The effect of government regulation on American manufacturing has been a hotly debated issue since the introduction of federal clean air and water guidelines about 40 years ago. Here we look at what manufacturing trade groups consider the real economic impact of regulations on U.S. manufacturers and consumers.
Currency manipulation by U.S. trading partners, particularly China, creates a drag on the U.S. economy. Cracking down on manipulators would significantly reduce the trade deficit and provide a major boost to American manufacturers. In fact, the solution may be as simple as the stroke of a pen. Read more
The nano-material graphene could prove to be the most important synthetic material since plastic, but producing it is cost-prohibitive. However, several teams of researchers around the world are trying to crack the code to produce industrial quantities of the super material. Read more