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  • US industrial production fell 0.6% in March vs. 0.1% drop expected

    04/15/2016 6:42:21 AM PDT · by mykroar · 18 replies ^ | 4/15/2016 | Reuters
    U.S. industrial production fell more than expected in March as output declined broadly, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter. Industrial output decreased 0.6 percent last month after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent drop in February, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. Industrial production has declined in six of the last seven months. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast industrial production slipping 0.1 percent last month after a previously reported 0.5 percent drop in February. Industrial production fell at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter. The report joined data on retail...
  • France Terror: 'Hostages Taken' In Car Chase

    01/09/2015 12:57:43 AM PST · by radu · 424 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Sky News
    The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages. A car chase is under way on the N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired. The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead. Sky's Ian Woods says the police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport. Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
  • Pending Home Sales Fall By Most Since 2010, Capacity Utilization Still Below 80%

    10/28/2013 7:23:12 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/28/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Pending home sales in the USA fell 5.6% in September, the biggest drop since 2010. phs102813 Of course, the rise in the US Treasury 10 year yield has cooled off pending home sales. phsmortgagesept13 Meanwhile, capacity utilization in the USA rose to 78.3%, shy of the point when The Fed has historically raises The Fed Funds Rate Target to cool down the economy. caputefed102813 Back in the Reagan Recovery in the 1980s and the Clinton Recovery in the 1990s, we saw capacity utilization rise above 80% signalling an over-heating economy. And The Fed reacted with increases in The Fed Funds...
  • Slowest Recovery Since 1882: Homebuilder Enthusiasm, Inflation and Industrial Production

    10/16/2012 10:17:53 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/16/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As Professor John Taylor of Stanford University has observed, this is the slowest economic recovery since President Chester Arthur in 1882. Hence, I am not surprised that economic indicators struggle to increase to pre-recession levels. The National Association of Homebuilders Confidence Index rose to 41 in September from 40 in August. While this this is the highest reading since the end of the recession, it is still below the breakeven point of 50. Well, confidence could be attributed to the Fed’s mega-pushdown of mortgage rates. While one can say “It’s about time!” since the recession ended in June 2009, other...
  • Obama order targets industrialefficiency, emissions

    08/31/2012 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/31/12 | Valerie Volcovici
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Thursday that would increase the number of cogeneration plants in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2020, a move that would boost U.S. industrial energy efficiency and slash carbon emissions by 150 million tons per year. The order is the administration's latest effort to deploy cleaner and more efficient energy production in the country by working around political resistance to climate change and "green" energy legislation on Capitol Hill. The measure aims to accelerate investments to help manufacturers expand their use of combined heat and power (CHP) facilities,
  • U.S. Industrial Output Falls (Yes that word again)

    06/15/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 15, 2012 | Tom Barkley and Ian Talley
    U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May, with a slump in manufacturing activity providing another sign of concern for the economic recovery. Industrial production last month slipped 0.1%, the Federal Reserve said Friday. April's output figures were revised down slightly to a 1.0% gain, versus an initial estimate of a 1.1% jump.
  • A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise

    12/02/2011 1:11:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11/30/2011 | Sheera Frenkel
    AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack. Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran. The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was...
  • Redeeming the Industrial Revolution as benefiting women and children

    11/18/2011 5:44:31 AM PST · by aone · 2 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | November 17, 2011 | Wendy McElroy
    A destructive myth has wrapped itself around laissez-faire capitalism. It is the erroneous notion that the free market harms the "vulnerable" within society; specifically, it is said to harm women and children by cruelly exploiting their labor. The opposite is true. Laissez-faire capitalism offers the one element that the vulnerable need most to survive and to advance: choice. The most liberating choice individuals can have is the ability to support themselves and not be dependent upon anyone else for the food going into their mouths. Using this myth as an entering assumption, historians have been extremely harsh in analyzing one...
  • Industrial production edges up 0.2% in September

    10/18/2011 6:43:10 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 1 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.17.11 | Steve Goldstein
    The nation’s industrial production rose 0.2% in September, capping a third-quarter rebound in activity for the manufacturing sector, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. Though the headline gain was stronger than the 0.1% that economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast, August’s reading tracking output by factories, mines and utilities was downwardly revised to zero from an initially reported 0.2% growth.
  • Industrial output up 0.2% in August: Rise beats expectations

    09/15/2011 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 7 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.15.11 | Greg Robb
    U.S. industrial production rose 0.2% in August after a strong 0.9% gain in July. Production is now up in four straight months. Economists had expected no change in industrial output in August.. Capacity utilization increased 0.1 percentage point to 77.4% in August, the highest level since August 2008.
  • Industrial output jumps in August on auto strength

    08/16/2011 7:04:19 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.16.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The output of the nation’s factories, mines and utilities surged 0.9% in July as auto assemblies rebounded and consumers turned on their air conditioners, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. The gain, the biggest since last December, was in line with economists’ expectations. The key question is whether the increase can be sustained in future months. Output in June was revised up to a 0.4% gain from the prior estimate of a 0.2% gain and output in May was also revised higher.
  • Does America really need more college graduates?

