On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of January 8

US Lawmakers Facing Deadlines for Budget, Immigration Deals.  Voice of America 1/11 “U.S. lawmakers are running short on time to agree on a plan to fund the government and achieve a bipartisan immigration deal.  The budget battle could lead to a government shutdown next week, and Democrats in Congress want any funding agreement to include […]

National Manufacturing Indicators

December 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business (ISM) Monthly Full Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders November 2017 (US Census Bureau) US International Trade in Goods and Services November 2017 (US Census Bureau) Monthly Construction Spending November 2017 (US Census Bureau) 2017 Fourth Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey (NAM)

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of December 18

Manufacturers React to Congressional Passage of the Tax Bill.  IndustryWeek 12/21 “Manufacturers will save about $261 billion over the next decade thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. On paper, that should lead to new investments — in equipment, in workforce and beyond. . . .” The No. 1 Employee Benefit That No […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 2

Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing.  Department of Commerce (Report) 10/6 No, That Robot Will Not Steal Your Job.  NYTimes (Opinion) 10/7 “The recovery from the crisis of 2008 has been one of the weakest on record, but never in postwar history has so little growth created so many jobs. The unemployment […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of June 5

U.S. Labor Department rescinds Obama-era rule on ‘joint employment’.  Reuters 6/7 “The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday said it was rescinding the Obama administration’s standard for determining when companies are “joint employers” of contract and franchise workers, in the agency’s first major shift in labor policy under President Donald Trump. . . .” US Job […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of May 1

U.S. factory orders rise; core capital goods orders revised up.  Reuters 5/4 “New orders for U.S.-made goods increased for a fourth straight month in March and orders for capital equipment were stronger than previously reported, pointing to a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector. . . .” US Small-Business Owners’ Optimism Remains Strong.  Gallup 5/4 […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of February 20

Team Trump to Share Power in Trade Policy.  Bloomberg BNA 2/24 “Leaders of the Trump administration’s new trade team will share the job held by the U.S. trade representative over the past eight years, and Commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross, a friend of President Donald Trump, will be the chief trade policy strategist. . . […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of February 13

Disrupting the Hiring Process (Part One).  Gallup 2/16 “Employers say they’re having trouble finding the right people to fill jobs.  Many employers report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available “talent.” Yet 9.4% of Americans are either unemployed, underemployed or barely attached to the labor market. Isn’t there pool of people out there willing […]