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Leadership, Layoffs and Lasers Shooting Birds: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Nov. 18, 2022
We invite you to sit back and catch up with the top 10 stories over the past week.

Welcome to the end of the week.  Semiconductors, layoffs and nuclear energy were among the topics that grabbed the attention of our IW manufacturing community over the past seven days. We invite you to sit back and catch up with the top 10 stories over the past week on IndustryWeek.com. They are: 

The Semiconductor Summary: Who's Building Chips Where? A comprehensive look at the billions for new semiconductor production capacity in the U.S.

Amazon to Layoff 10,000 Employees: Report: The layoffs would follow an aggressive hiring spree: Amazon doubled its workforce from the first quarter of 2020 to 1.62 million employees two years later.

Leadership Lessons I Learned from the Military: Veteran and J&J Consumer Health executive Kathy Widmer reflects on how serving her country translates to her role today.

Canada Arrests EV Battery Researcher for Alleged Spying for China: Yuesheng Wang, 35, faces charges under the Criminal Code and the Security of Information Act for having "allegedly obtained trade secrets to benefit the People's Republic of China, to the detriment of Canada's economic interests," said a statement.

A Well-Crafted Production Checklist Is a Beautiful Thing to Behold: A set of standard practices can do wonders for communication, teamwork and morale.

US Seeks 15-Year Term for Theranos Founder in Fraud Case: Before she was convicted of fraud, Holmes was named an IndustryWeek Tech Leader of the Year and the country's richest female self-made billionaire by Forbes.

2023 Manufacturing Outlook Survey: Share your views on the economy, supply chain, employment and pricing.

IW U.S. 500: Top Food and Beverage Manufacturers: These 10 manufacturers earned the highest revenue among food and/or beverage producers on the 2022 IndustryWeek U.S. 500.

So That Happened: Lasers Shooting Birds, Pew Pew: IW editors look into that story and the FDA's possible deeper oversight of food packing, Michigan protecting its position in mobility and NAM supporting marriage legislation.

Nuclear Energy Is Looking Good Again: The need for plentiful, low-cost electricity will rise dramatically in the coming years.

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