Amid strong Republican gains in statehouses nationwide in recent years, debates over "right-to-work" legislation have generally been the most prominent union-related issues. Right-to-work laws have an immediate impact on manufacturing through operations and costs, but the federal prevailing wage law, will also effect the manufacturing of supplies on the site of qualifying projects.
Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record 12.8 trillion yen ($109 billion) last year as a weakening yen pushed the cost of imports higher despite a moderate recovery in exports.
The founder of a popular yogurt company is in prison after admitting he set the production plant ablaze in a fit of anger over investors' handling of the company.
This week our ‘Winner and Loser’ is assigned to two companies in very different places. Microsoft announced new and innovative technology which has earned them the winning slot of the week. However, BP is back in federal court facing fines for the 2010 oil spill, earning them the losing slot.
In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand.
The desert Southwest, the Jersey Shore and California's central valley account for the highest urban unemployment rates in the nation, according to data compiled by Forbes.
The percentage of workers belonging to unions in 2014 declined slightly from the previous year, according to new federal estimates.
Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson shares his vision of how Virgin Galactic will launch satellites to help connect the three billion people in the world who don't have internet access.
Going against the gluten-free fad, Portland, Oregon-based Dave's Killer Bread has gained legions of fans for its seeded, nutritious sandwich lovers. Now it has plans to expand to every state in the U.S. by the end of 2015.
A federal judge this week struck down a New Mexico county's fracking ban in one of a growing number of regulatory fights over the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil from deep rock underground.
The average manufacturing worker made nearly 11 percent more than a comparable worker outside the manufacturing sector in 2012 and 2013, according to a newly released report.
When most Californians think about the source of renewable energy flowing into their homes, they picture wind turbines and solar panels — not garbage.
A third group is withdrawing its support of Public Service Co. of New Mexico's plan to shut down half of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for the first time in a month, a sign that layoffs remain low and hiring is probably still healthy.
U.S. Steel this week announced 545 layoffs, bringing its January job cut total to more than 1,000 as the industry reels from the decline in oil prices.
Meet the new job requirement for industrial facility and IT operations professionals — extrasensory perception, a.k.a. ESP.
Two pilots hope to make aviation history in the coming weeks by circumnavigating the globe in a plane powered entirely by solar panels. This feat will not only mean going down in history books, but it will also mark a starting point for greener alternatives in aviation.
U.S. Steel says it will lay off more than 350 workers in East Chicago, Indiana, as it plans to temporarily close its tin mill.
In addition to the Swiss Franc and the ECB, what else is being talked about at Davos? Robotics and AI have been taking some interest, so here's the low down of what to keep an eye out for this year.
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills issued a record number of credentials last year to individuals seeking to join or advance in the precision manufacturing industry.