The rare-earth mining operations in Mountain Pass, Calif., the last remaining assets of bankrupt Molycorp Inc., were bought in June by a group that drew objections from rival bidders, who said the winner has ties to the Chinese government.
Two proposed policy changes—imposing a border adjustment tax (BAT) and withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—would likely fail to achieve their goal of reversing the trend of offshoring manufacturing to...
The nation’s industrial production has strengthened for five straight months amid robust domestic demand and stronger growth abroad.
Asia’s top economy has been pulling in ever-greater volumes of low-cost ore to meet resilient demand from mills, which have benefited from rising steel prices in the second quarter.
More defense companies manufacturing or developing "key technologies" are covered than under previous rules.
Factory payrolls rose by 1,000.
Further improvements in economies around the world are helping drive demand for U.S. exports.
Friction is growing between workers who build combustion vehicles--still the mainstay of most carmakers’ profits--and managers seeking to position their companies for a battery-powered future.
The expansion was broad based, with 15 of 18 industries posting growth in June.
The type of manufacturing jobs that McKinsey sees evolving are not only fewer, they’re also higher-skilled.