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Manufacturing Sector Not Fully Recovered from Early Weakness
There are several reminders that the manufacturing sector has not recovered fully from economic weaknesses earlier in the year, even as business leaders remain cautiously optimistic about activity in the coming months.
July 6, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

U.S. economy nearing full employment, bounced back in second quarter: Fed's Fischer
The U.S. economy probably bounced back to an annual growth rate of around 2.5 percent in the second quarter, and the labor market is approaching full employment, Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday.
July 1, 2015 – Reuters

CAT to lay off 50 more workers at Illinois Campus
Caterpillar will lay off an additional 50 workers at its East Peoria, Ill., campus due to a downturn in the demand for mining equipment, reports Business Insider. The company currently employs 3,900 workers at the site.
June 23, 2015 – Construction Equipment

Fast-track back before Senate
The Senate is poised to vote a second time on granting President Obama fast-track trade authority.
June 22, 2015 – The Hill

US Mining activity remains weak
U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth.
June 16, 2015 – Mining World

Business Leaders Less Optimistic About Growth
Results of several recent surveys show that business leaders are less upbeat today than six months ago.
June 15, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

China's economy shows little improvement in May
China's ailing economy showed few signs of improvement in May, with factory output steadying but investment growing at its slowest rate in nearly 15 years, pointing to further weakness unless Beijing ramps up its stimulus efforts
June 14, 2015 – Reuters

Caterpillar VP elects to retire
Mary Bell, vice president with responsibility for the Building Construction Products Division, has elected to retire.
June 12, 2015 – Mining World

AEM Named a Top Workplace
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has recognized 150 Companies and Organizations in Milwaukee as Top Workplaces 2015.
June 12, 2015 – JSOnline

Fed Notes Economic Improvements in Most Recent Report
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book reported that the economy expanded modestly in its recent assessment.
June 10, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

House GOP sets vote Friday to clear fast-track trade bill
House Republican leaders are setting up sa howdown vote Friday on the fast-track trade bill that the Obama administration says will clear the way for wrapping up negotiations on a Pacific Rim agreement.
June 10, 2015 – Agri-Pulse

Deadline extended: AEM Hall of Fame
The deadline for the 2015 AEM Hall of Fame has been extended to Friday, June 12.
June 8, 2015 – AEM

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?
Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That's up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication it won't be a big deal.
June 5, 2015 – Equipment World

Joy Global Finalizes Montabert Acquisition
Joy Global closed on its purchase of Montabert on June 1, 2015 for 110 million euros, subject to a working capital adjustment.
June 4, 2015 – Diesel Progress

Ryan: 'Within striking distance' on trade
Backers of a major trade bill are "within striking distance" of securing enough votes to pass the bill in the House, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.
June 4, 2015 – The Hill

How 3-D Printing Will Change Everything About Manufacturing
Back in the day, before the widespread availability of electricity, many manufacturing facilities ran on water power-think places like DuPont's original black powder plant in Hagley, Del.
June 4, 2015 – Wall Street Journal

How a Decaying Infrastructure Hurts U.S. Manufacturing
Make or buy all that you want in the U.S., but if the transportation system doesn't work, your business will suffer. That's why the U.S. must address the huge problem of decaying infrastructure.
June 4, 2015 – Wall Street Journal

How a Decaying Infrastructure Hurts U.S. Manufacturing
Make or buy all that you want in the U.S., but if the transportation system doesn't work, your business will suffer. That's why the U.S. must address the huge problem of decaying infrastructure.
June 4, 2015 – Wall Street Journal

Atlas Copco's Climate Initiatives Recognized During U.N. Summit
Atlas Copco, an industrial group with world-leading positions in sustainable productivity solutions, recently was recognized for its climate initiatives, including its goals to impact emissions through energy efficient products and to decrease the carbon footprint of its operations, during the United Nations' Business and Climate Summit held in May in Paris, France.
June 3, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Tough market realities for US coal
In an increasingly tough market, one notable symptom of coal's malaise is the recent sharp upturn in layoffs, says the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in a recent report.
June 3, 2015 – Mining World

FBI looking into Liebherr lawsuit that alleges trade secret theft
The FBI is looking into a case in which a local manufacturer is accusing several of its former workers of stealing designs to a huge mining dump truck for copycat truck production in China..
June 2, 2015 – Detroit Free Press

Australia's economy strengthens, but growth challenges remain
Australia's economy was stronger-than-expected in the first quarter of the year as exports and consumer spending boosted growth, data showed Wednesday, reinforcing a decision to keep interest rates on hold after two cuts this year.
June 2, 2015 – AFP

First Quarter GDP Declines for Second Year in a Row
The U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter for the second year in a row, with revised data showing that real GDP declined by 0.7 percent.
June 2, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

First Quarter GDP Declines for Second Year in a Row
The U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter for the second year in a row, with revised data showing that real GDP declined by 0.7 percent.
June 2, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Manufacturing activity rises in May
Manufacturing activity picked up modestly last month in a sign that a recent slump in the sector may be easing.
June 1, 2015 – USA Today

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