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Manufacturing and International Trade Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/MITR/2014/2014%20Manufacturing%20and%20International%20Trade%20Report.pdf

Provides a comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data. From the Census Bureau.

 

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/ac7b52362207dad785257f300060442e!OpenDocument

Press release on the law suit initiated by the Justice Department on behalf of the EPA against Volkswagen and affiliated car manufacturers. Discusses in plain language the case against VW. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

United States v. Volkswagen AG, Audi, etc.

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/809826/download

Civil complaint filed by the U.S. against Volkswagen for using illegal devices to cheat on emissions tests and violate the Clean Air Act. The suit seeks injunctive relief and the assessment of civil penalties. From the Justice Department

 

Census Bureau Releases 2014 Annual Survey of Manufactures Data

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps108.html

Press release announcing availability of three reports from the Annual Survey of Manufactures: General Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries, Value of Product Shipments, and Geographic Area Statistics. Includes links to data from the American Fact Finder tool. From the Census Bureau

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries, 2013

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

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prin3.pdf

Reports that productivity increased in 38 of the 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries in 2013. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Manufacturing and International Trade Report 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/MITR/2013/2013%20Manufacturing%20and%20International%20Trade%20Report.pdf

Provides a comprehensive comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data.  From the Census Bureau

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing, 2013

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

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

Multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector declined at a 0.7 percent annual rate in 2013, the third consecutive decline in this measure.  Provides statistics for durable and nondurable manufacturing.  From the  Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

3D Printing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Implications of Additive Manufacturing

Categories: Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670960.pdf

Results of an October 2014 forum on the topic of additive manufacturing or creating things by building up layers rather than cutting away materials.  The report summarizes the ideas and themes that emerged.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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