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THE LATEST NEWS: Articles in the March 31, 2014
Issue Of Manufacturing & Technology News

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Defense Science Board: Offshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing Has Created National Security Vulnerabilities
For perhaps the first time ever, a government-sanctioned report states that the shift of manufacturing to China has reduced Americans' standard of living.

Global Productivity Grinds To A Halt Due To Slowdown In Innovation

Airlines Confront Massive Increases In Federal User Fees
On a typical $300 flight, $76.75 will go to pay federal taxes.

German Research Group Says The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Upon Us

Record U.S. Solar Energy Employment Growth Is Driven By Installations, Not Manufacturing

GE's Top R&D Manager Say The U.S. Needs The Proposed National Manufacturing Innovation Network

Mayors Are Pushing Hard For A Manufacturing Revival

New America Foundation: The Economic Glass Is Still Half Empty

Interview With Retiring Rep. Frank Wolf, Chairman Of The House Appropriations Science & Technology Subcommittee: What Will Become Of The Programs He Protects?

A Fast Growing Global Market: LEDs

Federal Nanotechnology Program Enters Year 13 With A New Strategic Plan

On China's Rare Earth Policy, WTO Rules In Favor Of The U.S. And The Rest Of The World

Only One Physicist Will Remain In Congress

Ford's Business In China Is Brisk

Factories Are Being Built In Growing Petrochemical Belt



Quote Of Note

"There were 140,000 individual solar installations in the United States in 2013 and 445,000 are currently in operation. More solar has been installed in the U.S. in the last 18 months than in the 30 years prior."

-- Solar Energy Industries Association



Web Site Of The Week

The Defense Science Board's report "Technology and Innovation Enablers for Superiority in 2030" is worth checking out to see where DOD will focus its technology attention:

http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/DSB2030.pdf



Free Stories from Recent Back Issues

USTR Says Korea Trade Deal Is A Boom; Critics Say It Is A Bust
(March 15, 2014)

The Great Disconnect: Americans Want Washington To Deal With Manufacturing, But Washington Is Not Responding
(February 28, 2014)

Korea Passes 'U-Turn' Law With Generous Incentives For Companies To Bring Manufacturing From China Back To Korea
(January 31, 2014)

Top Government Officials Discover There Is Little Left Of America's Telecom Equipment Manufacturing Industry; United States Has To Create A New Industry From Scratch
(January 14, 2014)

New DOD Pilot Program Is Aimed At Commercial Production Of Defense Laboratory Technologies
(December 17, 2013)

Cheap Natural Gas Is Driving Heavy Investment In Heavy Industry
(November 17, 2013)

The Country Will No Longer Know About Mass Layoffs
(October 22, 2013)

MIT: With Loss Of Manufacturing The U.S. Innovation Engine Is No Longer Working
(September 25, 2013)

U.S. Output Growth Is 50 Percent Lower Than Reported:
U.S. Economic Statistical System Has Not Measured
The Real Costs Of Outsourcing And Import Substitution

(September 12,2013)

Globalization Forces Major Change In Business Classification System: One Result Will Be That Imports From Manufacturers That Have Outsourced Production Offshore Will No Longer Be Considered Imports
(August 20, 2013)

America's Biggest Companies Continue To Move Factories Offshore And Eliminate Thousands of American Jobs
(July 31, 2013)

New ISO Product Safety Standard Will Impact Every Global Manufacturing Company; Retailers, OEMs And Governments Will Be Able To Trace A Flaw Directly Back To Its Source
(July 7, 2013)

It Will Be A Long Time Before Chinese Manufacturing Wages Catch Up With American's: China's Hourly Manufacturing Worker Compensation Cost: $1.74
(June 17, 2013)

Photonics Industry Looks To Federal Government To Get Back Into The Game -- Introducing the National Photonics Initiative
(May 31, 2013)

Without A Strong Manufacturing Sector, The U.S. Struggles To Break Out Of Recession
(May 8, 2013)

MIT Drills Into The Manufacturing Skills Shortage And Finds That It Doesn't Really Exist
(April 19, 2013)

AMIT Drills Into The Manufacturing Skills Shortage And Finds That It Doesn't Really Exist
(March 28, 2013)

MIT: America's Manufacturing Sector Has Lost The Ability To Turn Innovation Into Commercial Production
(March 6, 2013)

For A Pro-Domestic Manufacturing Policy Agenda In Congress, This Might Be The Year
(February 6, 2013)

U.S. Manufacturing Wages Are Stuck In Neutral And Are Not Nearly As Generous As Those In Other Industrialized Countries
(January 15, 2013)

Federal Supply Chain Survey Finds That Any Cut In Space Budgets Could Put A Lot Companies Out Of Business
(December 18, 2012)

Industry, Academia and Research Organizations Wholeheartedly Endorse National Network For Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
(November 18, 2012)

A Strategic Global Manufacturing Technology Vision Is Central To Germany's Economic Development And Export Plan
(October 31, 2012)

Europe's New Industrial Policy Targets Manufacturing To Spur Economic Turnaround
(October 12, 2012)

Global Semiconductor Industry Has No Plans To Build Factories In The United States
Of the 42 new fabrication plants planned to start construction in the world between 2011 and 2013, only one is in the United States. (September 28, 2012)

U.S. Trade Deficit Continues To Surge, Costing The Country Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs
China's trade surplus will soon reach $1 trillion. (September 4, 2012)

Sequestration Exposes U.S. Dependence On Defense Manufacturing
(August 24, 2012)

Critical And Strategic Materials Industry Has A New Voice In Washington, D.C. Aimed At Countering Multinational Company Bias Against U.S. Producers
(July 24, 2012)

On Russia Free Trade Issue, Big Business Interests Run Against Domestic Manufacturers
(July 6, 2012)

Boeing's Planes Are Riddled With Chinese Counterfeit Electronic Components
(June 15, 2012)

NIST Director Defends $1-Billion Manufacturing Program, But Doesn't Know Where The Money Will Come From
(May 31, 2012)

Everything Is 'Made In The World': WTO Is One Step Closer To Eliminating Country-Of-Origin Labels
(May 14, 2012)

Government Is Pushing Full Speed Ahead On Additive Manufacturing
A contractor for a new $45-million pilot center will be selected by late summer. (April 30, 2012)

Lessons Learned From A Trade Case -- SolarWorld CEO Warns Others To Pay Heed: Your Industry Could Be The Next To Go
(April 15, 2012)

Is Momentum Building For Adopting A New Manufacturing Policy Agenda, Or Is The Interest Due Only To The Upcoming Election?
(March 30, 2012)

Country-Of-Origin Labels Could Change Consumer Behavior And Revive U.S. Manufacturing
(March 15, 2012)

Obama Will Unveil $1-Billion National Manufacturing Innovation Network Initiative Based Upon Germany's Fraunhofer Institute
(February 28, 2012)

China Puts U.S. Auto Industry At Risk: Steel And Auto Unions Tell Uncle Sam To Initiate A Comprehensive Trade Case
(February 8, 2012)

Bye-Bye Baldrige: U.S. Decides Quality Is Not Worth $9 Million
(January 30, 2012)



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