On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 22

The Ex-Im Bank Is a Critical Tool in Checking China’s Ambitions. It’s Time to Get It Operating Again.  Shopfloor 10/26 “The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) joins members of both parties in applauding Congress’ passage of the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act of 2018 (BUILD Act) as part of the recent broader […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 15

Job openings pass 7 million for the first time.  The Hill 10/16 “U.S. employers had over seven million unfilled jobs on the last business day in August for the first time on record, according to numbers the Labor Department released Tuesday. . . .” There Are Still 488,000 Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S. Manufacturers Are Working to […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 8

Here’s exactly how Trump’s trade war with China could affect you.  Markets Insider 10/12 “A trade war between the US and China has been heating up for much of this year, and it could have huge impacts on the US economy. . . .” ‘Expensive energy is back’ — and it’s threatening the global economy, IEA […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 1

New NAM Outlook Survey: 2018 on Pace for Record-High Year of Manufacturer Optimism Following Tax and Regulatory Reform.  NAM 10/5 “On the heels of yet another positive employment report showing 18,000 manufacturing jobs were created in September, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today released the results of the Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey for the third quarter […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of September 24

US, Canada reach NAFTA deal.  The Hill 9/30 “The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal on an updated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after negotiators in Washington and Ottawa worked furiously into the night to meet a self-imposed midnight Sunday deadline. . . .” Manufacturers Need Action to End the Unfair Postal Subsidy. […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of September 17

With its last easy decision, Fed will try to avoid adding fuel to the fire.  MarketWatch 9/24 “Ask any Wall Street economist if the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting and the answer is “of course.”  “For now, the FOMC appears comfortable with quarterly rate hikes,” said Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist […]