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2008 Advances and Challenges in CAD

December 18, 2008

Manufacturers today face increasing pressure to accelerate product time-to-market, reduce costs and deliver more high-quality products to customers. Achieving these goals requires companies to enhance communication and CAD collaboration across a widely dispersed supply chain. Read More

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How and When Will Obama Approach NAFTA?

December 17, 2008

Trade and globalization policies played an enormous role in the latest presidential election. Now that Barack Obama has been elected the next president of the U.S, how and when will the president-elect address trade - particularly NAFTA - after being sworn into office next month? Read More

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China Loses Appeal Over Car Parts Ruling

December 16, 2008

In a bit of good news to U.S. auto parts suppliers who are dreading the ripple effect of a possible Detroit Three downfall, the WTO has determined that China's auto parts tariffs to be in breach of international trade rules. Read More

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What exactly is a Car Czar?

December 11, 2008

Though we're not precisely sure what the final bailout legislation for Detroit's automakers will look like, we do know it will come with quite a few strings attached, one of those being the probable inclusion of a "car czar." Read More

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Glimmer of Hope: Now's a Good Time to be a Buyer

December 10, 2008

From above-average compensation to an increased role in a company's business strategy, now is a good time to be a buyer — despite the credit crunch. Read More

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Branding the Complete Package

December 9, 2008

It takes more than just a pretty package to sell a product. To differentiate themselves from the competition, companies must develop a complete brand that resonates with consumers. Read More

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5 Advanced Designs in Emergency Architecture

December 9, 2008

Natural disasters can be unpredictable and devastating, but some inventive emergency-shelter designs are proving that resourcefulness can triumph over seemingly insurmountable challenges. Read More