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If It Prints, It Ships: 3D Printing and the Postal Service

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Postal Service

https://www.uspsoig.gov/sites/default/files/document-library-files/2014/rarc-wp-14-011_if_it_prints_it_ships_3d_printing_and_the_postal_service.pdf

A manual on 3D printing—what it is, the prospects for its future, and the substantial benefits and opportunities it poses for the postal service.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service

 

 

Extramural R&D Funding by U.S.-Located Businesses Nears $30 Billion in 2011

Categories: Business/Economics,Health/Medical,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14314/nsf14314.pdf

Reports on the spending by U.S. corporations for research and development performed by other entities both domestic and foreign.  Also reports on the type or category of industries that spent the most on extramural R&D, with pharmaceuticals and transportation equipment manufacturing leading the list.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Private business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 0.3% annual rate in 2013, the smallest annual percentage change since 2009.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Energy Boom and Manufacturing in the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Manufacturing,Prices/Inflation

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/ifdp/2014/1108/ifdp1108.pdf

Examines the response of U.S. manufacturers to changes in competitiveness due to natural gas prices. Finds the drop in natural gas prices since 2006 accounts for a 2% to 3% increase in manufacturing activity.  From the Federal Reserve

 

FDA Issues Guidance to Support the Responsible Development of Nanotechnology Products

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm402499.htm

Agency press release announcing three final guidance documents and one draft guidance relating to the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Widespread but Slower Growth in 2013: Advance 2013 and Revised 1997-2012 Statistics of GDP by State

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2014/pdf/gsp0614.pdf

Real GDP increased in 49 states but real GDP growth slowed from 2.5% in 2012 to 1.8% in 2013 according to latest figures.  Virginia’s state GDP increase in 2013 was just 0.1%  which ranked 48th among the states.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

2012 E-Stats

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.census.gov/econ/estats/2012_e-stats_report.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2012.  Covers manufacturing, wholesale, service, and retail sectors.  From the Census Bureau

 

Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program: April 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45260-TARP.pdf

Estimates that the TARP program will cost the government $27 billion with most of the cost going to assistance to American International Group, the automotive industry, and grant programs aimed at avoiding home mortgage foreclosures.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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