    03/31/2011 3:37:50 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/16/11 5:02 PM | Hans Bader
    The President says that “the best economic policy is one that produces more college graduates.” No doubt this is best for colleges, which have been able to increase tuition faster than inflation, year after year, secure in the knowledge that they can rake in ever-rising government subsidies and skyrocketing tuition. Students have little choice but to pay inflated tuition bills to the education industrial-complex, as they vie with each other for scarce entry-level jobs by acquiring ever more degrees that show their ability to jump through hoops and master difficult (but largely useless) skills. But is this educational arms race...
  • August Industrial Production Misses Expectations

    09/15/2010 6:57:48 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-15-2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    August Industrial Production Misses Expectations Vincent Fernando, CFA Sep. 15, 2010, 9:16 AM U.S. industrial production rose by 0.2% in August vs. 0.3% expected according to Finviz. July's industrial production growth was also revised down to 0.6% from 1%. Federal Reserve: The downward revision in July primarily resulted from newly available data on the output of four industries within manufacturing: iron and steel, construction machinery, paper, and pharmaceuticals. The index for manufacturing output rose 0.2 percent in August after having advanced 0.7 percent in July; the step-down in the rate of increase reflected a fallback in the production of motor...
  • Industrial Materials Shine As Global Economy Seen Turning

    11/09/2009 12:58:45 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 11-09-2009 | Kate Gibson
    Industrial Materials Shine As Global Economy Seen TurningCitigroup analysts envision near-60% EPS gain in materials sector next year Kate Gibson MarketWatch Nov. 9, 2009, 3:23 p.m. EST NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- With industrial materials among the first to benefit as the global economy turns, the sector ranks as the No. 2 performer among the S&P 500's 10 industry groups so far this year -- and Citigroup analysts now see nearly a 60% earnings-per-share rebound as likely for the sector in 2010. Bankers' Clients Want More Love, More MoneyBonds of trust between investment banks and their clients have in some cases...
  • Obama wants to eliminate industrial banks (Utah)

    06/19/2009 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,467+ views ^ | 6/19/09 | Steve Overbeck
    Utah's industrial banking industry has a new and formidable enemy -- President Barack Obama. As part of the president's plan for regulatory reform of the nation's financial services industry, which was unveiled earlier this week in an 85-page white paper, Obama is calling for the elimination of industrial bank charters and wants them all shut down within five years. If successful, the president's plan could deal a hammer blow to Utah's economy, which is the home of 25 industrial banks that employ thousands of the state's residents and hold assets valued in excess of $168 billion. Utah's industrial banking community...
  • Church Acquires Big Ass Fan

    07/31/2008 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 34 replies · 1,199+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.31.2008 | UPI
    A New York Roman Catholic church said it is attempting to solve its over-heating problems with a product bearing a name unusual for a church -- a Big Ass Fan. Members of Our Lady of Refuge Church in Brooklyn said they raised money to purchase the product from Big Ass Fans regardless of its name, the Daily News, a New York newspaper, reported Wednesday. The name of the company isn't something that you'd want to put in print, but I had to laugh - it is a big-ass fan, said Ronald Holder, a parishioner for more than 20 years who...
  • Brit Mother of 13 Still Has a Size "0" Figure (#14 on the way)

    07/22/2008 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 124 replies · 990+ views
    Sify News ^ | 07.21.2008 | Sify News
    London: A British mom has managed to retain her size zero figure – despite giving birth to 13 kids, with the 14th on its way. The 37-year-old Joanne Watson, in her first trimester, loves being pregnant and always manages to get back her 7st 5lbs ideal weight after giving birth. "I''m lucky because I always sail through my pregnancies and have no symptoms whatsoever at the moment," Mirror quoted her as saying. Joanne, who is 5ft 2ins, said: "Some people say I'm mad. But we're as thrilled that we're expecting for the 14th time as we were the first time....
  • 2 injured in WI chemical plant explosion

