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  • Millions May Qualify for Overtime Pay
    Millions May Qualify for Overtime Pay
    08/24/2015
    Lee Miller
    Employees affected are executive, administrative, and professional employees ( EAP employees), outside sales and computer professionals, and highly-compensated employees.
  • U.S. Trade Deficit
    U.S. Trade Deficit
    08/13/2015
    Ernie Preeg
    U.S. manufactured exports declined by 1% from 2014, imports were up by 5%, and the deficit surged by 19%, or by $48 billion, which equates to a trade-related loss of 300,000 American manufacturing...
  • Latin America Manufacturing Outlook
    Latin America Manufacturing Outlook
    07/13/2015
    Fernando Sedano
  • European Industrial Outlook
    Global Outlook:
    07/09/2015
    Cliff Waldman
    With weak non-U.S. global growth and global deflation jitters likely to persist through 2015 and at least part of 2016, the strong dollar / weak oil combination will frame world economic developments...

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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

It would be hard to imagine a more opportune time to give a webinar presentation to a large group of MAPI members. They have already been dealing with a raft of problems in the form of widespread global weakness, an elevated dollar, declining investments in the energy sector,... read more...
In a report that should hopefully calm fears of a significant slowing in the U.S. economy, the Census Bureau reveals that new orders for long-lasting (durable) goods rose by a solid 2 percent in July. The so-called “internals”, which exclude transportation and defense, basically... read more...
The results of the recently held presidential primaries in Argentina are difficult to read. Although Daniel Scioli (the ruling party’s candidate) obtained more than 38 percent of the vote versus the 30 percent received by Mauricio Macri (the main opposition party), a similar... read more...
Chinese exports of manufactures in July, compared with 2014, were down 8% to $187 billion, imports were down by 6% to $101 billion, and the trade surplus was down by 4% to$486 billion. This was the first decline in the surplus in years, although the 4% was only half the 8%... read more...

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Council Spotlight

  • Kris Bledowski, Ph.D.
    Director: Krzysztof Bledowski, Ph.D.
    Next Meeting:
    09/10/2015 (All day) - 09/11/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    2013 “Wall of Debt” Refinancing Wave (impact on interest rates)
    Tax Relief on Foreign Earnings Repatriation
    China and India Cyclical Analysis
    European Crisis and Impact on U.S. Manufacturing