Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker tells the audience at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit that investments in infrastructure and education will create better jobs.
The Industrial Internet is creating a new generation of intelligent devices that are self-aware, able to adapt their behavior, and can be managed and reprogrammed to meet rapidly changing requirements.
The summit underscored Walmart's commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years and featured announcements from suppliers that, combined, are expected to infuse more than $70 million into factory growth and create more than 1,000 domestic jobs.
Scientists have been garnering inspiration from nature to make biomimicry breakthroughs in robotics. David Pogue visits a zoo in Germany where an elephant's trunk is providing engineers with the blueprint for a soft robot.
Mary Barra, who is a top contender to eventually run General Motors, is considered to have one of the hardest jobs in the global auto industry.
After years of decline, one of the hardest hit industries in the United States might be making a comeback. But while textile manufacturing might return to the Carolinas, the jobs probably will not.
Tupperware Brands CEO Rick Goings discusses how the company has been able to maintain its global popularity.
A research project to join prosthetics and artificial organs together resulted in a functioning artificial person.
Bob Simon reports on the decline of Detroit, America's former industrial capital, and the people determined to bring it back.
New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car.
Sustainability and moving closer to the customer were two big themes at the 2013 Industrial Excellence Awards conference. Milan Nedeljkovic, plant manager for BMW in Leipzig, discusses why his shop was recognized at the conference.
Boasting the largest print envelope for less than $5,000, the LulzBot TAZ has set big expectations.
Hirschler Glas knows a thing or two about survival. The family business based in the Hungarian city of Sopron was founded in 1899. These days it makes rear view mirrors for vehicles.
The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively.
While it may be a $7200 option, Hot Wheels teamed up with Chevrolet to create a fun, flashy car in the form of the Chevy Camaro SS, Hot Wheels Edition.
A company may have come up with a way to solve food shortage problems using a 3D printer.
Engineers all over the world are hard at work shaping the highway of the future. While a few kinks still need to be worked out, the reality of a road-ready driverless car is right around the corner.
The increase in natural gas production has had a devastating impact on coal country, forcing many miners to seek employment elsewhere. Eastern Kentucky has lost 42 percent of its mining jobs, and CBS News' Jeff Glor reports from one of the hardest-hit towns.
The bitter blame game continued with the still employed politicians in DC - while as many as a million workers were sent home on Tuesday, out of work and out of luck. The government's partial shutdown also means the September jobs report is being postponed. The workers who produce it aren't deemed "essential," which is why they're among the 800,000 federal employees being furloughed.
Amid the Washington shut down that furloughed nearly a million government workers, the private sector isn't doing much better. U.S. companies added just 166,000 jobs last month, which is fewer than economists had expected. Analysts say the softer numbers have renewed worries on Wall Street.