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Global Economic Outlook

In Q1 2017 the global economy was driven by strong growth in manufacturing & trade and The International Monetary Funds (IMF) latest report shows that the broad based growth will continue through 2018. Blog post by Ketan Deshpande, MN

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Are manufacturing jobs coming back?

Manufacturing companies need to ensure sustainable growth and profitability in today's global and competitive economy. Cost management is the primary reason for out sourcing jobs to "low cost" countries however increasing amount of automation is also changing the dynamic ..... read on

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Which states rank the best

 I really liked the comprehensive method USNews used to rank all states. Their rating considered typical state data such as population, GDP growth, educational rating, economic and racial diversity, etc.. Apart from these typical data points they also considered health care, education, states infrastructure, crime, opportunity, internet and public safety and the integrity and health of state government.

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Which car companies are the most American

Can you name which car companies or brands are the most American made ?As the Trump administration reviews changes to NAFTA and other economic policies, the industry has already started to update their investment and manufacturing plans. Companies like Ford, GM and FCA have announced jobs coming back to the US. Ford has backing away from investing $1.6 billion in a new Mexican assembly plant, however continuing their plans to expand transmission and engine factories in Mexico.

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Trade and manufacturing to drive global growth

The World Bank continues to maintain its forecast that global growth will improve to 2.7 percent this year, citing a pickup in manufacturing and trade, improved market confidence and a recovery in commodity prices.