The deal to ease those cuts for two years is aimed less at chipping away at the nation's $17 trillion national debt than it is at trying to help a dysfunctional Capitol stop lurching from crisis to crisis. It would set the stage for action in January on a $1 trillion-plus spending bill for the budget year that began in October.
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October U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $176 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 13.1 percent from September’s total but down 5.8 percent from October 2012.
A new report finds that the federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations. The report from Democratic leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable.
The U.S. government ran a much smaller deficit through the first two months of the budget year than last year, signaling further improvement in the nation's finances. The Treasury Department says the gap between revenue and spending for November was $135.2 billion. That's 21.4 percent lower than November 2012.
Manufacturing production is expected to fare better than the overall economy, with anticipated growth of 3.1 percent in 2014 and 4.1 percent in 2015. The 2014 forecast is a slight decrease from the 3.2 percent predicted in the September forecast; the 2015 projection is unchanged.
Ford Motor Company has recently announced that it is piloting new software from Siemens that enables it to virtually "swoop in" to any assembly plant and navigate around the floor. The company hopes this new development will help its employees improve global collaboration and share best practices between various assembly lines.
Spanning nine European countries, Hitachi Consulting’s survey aimed to identify the extent to which supply chain management activities and priorities are aligned with a strategic transformation agenda. The survey found that a little over half of the respondents (55 percent) do not regard their business’s supply chain as a fundamental source of business value.
There's something different about the gin and tonics they mix at Rickhouse bar on San Francisco's Kearny St. And it tastes a lot like... exclusivity. Its real name is Quinetum, but its game is selling customers on the idea of seeking out bars that serve up cocktails with hard-to-find ingredients.
The Food and Drug Administration is taking new action to help phase out the use of antibiotics in meat.The agency announced Wednesday that it will ask pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily stop marketing drugs that are important for treating human infection for use in animal production.
The United States and Russia are marking the end of a 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants.The final shipment arrived in Baltimore this week. The shipment was loaded last month from St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP says a Portuguese trade court has upheld a decision prohibiting its rival, Anheuser-Busch InBev, from using the Budweiser name in the country. State-owned Budvar says the ruling bans AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, from selling its beer under the Budweiser name in Portugal.
Fisher-Price is selling an infant seat with an attachment where parents can insert an iPad so baby can watch video content aimed at the youngest children — an idea that is being criticized by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.
U.S. Senate and House negotiators are planning to provide as much as $90 million to keep the production line running at an Ohio tank manufacturing plant.The money for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center is included in the defense bill, which could get congressional approval as early as this week.
General Motors Co. said Wednesday it will stop making cars and engines in Australia by the end of 2017, with nearly 2,900 jobs to be lost, because of high production costs and competition.The decision could spell the end of car manufacturing in Australia as the industry will be too small for supporting businesses such as parts makers to remain economic.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to sign legislation that would offer up to $1.7 billion in tax breaks to Boeing Co. over more than two decades to entice the aerospace company to bring the production of its 777X jetliner to the state.
U.S. wholesale businesses boosted their stockpiles in October by the most in two years as their sales rose sharply, encouraging signs for economic growth in the final three months of the year.Wholesale stockpiles grew 1.4 percent in October, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the states filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the high court to relax the standard that lower courts use to award attorneys' fees to prevailing parties in some patent cases.
U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The figures are an encouraging sign for the unemployed.The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.93 million.
Attorneys for a former BP drilling engineer have asked the judge in the case to declare a mistrial. In a filing Tuesday, Kurt Mix's attorneys argued a prosecutor's questioning of a witness on Monday amounted to injecting unsupported accusations of misconduct against Mix.
General Motors product development chief Mary Barra has been named the company's new CEO, the first female head of a U.S. car company.Barra, 51, will replace Dan Akerson on Jan. 15. Barra currently holds what many say is the most important job in the company — senior vice president for global product development.
Union County College will have five industrial skill assessment machines on display during the presentation; the Mechanical Skills assessment machine, Electrical Skills assessment machine, PLC Skills assessment machine, Process Control assessment machine, and the CNC Skills assessment machine.