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Obama announces new Los Angeles-based manufacturing hub

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration selected a Los Angeles group Monday to lead an effort aimed at making manufacturing companies more competitive globally by helping them consume less energy and produce less waste. The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in Los Angeles will receive $70 million from the federal government to establish the ninth of 15 “manufacturing hubs” that President ...

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Survey finds modest economic growth in many regions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy grew at a modest pace in much of the country from April to mid-May, despite headwinds ranging from slower consumer spending to ongoing weakness in the manufacturing and the energy sectors. The Fed’s latest survey of business conditions found that half of its 12 regions described growth as modest, ...

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Manufacturing in New York finally expanded in March

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, the Statue of Liberty stands in New York harbor with the New York City skyline in the background. On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Federal Reserve of New York releases its March survey of manufacturers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Factory activity in New York expanded in March for the first time since last summer, and measures of new orders and shipments also posted robust gains. The New York Federal Reserve said Tuesday its Empire State manufacturing index rose to 0.6 in March from minus 16.6 the previous month. It was the first positive reading since July. Any reading ...

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Volkswagen official urges US to consider fallout of fines

Volkswagen official urges US to consider fallout of fines

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Volkswagen’s employee council said Tuesday he hopes that American authorities will consider the potential fallout on jobs in the U.S. and beyond as they mull what fines to impose on the company over its emissions-rigging scandal. The cost to Volkswagen of the scandal that erupted in September remains unclear. In January, the Justice Department ...

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Orders to US factories fell sharply in December

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WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell sharply in December, closing out a year in which demand for American manufactured goods retreated for the first time in six years. Factory orders dropped 2.9 percent in December, the fourth decline in the past five months, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Orders were down 6.6 percent for the full year, marking the ...

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US factory orders, inventories fall in November

U.S. factory orders, inventories fall in November

WASHINGTON – New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in November and inventories declined for a fifth straight month, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new orders for manufactured goods slipped 0.2 percent after a downwardly revised 1.3 percent gain in October. The decline was in line with ...

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Windcreek Services announces certification in construction and installation of UL listed control panels

Windcreek, a turnkey solutions provider for energy, municipal and manufacturing industries, announces the addition of UL listed industrial control panels to their service and product line. Their team of experts can customize UL listed control panels to meet complex project and equipment demands. Gilette, Wyoming, December 12, 2015 –– Windcreek Services, Inc is now UL certified in the construction and installation ...

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UL listed control panels are an essential asset for manufacturers looking for turnkey services

The evolution of problem solving “black rhinos” If you want to succeed in business, you have to think like a rhinoceros. At least that’s Scott Alexander’s theory in his book, Rhinoceros Success, targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs. The book was self-published in the 1980’s and divided the world into two groups – rhinos and cows. According to Alexander, “I realized the ...

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