Wall Street Journal: “White House Readying Sanctions Plan Against Chinese Firms for Cybertheft”

  WASHINGTON—The White House is preparing a menu of sanctions against Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies that officials believe benefited from the cybertheft of U.S. corporate secrets, several people familiar with the matter said. [ by Damian Paletta and Bob Davis | August 31, 2015 | WSJ ] The White House hasn’t decided definitively…

AAM: Manufacturing Sheds 17,000 Jobs in August

The Department of Labor reported this morning that America’s manufacturing sector lost 17,000 jobs in August. [Reposted from the Alliance for American Manufacturing website  |  Taylor Garland  |  September 4, 2015] The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, decreased to +382,000 jobs, after revisions…

Agri-View: Ranchers,cattlemen tackle tough issues

“Brian O’Shaughnessy, chairman of Revere Copper Products Inc., said his manufacturing firm faces trade challenges similar to those faced by cattle producers. He said the United States needs more good-paying manufacturing jobs so more consumers can afford to eat more beef at prices that support farmers and ranchers. He said the United States, however, has…