    03/19/2008 6:51:00 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 279+ views
    Spooner, WI -- A large explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Spooner, Wisconsin has injured at least 2 people. Witnesses say, several area fire departments are on the scene at the Cortec Corporation plant. The Spooner Health System tells KARE 11 the hospital is treating two people from the plant. Their conditions were not immediately made available. The Wisconsin State Patrol said it did not know the cause of the 8:43 a.m. explosion at the plant owned by St. Paul, Minnesota-based Cortec Corporation. Cortec vice president Anna Vignetti said the injuries are believed to be first- or second-degree...
  • Industrial Alcohol 'Is Killing Russian Men'

    06/15/2007 6:08:16 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 798+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-15-2007 | Natalie Paris
    Industrial alcohol 'is killing Russian men' By Natalie Paris and agencies Last Updated: 11:30am BST 15/06/2007 The drinking of strong alcohol is causing half the deaths of working age men in Russia, a recent study has shown. The consumption of alcohol along with perfume, cleaning agents and other industrial concoctions, is being blamed for the premature deaths of 43 per cent of Russian men aged between 25-54. Research published in the Lancet studied 1,750 men who lived in Izhevsk, an industrial city in the Ural mountains, and died between 2003 and 2005. Men who were problem drinkers of alcoholic beverages...
  • Boeing shares work, but guards its secrets

    05/15/2007 2:46:01 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 18 replies · 825+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 15, 2007 | Dominick Gates
    Three Japanese industrial giants build and co-design 35 percent of the 787. They deliver most of the 787's center section and are now manufacturing the massive composite plastic pieces in Nagoya, two hours southwest of Tokyo by bullet train. The Japanese government provides loans to finance the development project estimated at up to $2 billion.
  • Pentagon worries about aircraft, vehicle industry

    03/15/2007 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 31 replies · 924+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 14, 2007 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    Pentagon worries about aircraft, vehicle industry Reuters News 03/14/2007 Author: Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - Declining spending on military programs could lead to a consolidation in the U.S. fixed-wing aircraft industrial base in the future, according to a Pentagon report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. Lockheed Martin Corp and Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp had programs that would carry production into the next 20 years, but Boeing Co.'s future outlook was "more problematic," said the report, which the Pentagon delivered to Congress this week. "Boeing's future in the fighter/attack and transport segments is questionable," said...
  • What was the Alternative to Industrialization?

    04/24/2006 12:08:12 PM PDT · by libertarianPA · 12 replies · 221+ views
    Amarxica ^ | 4/24/06 | John Reit
    I recently found a postcard that an ex girlfriend once gave me. It's a picture of Charlie Chaplin in his movie Modern Times. I was a film student in college and my ex knew that I am a big fan of Charlie Chaplin's work. In my liberal days, I was even an admirer of his philosophies and politics. The postcard depicts probably the most famous scene in the film - his Big Brother-esque boss makes him fix the "big industrial machine," and consequently, the Little Tramp gets caught up in the giant gears. The entire movie, and that scene in...
  • Happy 161st Birthday Florida, the 27th State! (March 3, 1845)

    03/03/2006 3:03:33 PM PST · by bd476 · 5 replies · 419+ views
    Florida Capital: TallahasseeState abbreviation/Postal code: Fla./FLGovernor: Jeb Bush, R (to Jan. 2007)Lieut. Governor: Toni Jennings, R (to Jan. 2007)Senators: Mel Martinez, R (to Jan. 2011); Bill Nelson, D (to Jan. 2007)U.S. Representatives: 25Historical biographies of Congressional membersSecy. of State: Glenda Hood, R (to Jan. 2007)Atty. General: Charlie Crist, R (to Jan. 2007)Chief Financial Officer: Tom Gallagher, R (to Jan. 2007)Organized as territory: March 30, 1821Entered Union (rank): March 3, 1845 (27)Present constitution adopted: 1969Motto: In God we trust (1868)State symbols: flower orange blossom (1909) bird mockingbird (1927) song “Suwannee River” (1935) Nickname: Sunshine State (1970)Origin of name: From the...
  • Public sector strikes hit Germany

