While there is no debating that China must engage in acceptable trade practices, the world must recognize significant shifts in the Chinese landscape. Far from just slowing, China is seeing changes to its growth composition and to its potential growth that might turn the economic policy focus more inward, although, without a doubt, China will remain a critical player on the global economic stage. A broad understanding of such shifts in the nation is needed for an optimal answer to the “China question.”
Germany and the U.S. continue to drive innovation around the Industrial Internet. The two countries are economic powerhouses and they are keenly aware of the importance of internet connectivity for business applications. Yet their approaches to harnessing it differ, as I documented in a 2015 report. What’s changed since then?
The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Foundation released its quarterly forecast, U.S. Industrial Outlook: Glimmers of Light. The forecast shows positive signs of global economic stability. Low interest rates and the likelihood of fiscal policies to increase growth suggest the United States will not face a recession. However, the forecast is still indicating only modest to moderate U.S. economic performance and limited manufacturing output growth.
On February 24, 2017, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a significant decision interpreting the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
By truly understanding manufacturing, we can rebuild the factory sector’s standing among educators, parents, and policymakers. We can support better job opportunities and consistent economic growth for future generations. Read on for a nonpartisan, rhetoric-free understanding of manufacturing in America.
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We are in the midst of the inescapable growth spurt of the internet of things (IoT) and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). One estimate puts the number of all globally connected devices at 8.4 billion, one-third of which are business and industrial products.
With growing to-do lists and action items, everyone feels the crushing need to be more productive with the hours in the day to achieve “peak productiveness.” This means fighting against the natural rhythms of our bodies that lead to the afternoon slump, as well as the productivity levels that sla
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