Circumnetting Manufacturing Policy

By December 20, 2010General, Trade

Detroit News, Dec. 20, Detroit automakers join lawsuit over E15 fuel approval“: “The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — the trade association representing Detroit’s Big Three automakers, Toyota Motor Corp., and eight other companies — joined the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute in filing a petition today challenging EPA’s decision in mid-October to grant a partial waiver approving the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol for 2007 model year and newer passenger cars and light trucks.”, Dec. 19, “AK Steel chief wants to help revive industry, get U.S. back to making things,” a Q&A with the company president, James L. Wainscott, after a 100-year-old time capsule was recovered on the company’s history: “Wainscott recently addressed the annual meeting of the Ohio Manufacturers Association and laid out his suggestions for improving manufacturing policy and some goals that should be set for the state and the nation with regard to manufacturing.”

Indo-Asian News Service, Dec. 20, “Congress pitches for national manufacturing policy“: “New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Congress party Monday urged the centre to formulate a national manufacturing policy to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) to India and boost industrialisation. ‘Congress urges the government to adopt a national manufacturing policy that will raise the share of manufacturing in the economy and absorb a large number of young people who will join the workforce,’ said a draft resolution on economic affairs released at the 83rd Congress plenary here.”

Bloomberg, Dec. 16,House Republicans Urge Regulators to Exempt Manufacturers From Swaps Rules“: “Two U.S. lawmakers who will take leadership roles in the next Congress said regulators must ensure manufacturers and commercial end-users are exempt from margin requirements for the $583 trillion swaps market

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Dec. 16,Minneapolis Fed Forecasts Economic Improvement in the Ninth District for 2011“: “MINNEAPOLIS, December 16, 2010—The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is expecting the mild economic recovery in the Ninth District economy to warm up in 2011. Since the end of the recession in June 2009, economic conditions have slowly improved. Employment levels have recently crept higher, the manufacturing sector is expanding and consumer spending has increased moderately. The Ninth District includes Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.”

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