    02/13/2006 4:15:56 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 654+ views
    BBC News ^ | 13 February 2006
    German public sector workers fighting plans to extend their working hours have widened their strike action to cover most of the country. An estimated 20,000 local and regional authority staff including nurses, cooks and cleaners have joined the largest public sector strike in 14 years. They are protesting against plans to extend weekly working hours by 90 minutes, from 38.5 to 40 hours a week. The industrial action...has now spread to 10 of Germany's 16 states... Leaders at Verdi - Germany's biggest union with 2.4 million members - have warned that the strikes could last for up to six weeks.
  • Radiation Detected After Industrial Accident Prompts Evacuations

    01/30/2006 10:13:33 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies · 389+ views ^ | 1/30/06 |
    Radiation Detected After Industrial Accident Prompts Evacuations POSTED: 11:20 am EST January 30, 2006 UPDATED: 12:36 pm EST January 30, 2006 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fire-Rescue personnel said that an explosion this morning in 7500 bock of Baymeadows Way that has resulted in the release of radiation inside a building. The Unison Industries building was evacuated and police have blocked streets in the area. Members of the hazardous material team report picking up radiation with their Geiger counters. There's no word on whether anyone was exposed. Unison's director of communications said a gas cylinder exploded in the facility about 10:45 a.m.,...
  • Has President Bush headed the warning of Eisenhower's fear of the "Military Industrial Complex/"

    12/16/2005 6:00:56 PM PST · by celmak · 40 replies · 606+ views
    mine | 12/05/2006 | celmak
    The question is this: After Eisenhower’s speech and thinking about the current situation with the War on Terrorism, do you think that we have a “balanced” approach described in this paragraph of Eisenhower’s speech: "Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defense; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research --...
  • One-atom-thick materials promise a 'new industrial revolution'

    07/24/2005 10:53:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 1,584+ views
    Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a new class of materials which have previously only existed in science fiction films and books. A team of British and Russian scientists led by Professor Geim have discovered a whole family of previously unknown materials, which are one atom thick and exhibit properties which scientists had never thought possible. Not only are they ultra-thin, but depending on circumstances they can also be ultra-strong, highly-insulating or highly-conductive, offering a wide range of unique properties for space-age engineers and designers to choose from. Professor Andre Geim said: "This discovery opens up practically infinite...
  • Home Fires In India Melt The Arctic Ice

    04/03/2005 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies · 1,039+ views, India ^ | April 3, 2005 | Geoffrey Lean
    Poor women cooking family meals in India are helping to melt the Arctic icecap, startling new studies show. Soot from their fires gets wafted into the atmosphere to fall out on the ice thousands of miles away, hastening its disappearance. In a vivid demonstration of interconnectedness, Nasa scientists have found that one-third of the soot affecting the Arctic comes from South Asia. And Indian studies show that nearly half of the soot emitted in the region comes from cooking fires. Last November a major study by some 300 scientists found that the icecap had thinned by nearly half over the...
  • U.S. Defense Cuts Signal A Turn Inward

    01/31/2005 2:49:45 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 41 replies · 759+ views
    AmericanEconomicAlert ^ | January 31st, 2005 | William Hawkins
    U.S. Defense Cuts Signal a Turn Inward By WILLIAM HAWKINS The major cutbacks in U.S. defense programs planned for 2007-2009 and beyond raise serious questions about President Bush’s foreign policy goals after the Iraq War. When Bush first assumed office, those who hoped to see more vigorous policies to maintain U.S. primacy were disappointed when Bush pursued further retrenchment. Then came the Sept. 11 attacks, and the American giant once more strode forth to confront not just terrorists, but also menacing rogue states led by the so-called axis of evil, Iraq, Iran and North Korea. After the invasion of...
  • Mr. President, your legacy is calling.

    11/17/2004 7:38:06 PM PST · by dlts · 24 replies · 731+ views
  • Organized Labor in a Tailspin-- Next Step, Congress Repeals Davis-Bacon Act

    11/09/2004 5:31:03 PM PST · by Bronc1 · 9 replies · 938+ views
    U. S. Chamber of Commerce ^ | October 13, 2004 | Bronc 1
    Background: In 1931 the Davis-Bacon Act was adopted to create a "prevailing wage," usually the union rate, for any construction contract over $2,000 funded in whole or in part by the federal government. The benefits of the "prevailing wage," however, go to a very few at the expense of taxpayers and the Act is a prime example of unfunded mandates and government waste. Davis-Bacon inflates the cost of federally funded construction projects by as much as 15%, discourages economic growth, and raises federal spending. In fact, Davis-Bacon Act wages cost taxpayers over $1 billion annually, in addition to the $100...
  • The Muslim Problem

