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THE LATEST NEWS: Articles in the December 17, 2014
Issue Of Manufacturing & Technology News

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President Obama, Wall Street Financiers, Corporate CEOs And Members Of Congress Meet Together To Plan Strategy To Sell And Pass Free-Trade Agreements

Congress Authorizes A National Network For Manufacturing Innovation

Growth In U.S. Steel Market Is Being Filled By Surging Imports

At 12 Percent Of GDP, Manufacturing Accounts For 70 Percent Of U.S. R&D Spending

A Run-Down Of Final Budgets For Federal Manufacturing & Industrial Programs For Fiscal Year 2015: DOD, DOE, Commerce, NASA, EPA

Slower Growth Than Expected In 2014 In U.S. Chemical Sector, But Things Are Looking Up

Free Trade Is Not Free: Trade Agreements Cost U.S. Taxpayers $426 Million In Foreign Compliance Costs

Bankers Are In Control Of American Trade Policy; A Look At The Financial Disclosure Form For Stefan Selig, Undersecretary Of Trade At The Commerce Department

Financial Disclosure Form For U.S. Trade Representative And Former Citigroup Executive Michael Froman

Two New Manufacturing Hub Competitions Are Announced For Flexible Circuit Boards & Smart, Energy-Efficient Manufacturing

An Abundance Of Resources: The United States Has A Lot More Gas & A Lot More Oil; Domestic Production Almost Surpasses Imports

Outgoing House Armed Services Chairman: We Have Not Taken Care Of Our Troops



Quote Of Note

"There are folks in my own party and in my own constituency that have legitimate complaints about some of the trend lines of inequality, but are barking up the wrong tree when it comes to opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

-- President Barack Obama before a Dec. 3 meeting of The Business Roundtable



Web Site Of The Week

New report from the Energy Information Administration, "U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves," is located at:

http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/crudeoilreserves/index.cfm


Free Stories from Recent Back Issues

U.S.-China Commission Describes The Multiple Tactics Of A Rogue Nation Whose Policies Have Destroyed The U.S. Economy, And The U.S. Federal Government's Failed Response
(November 24, 2014)

A Titan Of U.S. Manufacturing: Gilroy Titan Creates TV's First CNC Machine Shop Show
(October 31, 2014)

'Factory Man': The Book, The Author, The Man And All The Rest -- The Millions Of Forgotten People
(October 10, 2014)

At The International Manufacturing Technology Show In Chicago, Here Is What Hundreds Of Manufacturing Men Had To Say
(September 19, 2014)

Walmart Finds That 'Made In USA' Has A Strong Appeal Among Consumers; Encourages Manufacturers To Highlight On Their Packaging Products That Are Made In America
(August 25, 2014)

Walmart Is Giving Priority To U.S. Manufacturers Who Hire American Workers; CEO Bill Simon Says Reviving Industry Is Essential For Walmart's Success
(July 31, 2014)

Reshoring Of Production and Engineering Is Not Yet Much Of A Trend In U.S. Electronics Sector
(July 15, 2014)

China Does Not Provide WTO With Trade Compliance Information
(June 30, 2014)

Trade Adjustment Assistance For Workers Program Is Enervated; Its Future In Doubt
(June 19, 2014)

Senators Tell USTR That Asia Trade Pact Is In Jeopardy Without Currency Provisions
(May 25, 2014)

GE Embraces Crowd Sourcing For Improving Appliance Products And Manufacturing Processes
(May 2, 2014)

Senate Committee Shrinks Budget for Proposed National Manufacturing Innovation Network In Half And The Number of Hubs By Two-Thirds
(April 18, 2014)

Defense Science Board: Offshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing Has Created National Security Vulnerabilities
(March 28, 2014)

USTR Says Korea Trade Deal Is A Boom; Critics Say It Is A Bust
(March 15, 2014)

The Great Disconnect: Americans Want Washington To Deal With Manufacturing, But Washington Is Not Responding
(February 28, 2014)

Korea Passes 'U-Turn' Law With Generous Incentives For Companies To Bring Manufacturing From China Back To Korea
(January 31, 2014)

Top Government Officials Discover There Is Little Left Of America's Telecom Equipment Manufacturing Industry; United States Has To Create A New Industry From Scratch
(January 14, 2014)

New DOD Pilot Program Is Aimed At Commercial Production Of Defense Laboratory Technologies
(December 17, 2013)

Cheap Natural Gas Is Driving Heavy Investment In Heavy Industry
(November 17, 2013)

The Country Will No Longer Know About Mass Layoffs
(October 22, 2013)

