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US Trade Gap Shrinks to 4-year Low
The Trade War's Troubling Twist
April 17, 2018
Reshoring Is on the Rise: What It Means for the Trade Debate
April 13, 2018
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In Free Trade U-Turn, Modi Raises India’s Import Duties
Feb. 15, 2018
Robots Multiply in China: Annual Output Passes 100,000
Dec. 14, 2017
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Trump Might Be Right About the Trade Deficit With Canada
Dec. 12, 2017
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China Likely to Overtake US as Largest Importer Within 5 Years
Dec. 4, 2017
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China Factory Gauge Posts Surprise Gain as Slowdown Held at Bay
Nov. 30, 2017
Over in China, the factory numbers unexpectedly increased to near a five-year high as both overseas and domestic consumers are snapping up products from China’s factories and ...
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Samsung, LG Investors Unfazed by US Trade Move on Washers
Nov. 22, 2017
Whirlpool has accused Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics of selling washing machines in the U.S. at below fair-market value while shifting production around to avoid anti-...
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NAFTA Talks Are Sputtering as Parties Reject US Hard Line
Nov. 21, 2017
The fifth round of talks, which wraps up Tuesday, has largely avoided the most divisive U.S. proposals on dairy, automotive content, dispute panels, government procurement, and...
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Subaru Recalls 400,000 Cars in Japan
Nov. 16, 2017
The recall concerns nine models, including a sports car that Subaru manufactures for Toyota, but vehicles sold overseas reportedly were not affected.
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German Factory Orders Rise Unexpectedly as Economy Powers Ahead
Nov. 6, 2017
Europe’s largest economy is on track for continued robust growth in the third quarter, with manufacturing set to remain a “pillar” of the upswing thanks to “vigorous” export demand...
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US Trade Gap Widens as Imports Increase
Oct. 26, 2017
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Toyota to Reduce Investment, Targets for New Plant in Mexico
Oct. 25, 2017
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Supply Chain Technology
Apple Slams Qualcomm Suit Seeking iPhone Ban in China
Oct. 16, 2017
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Is Boeing the King of Welfare? British Labour Party Thinks So
Oct. 11, 2017
Dassault Mulls Manufacturing in India on Modi Push
Oct. 10, 2017
Building the Falcon 2000 planes in India would cut costs while ensuring quality and execution that meets standards, according to CEO Eric Trappier.
ABB; illustration: Bill Szilyagi, IndustryWeek
Manufacturing Leader of the Week
Big Picture and Best Practices with ABB
Oct. 4, 2017
ABB has its gaze set on the North American market after its aggressive $2.6 billion acquisition of GE's Industrial Solutions business. ABB Electrification Products division president...
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Labor / Employment Policy
Euro Factories Add Jobs in Struggle to Keep Up With Orders
Oct. 2, 2017
A Purchasing Managers Index for the European manufacturing industry rose to 58.1 in September from 57.4 in August — the highest level in more than six and a half years.
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India Talking to GE to Tweak $2.5 Billion Locomotive Deal
Sept. 28, 2017
Remember when India and GE signed a 2015 deal to build a factory and 1,000 diesel locomotives? Now India wants to go electric and GE says that would “undermine a promising infrastructur...
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