    10/04/2004 9:49:22 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 12 replies · 717+ views
    In 1967 and 1968, Japan, Europe and America were aflame with violence. From the London School of Economics, to the Sorbonne, from Japan to Rome and in dozens of cities across the United States, tens of thousands of students staged protests and sit-ins throughout the countries of the First World. While dozens of books with varying theories concerning the causes of this conflagration have been written, most agree implicitly or explicitly on one thing: post-war fecundity, the unusually high world-wide population of young people following World War II, was the fuel for the fire. The irony is rather interesting.
  • China's Economic War - Stealing Jobs and Technology From America

    09/17/2004 12:24:11 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 16 replies · 9,843+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9/17/04 | Charles R. Smith
    Reprinted from China's Economic War - Stealing Jobs and Technology From AmericaCharles R. SmithTuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 According to GM China, the similarities between its Spark minicar and Chinese Chery Automobile Corp.'s QQ model are more than just mere coincidence. In fact, if you examine the automobiles, they are virtually identical. Thus, General Motors recently filed a complaint with the Chinese government that the QQ was an illegal copy of its Spark. Despite the GM charges, Chinese officials quickly denied that State-owned Chery had illegally copied U.S. auto technology. A top Chinese Commerce Minister stated that General Motors Corp....
  • Ancient Relics Discovered In Kaesong Industrial Complex (Korea - Bull)

    08/16/2004 10:29:31 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 709+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | 8-16-2004
    Ancient Relics Discovered at Kaesong Industrial ComplexThousands of historical remains such as figures of bull images were found at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. Korea Land Corporation has conducted a joint excavation with North Korea since last June in 12 areas of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in which relics were distributed, and discovered a huge amount of historical remains from the Old Stone Age to the Chosun (Joseon) Dynasty. Iron figure bull image found at Gaesong Industrial Complex./Yonhap The figures of bull images were found where a Koryo Dynasty building had been, and were probably buried during construction as part of...
  • 3 Suspected of Photographing Area Refineries

    03/17/2004 5:46:47 PM PST · by wjersey · 84 replies · 433+ views
    WPVI (ABC Philadelphia) ^ | 3/17/2004 | Michele McCormack
    Three men are in custody this hour after allegedly photographing sites around the local refineries Wednesday in Delaware County. Police sources confirm that the three men are in custody and are being questioned about their activities. The men were apprehended by Marcus Hook police. The FBI will assist with the investigation. Sources also tell Action News that the alleged suspects were videotaping the refineries and tanker ships.
  • Las Vegas Man Accused Of Posing As Doctor (Muslim terrorism not being reported by the media?)

    01/05/2004 5:07:29 PM PST · by Michael2001 · 86 replies · 3,769+ views
    He's given hundreds of flu shots over the past few months, but health officials say he isn't a doctor and they still don't know exactly what he's been injecting. It's a story you saw First on News 3. Shahid Shiekh is under police investigation after shutting down one of his clinics in Washington State. News 3 has learned that Shiekh has also operated an office in Henderson. News 3's Kori Chambers is digging deeper. It's still unclear whether this phony doctor fooled any Las Vegans. We spoke with Shiekh's attorney and asked him point blank whether the man was giving...
  • The Big Myth About U.S. Manufacturing (Gloom and Doomers Beware!)

    01/02/2004 4:05:55 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 119 replies · 1,511+ views
    Fortune Magazine ^ | Monday, October 29, 2001 | By Philip Siekman, Laurie Windham
    Imports are pouring in, and 'everybody knows' that a service-oriented America is retreating from manufacturing. The reality: By a wide margin the U.S. is still the world's No. 1 industrial superpower. It's like one of those tales you heard from your brother who got it from his friend whose wife's college roommate actually knew the sister of a guy who was on the elevator. In this case, the story is that the U.S. has abandoned manufacturing; making things isn't what we do anymore. What's surprising is how many people believe this--union leaders, politicians, even the occasional business journalist. "Making things...
  • Analysis of US Casualties in Iraq by Week and Month - post Baghdad Liberation Day

    08/08/2003 8:06:30 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 105 replies · 6,362+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | August 8, 2003
    Analysis of US Casualties in Iraq by Week and Month - post Baghdad Liberation Day   April: Post- Baghdad Liberation Day - April 30   Week of Apr. 10 - Apr.16:   Apr.10: One Marine killed 22 wounded securing Baghdad Mosque:  Iraqi regime loyalists, terrorists and paramilitary forces engaged elements of Regimental Combat Team 5 (RCT-5) from the protection of an 8th century Shia Mosque. In over one hour of heavy gunfire exchange, the Marines of RCT-5 cleared the mosque for return to the Iraqi people....Marines quickly assessed the situation. After receiving permission to engage the enemy inside, Marines swiftly defeated the Iraqi...
  • US Indus Production Edges Up In June

