Industry Market Trends

As U.S. Manufacturing Activity Rises, Employment Slips

September 4, 2013

New orders and factory activity bolstered the nation's manufacturing sector, which expanded for the third consecutive month in August, according to a new report from the Institute for Supply Management. Read More

Industry Market Trends

EPA to Cut Loophole on SSM Rule for Factories

September 4, 2013

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created more than 40 years ago, it established  many rules whose full consequences couldn't possibly be known at the time. There have been so many advancements in technology that affect the environment that the agency has been forced to become an ever-changing entity, constantly adapting its rules and guidelines, as well as keeping on top of those that are being misused or ignored. One policy from the early days of the EPA and the Clean Air Act has come under great scrutiny recently from normally such EPA-friendly groups as the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): the SSM Rule.  Read More