MIT: With Loss Of Manufacturing The U.S. Innovation Engine Is No Longer Working
(September 25, 2013)

U.S. Output Growth Is 50 Percent Lower Than Reported:
U.S. Economic Statistical System Has Not Measured
The Real Costs Of Outsourcing And Import Substitution

(September 12,2013)

Globalization Forces Major Change In Business Classification System: One Result Will Be That Imports From Manufacturers That Have Outsourced Production Offshore Will No Longer Be Considered Imports
(August 20, 2013)

America's Biggest Companies Continue To Move Factories Offshore And Eliminate Thousands of American Jobs
(July 31, 2013)

New ISO Product Safety Standard Will Impact Every Global Manufacturing Company; Retailers, OEMs And Governments Will Be Able To Trace A Flaw Directly Back To Its Source
(July 7, 2013)

It Will Be A Long Time Before Chinese Manufacturing Wages Catch Up With American's: China's Hourly Manufacturing Worker Compensation Cost: $1.74
(June 17, 2013)

Photonics Industry Looks To Federal Government To Get Back Into The Game -- Introducing the National Photonics Initiative
(May 31, 2013)

Without A Strong Manufacturing Sector, The U.S. Struggles To Break Out Of Recession
(May 8, 2013)

MIT Drills Into The Manufacturing Skills Shortage And Finds That It Doesn't Really Exist
(April 19, 2013)

AMIT Drills Into The Manufacturing Skills Shortage And Finds That It Doesn't Really Exist
(March 28, 2013)

MIT: America's Manufacturing Sector Has Lost The Ability To Turn Innovation Into Commercial Production
(March 6, 2013)

For A Pro-Domestic Manufacturing Policy Agenda In Congress, This Might Be The Year
(February 6, 2013)

U.S. Manufacturing Wages Are Stuck In Neutral And Are Not Nearly As Generous As Those In Other Industrialized Countries
(January 15, 2013)

Federal Supply Chain Survey Finds That Any Cut In Space Budgets Could Put A Lot Companies Out Of Business
(December 18, 2012)

Industry, Academia and Research Organizations Wholeheartedly Endorse National Network For Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
(November 18, 2012)

A Strategic Global Manufacturing Technology Vision Is Central To Germany's Economic Development And Export Plan
(October 31, 2012)

Europe's New Industrial Policy Targets Manufacturing To Spur Economic Turnaround
(October 12, 2012)

Global Semiconductor Industry Has No Plans To Build Factories In The United States
Of the 42 new fabrication plants planned to start construction in the world between 2011 and 2013, only one is in the United States. (September 28, 2012)

U.S. Trade Deficit Continues To Surge, Costing The Country Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs
China's trade surplus will soon reach $1 trillion. (September 4, 2012)

Sequestration Exposes U.S. Dependence On Defense Manufacturing
(August 24, 2012)

Critical And Strategic Materials Industry Has A New Voice In Washington, D.C. Aimed At Countering Multinational Company Bias Against U.S. Producers
(July 24, 2012)

On Russia Free Trade Issue, Big Business Interests Run Against Domestic Manufacturers
(July 6, 2012)

Boeing's Planes Are Riddled With Chinese Counterfeit Electronic Components
(June 15, 2012)

NIST Director Defends $1-Billion Manufacturing Program, But Doesn't Know Where The Money Will Come From
(May 31, 2012)

Everything Is 'Made In The World': WTO Is One Step Closer To Eliminating Country-Of-Origin Labels
(May 14, 2012)

Government Is Pushing Full Speed Ahead On Additive Manufacturing
A contractor for a new $45-million pilot center will be selected by late summer. (April 30, 2012)

Lessons Learned From A Trade Case -- SolarWorld CEO Warns Others To Pay Heed: Your Industry Could Be The Next To Go
(April 15, 2012)

Is Momentum Building For Adopting A New Manufacturing Policy Agenda, Or Is The Interest Due Only To The Upcoming Election?
(March 30, 2012)

Country-Of-Origin Labels Could Change Consumer Behavior And Revive U.S. Manufacturing
(March 15, 2012)

Obama Will Unveil $1-Billion National Manufacturing Innovation Network Initiative Based Upon Germany's Fraunhofer Institute
(February 28, 2012)

China Puts U.S. Auto Industry At Risk: Steel And Auto Unions Tell Uncle Sam To Initiate A Comprehensive Trade Case
(February 8, 2012)

Bye-Bye Baldrige: U.S. Decides Quality Is Not Worth $9 Million
(January 30, 2012)



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