Industry Market Trends

FABTECH 2013 Podcast: Scott Kartvedt of Afterburner Inc.

November 19, 2013

At FABTECH 2013, taking place now in Chicago, ThomasNet News interviews Scott Kartvedt of Afterburner Inc. about Flawless Execution, a leadership strategy based on principles derived from military discipline and organization that he teaches clients.  Read More

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Entrepreneurs More Likely to Outsource Than Delegate Work to Employees

November 19, 2013

Most entrepreneurs feel they work too much, yet a majority would rather outsource certain assignments than turn to their own employees to get the job done, according to a survey conducted by The Alternative Board. Read More

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American Economy Reaps the Benefits of Foreign Investments

November 19, 2013

Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama touted the benefits of foreign companies investing in U.S. businesses, declaring that the U.S. is "open for business." A new study shows that foreign companies that have made investments in the United States have had an “outsized impact” on the American economy.  Read More

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FABTECH Executive Roundtable Ponders Manufacturing's Many Obstacles

November 19, 2013

Manufacturers helped the nation pull through the Great Recession, and the sector is experiencing what some participants at FABTECH 2013 are calling a renaissance. A panel of manufacturing professionals discussed the state of the industry Monday during FABTECH, North America’s largest conference on metal manufacturing and technology. Read More

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The Great Deformation

November 19, 2013

In The Great Deformation, the David A. Stockman dissects what's wrong with today's monetary policies, where it all started, and why both sides of the aisle have their share of cronies and champions.  Read More

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Groups Weigh In on Assertion that Regulations Hinder U.S. Manufacturing

November 19, 2013

Federal regulations continue to pose a financial burden to manufacturing, according to a report published by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). Several trade and government groups offer their assessments of the situation.  Read More