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Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers: Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010

Categories: Canada,Environment,Manufacturing,Mexico,Statistics

http://www3.cec.org/islandora/en/item/11581-taking-stock-vol-14-en.pdf

Documents pollutant releases and transfers reported to the three country commission over a six year period by about 35,000 industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.   Shows an increase in industrial pollution of 14% in the six year period.  From the Commission for Environmental Cooperation

 

FDA Releases Updated Proposals to Improve Food Safety and Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm414867.htm

Press release with information about changes to pending proposed regulations relating to imported food safety, produce safety, and current good manufacturing practices.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Economic Growth Widespread Across Metropolitan Areas in 2013: Advance 2013 and Revised 2001-2012 GDP by Metropolitan Area Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/2014/pdf/gdp_metro0914.pdf

Real GDP increased in 292 of the U.S.’s 381 metropolitan areas in 2013 with leading sectors in finance, insurance, real estate, nondurable goods manufacturing, and professional/business services.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing, 2012

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

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod5.pdf

Reports that productivity in manufacturing increased at a 0.6% annual rate in 2012.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

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

 

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