    07/16/2003 6:32:41 AM PDT · by Starwind · 2 replies · 146+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires | July 16, 2003 | Rebecca Christie
    DATA SNAP: US Indus Production Edges Up In June . ======================================================== . !Surprise: No ! . June May !Trend: Mfg ! Industrial Production: +0.1% +0.1% ! Output Stable ! Capacity Utilization 74.3% 74.3% !Consensus: ! . !Ind Prod: Unch ! . !Capacity: 74.3% ! ======================================================== By Rebecca Christie Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--U.S. industrial output edged up in June and capacity use was unchanged, suggesting the manufacturing sector may have stabilized but hasn't yet begun a sure recovery. Industrial production rose 0.1% last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. This followed a 0.1% rise in May, unrevised from...
  • Industrial Fires, Explosions

    02/26/2003 8:57:28 AM PST · by John H K · 2 replies · 915+ views
    2000: Jan. 4 — Davie, FL: An explosion and ammonia leak at an ice plant sent two people to the hospital. Jan. 12 — Niles, IL: An explosion and fire collapsed a portion of a one-story factory. Four workers were transported. Jan. 18 — Shreveport, LA: Two workers were injured, one critically, after a naptha explosion at a refinery. Jan. 18 — Sulphur, LA: A flash fire at a gas well injured five workers, two of them seriously. Jan. 21 — Flint, MI: One in a string of 55 33,000 gallon propane railroad tank cars caught fire, triggering an evacuation...
  • Super Vision awarded $41,200,000 in China technology theft case

    02/20/2003 7:12:23 PM PST · by pttttt · 9 replies · 394+ views ^ | 2002 | unknown
    Super Vision awarded $41,200,000 in technology theft case   Super Vision International Inc. has been awarded a jury verdict in the amount of $41,200,000 against a number of individuals and companies. These are Samson Mong Wu, Jack Caruso, David Winkler, Susan Sumida Wu, Debbie Wu, Thomas Wu, Ruby Lee, James Lee, Optic-Tech International Corporation, Shanghai Qiaolong Optic-Tech International Company, Ltd.(P.R.C.), Shanghai Qiaolong Optic-Tech Industrial Co., Ltd. (P.R.C.), Marsam Trading Corporation, Marsam Trading Corporation (HK) Ltd., Cosmic Corporation Ltd (HK)., and Travis Pochintesta. The jury found the defendants liable on all counts including fraud, civil theft, violations of Florida's RICO act,...
  • Industrial Production Turns Positive

    02/14/2003 7:48:03 PM PST · by jwalburg · 4 replies · 189+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02-14-03 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON - Big industry broke out of the doldrums in January, turning in its strongest performance in six months, and businesses boosted stockpiles in December to satisfy consumers' appetites. They're promising signs for a struggling economy. Production at the nation's factories, mines and utilities, which had been mired in a funk, shot up by 0.7 percent last month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. That was a turnaround from the steep drop of 0.4 percent registered in December and marked the best showing since July. The industrial sector, hardest hit by the 2001 recession, has been the biggest drag on the...
  • U.S. religiousness tops among world's industrial nations

    12/20/2002 2:44:11 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 2 replies · 202+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/20/02 | Larry Witham
    The United States is the most religious of the world's wealthy nations, and that inclination for belief makes it more akin to poorer countries than to other industrial societies, according to a poll of 44 nations released yesterday. "Wealthier nations tend to place less importance on religion — with the exception of the United States," said the survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project. "Americans' views are closer to people in developing nations than to the publics of developed nations." With six in 10 Americans saying religion plays a "very important" role in their lives, the U.S. public is about...
  • Public Sector Subverting Productive Industry

    05/16/2002 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 1 replies · 370+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | May 16, 2002 | Henry Pelifian
    In Alexis de Tocqueville's classic work Democracy in America there is a chapter called "What Causes Almost All Americans To Follow Industrial Callings." Alexis de Tocqueville was in the United States from 1831 to 1832. At that time he said Americans "are all led to engage in commerce, not only for the sake of the profit it holds out to them, but for the love of the constant excitement occasioned by that pursuit." He was amazed at the industry not only of the people but the infrastructure they had created to enhance and expand industry. What has occurred in...