Andy Szal
Senior Reporter

Andy Szal writes about manufacturing, technology, energy, food, labor and regulatory issues for Advantage Business Media's Manufacturing group. He previously spent nearly 10 years covering politics and business issues in Madison, Wisconsin.

The 4 percent reduction in Boeing's workforce nearly matched the cuts for all of 2016.
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7.26.2017
3:15pm
The report suggests that businesses need to make the security of their systems a greater priority as connected devices increasingly take hold.
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7.26.2017
10:24am
Honda appears to be the latest automotive giant to run into problems in talks with the Google-affiliated autonomous driving initiative.
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7.25.2017
3:29pm
Officials vowed to share the lessons of the cyberattack following a "full post-mortem" once service "has returned to more normal conditions....
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7.25.2017
10:26am
Company leaders said that consumers, rather than regulators or advocacy groups, are the primary motivation to build responsible supply chains.
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7.24.2017
3:16pm
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White House budget office data showed that 469 rules were withdrawn and 391 were delayed in the administration's first five months.
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7.21.2017
12:12pm
The global market for supply chain management is expected to grow by nearly 50 percent over the next five years.
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7.20.2017
10:54am
The company said motorcycle sales fell by 6.7 percent in the second quarter of the year.
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7.19.2017
3:08pm
The negotiating objectives released this week are the next step toward revising the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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7.19.2017
2:54pm
Although the company did not suffer a data breach or data loss, the encryption of its data affected its communications and operations.
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7.19.2017
10:08am
More than 9,400 GM employees will reportedly be impacted by temporary rolling layoffs this summer.
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7.18.2017
2:52pm
The blast injured four workers, including one reportedly knocked off a scaffold and another burned over most of her body.
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7.18.2017
10:35am
FCA first announced plans to end production of the sports car at its Conner Avenue plant last summer.
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7.17.2017
3:05pm
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An economist estimates that e-commerce generated 397,000 new jobs over the past decade as the retail sector lost 76,000 positions.
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7.14.2017
1:46pm
The Seattle e-commerce giant reportedly began hiring tech experts to make house calls in select West Coast markets.
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7.14.2017
10:13am
The factory could throw southeastern Wisconsin into competition with the Bay Area for engineers and other high-tech workers.
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7.13.2017
3:27pm
The firm said that it "has irretrievably lost confidence" in supervisory board chairman Antony Burgmans.
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7.13.2017
11:32am
The incentive previously allowed local buyers to pay less than $75,000 for a four-door Model S sedan with a sticker price of about $130,000.
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7.12.2017
3:31pm
Agriculture officials in Spain are worried that a newly discovered bacteria could wreak havoc on one of the country's most important crops.
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7.12.2017
10:31am
Campbell officials said that the 30-year-old company is a pioneer in the rapidly growing organic sector.
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7.11.2017
11:04am
The snacks giant said that the ransomware attack affected its shipping and billing operations during the final days of the reporting period.
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7.10.2017
3:05pm
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Federal regulators proposed a five-month delay in rules that would require companies to publicly disclose on-the-job injuries.
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7.7.2017
1:06pm
First floated in 2010, the "bus" was actually designed to travel on a track with a passenger cabin hoisted several feet in the air.
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7.7.2017
10:37am
The government recently lifted 30 barriers to China's manufacturing, mining and service sectors.
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7.6.2017
3:06pm
The deal includes 100 A320 aircraft and 40 A350 aircraft, which will be allocated to airlines by China Aviation Supplies Holding Co.
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7.6.2017
2:21pm
A new Kentucky law reportedly sparked a spat between the world's largest parcel carrier and the union representing its delivery truck drivers.
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7.6.2017
10:34am
Reports suggest the Trump administration is leaning toward proposing tariffs of about 20 percent on steel and potentially other imports.
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7.5.2017
3:19pm
The already embattled coal industry could be in for more bad news due to policy changes by the world's top coal producer.
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7.5.2017
10:24am
The numbers will likely fuel expectations that 2017's sales will fall short of last year's record.
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7.3.2017
1:18pm
The new anti-dumping duties would add to a countervailing duty placed on Canadian softwood lumber in April.
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6.30.2017
2:19pm
The transition will take place over the next five years.
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6.30.2017
10:33am
The world's largest shipper of cargo containers is once again able to book orders online in the wake of a massive global cyberattack.
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6.29.2017
2:53pm
The world's largest e-retailer is toying with new ways to enable drone delivery in densely populated areas.
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6.29.2017
2:49pm
This week VW announced a strategic partnership with a Silicon Valley tech firm in hopes of bolstering its artificial intelligence capabilities.
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6.29.2017
10:29am
General Motors revised its outlook to predict that this year's sales would fall short of the automaker's 2016 record.
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6.28.2017
3:07pm
A deal between the motorcycle manufacturers could reportedly be worth up to $1.67 billion.
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6.27.2017
2:55pm
Pearl Automation's initial product, a $500 rear-view camera, was too expensive and faced sluggish sales.
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6.27.2017
2:43pm
A prominent activist investor this week recommended significant structural changes to boost the profitability of the world's largest food company.
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6.27.2017
10:24am
British tech company Imagination Technologies recently began talks with potential buyers amid an ongoing dispute with Apple.
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6.26.2017
3:03pm