On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 5

SEC to review corporate democracy rules risking investor clash.  Reuters 11/9
“The U.S. securities regulator is set to review this month rules on corporate democracy, setting it up for a clash with investors who worry the agency will side with companies to diminish voting rights on charged issues like climate change and gun violence. . . .”

NSA official: China violating agreement on cyber economic espionage.  The Hill 11/8
“Senior National Security Agency official Rob Joyce said Thursday that he believes China is violating a 2015 agreement with the U.S. to end cyber economic espionage. . . .”

Canada at odds with U.S. changes to text of trade deal: source.  Reuters 11/8
“Canada is pushing back against U.S. attempts to change the text of their September trade pact and the issue may have to be referred to ministers to settle, a Canadian source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. . . .”

Fed stands pat on rates, signals December hike amid upbeat economic outlook.  USA Today 11/8
“With the economy sailing along, another interest rate hike is almost certainly in the cards next month. . . .”

Manufacturing Will Remain Front and Center in the 116th Congress.  Shopfloor 11/7
“Election Day 2018 has finally come and gone, and while the pundits will spend weeks dissecting the exit polls, latest trends and “what this means for 2020,” manufacturers are focused on something more important: what this all means for the more than 12.5 million men and women who make things in America. . . .”

Now What? How Manufacturers Continue to Break Through and Shape the Issues.  Shopfloor 11/7
“Louder, nastier and divisive. Think our politics can’t get worse? Think again. The political campaign ads may be dwindling and the social media arguments may be quieting, but it’s all just a brief break as the political world now sets its sights on 2020. . . .”

Why retaining women in manufacturing matters.  Plant Services 11/7
“Bad news: There aren’t enough workers to fill the job openings in manufacturing, and the number of women working in manufacturing is relatively low. Most of you reading this already know that. . . .”

Exit From China to Dodge Trump’s Duties Gains Pace.  Bloomberg 11/6
“A manufacturing retreat from China to avoid U.S. tariffs is gathering pace. . . .”

Justin Trudeau: Canada won’t threaten NAFTA 2.0 to end tariffs.  Washington Times 11/6
“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country won’t use the new NAFTA as leverage to break President Trump’s tariffs. . . .”