Courtesy of mprnews.org High school graduates receiving their diplomas this month have better job prospects than those who graduated in 2007. But they're still worse off than high school graduates in 2000. That's according to a new report from the Washington D.C.-based Economic Policy … [Read more...] about Graduating: But to Better Job Prospects?
Courtesy of CNN.com Just days after they appeared to be on the verge of brokering a deal, the United States and China are fighting a trade war again. The Trump administration made good on its threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports from 10% to 25% earlier on Friday, … [Read more...] about Tariffs! Tariffs! Tariffs!
Courtesy of The New York Times Rumors of the economic expansion’s death appear to have been greatly exaggerated. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the economy, rose at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, the Commerce … [Read more...] about 2019 First Quarter Economy Results
by Quentin de Carvalho, Head of Nylon/Polyamide Research, Wood Mackenize (courtesy of woodmac.com) Following a period of turmoil, the nylon industry has enjoyed particularly favorable conditions over the past couple of years. All of that is about to change, however, as 2019 is already proving to … [Read more...] about 2019: A Make or Break Year for Nylon
Courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek Europe will have more than Brexit to worry about in 2019. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who saved the euro in 2012 by vowing to do “whatever it takes,” will complete his term in October, and the jockeying to succeed him is fierce. In Italy, a … [Read more...] about A Look Ahead at the Global Economy 2019: Part Two
Courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek Judging by recent headlines, the global economy is on a wild roller coaster that’s going mostly downhill. There are Brexit, trade wars, Italy’s fight with the European Union, renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, a Chinese debt bomb, jittery stock markets, … [Read more...] about A Look Ahead at the Global Economy 2019: Part One
Courtesy of marketresearch.biz via COMTEX Global Plastic Fasteners Market 2018 is an extensive, professional analysis bringing Plastic Fasteners market research data which is pertinent to new market entrants and recognized players. The Plastic Fasteners market report covers data that makes the … [Read more...] about Plastic Fasteners Market Analysis: Now … And Beyond!
by Sean Riley, Global Industry Director for Manufacturing & Transportation, Software AG It’s no secret that manufacturers have been aggressively pursuing Digital Transformation to compete and win in the marketplace. In 2018, manufacturers will ramp up this transformation to embrace new … [Read more...] about 5 Manufacturing Trends in 2018
by David Z. Morris, Fortune.com Hurricane Harvey has shut down more than half of U.S. production capacity for ethylene, a vital building block for basic plastics. The disruption is expected to have impacts across the U.S. economy, and recovery is likely to take months. As detailed by … [Read more...] about Hurricane Harvey May Cripple U.S. Plastic Production