Articles About Industrial

Author:
Eduardo J. Quant
Posted:
04.06.2017

How New Technology Trends are Shaping the Industrial Sector

According to recent studies, the logistics and industrial sectors are set to continue their growth in 2017, as consumer demand for online purchasing grows. Excluding automobile sales, eCommerce has grown from 1% in the first quarter of 2000 to 9.3% in the third quarter of 2016. We expect that share to increase by another 1% by the end of 2018. The current rate of $100 billion eCommerce sales per month will increase by roughly 25% to nearly $125 billion per month in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
08.08.2012

China’s New Growth Sector: The Internal Logistics Market

The country’s economy — still powering along at 7.6% GDP growth in the second quarter, even after a much-talked-about slowdown — and especially its gradual shift toward domestic consumption and a burgeoning e-commerce market, is fueling a long boom in the sector. China’s industrial sector has fallen to an 8-month low.  The Purchasing Managers’ Index […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
06.29.2011

GE Enters the Solar Power Business

The nation’s largest conglomerate – General Electric – is getting into the solar business in a big way with the firm’s announcement that it is investing $600 million to build a new solar-panel manufacturing plant as it pursues what it thinks could be a $3 billion business by 2015.  The firm, already a leader in […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
05.09.2011

Bernanke Press Conferences Shedding Light on the Fed’s Inner Workings

Ben Bernanke’s first-ever press conference is important because the unprecedented move gives the world a look at the inner workings of the often arcane Federal Reserve.  As a general rule, the Fed’s chairman avoids press conferences.  Typically they issue statements that are worded with extreme care.  Since the economic meltdown, however, the Fed’s increased role […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
05.03.2011

Facebook May Breach the Great Firewall of China

Social networking could gain 1.3 billion new users if a deal goes through that will introduce Facebook to China.  Facebook Inc. has signed an agreement with Baidu, Inc.  a search engine company, to create a social-networking website in China.  “We are currently studying and learning about China, as part of evaluating any possible approaches that […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
04.12.2011

Signs of Confidence Sprouting in the Construction Industry

The recent construction industry mantra of “Wait until next year” may be coming to fruition in 2011, according to a recent survey conducted by ENR.  The 1st quarter of 2011 Construction Industry Confidence Index (CICI) survey soared to 51 on a scale of 100, a significant increase from the 43 percent reported in the 4th […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.05.2011

The Fed’s 2010 Profit? A Cool $81.7 Billion

The Federal Reserve made some serious money in 2010. The central bank’s profit soared to $81.7 billion, a record high, primarily from growing interest earnings on federal agency and government-sponsored enterprise mortgage-backed securities.  The Fed’s balance sheet — which also can be monitored monthly — ballooned to $2.43 trillion, up $193 billion from 2009, as […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.16.2011

Where to Cut: Public Union Benefits or Defense?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s war on public-sector unions is being brought to the national stage by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Coburn challenged members of Congress following the release of an exhaustive study by the Government Accountability Office that found many overlapping and duplicate programs from education to defense that cost taxpayers billions of dollars each […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
03.15.2011

“The Terminator” Wants to Create Green Solutions

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently called for the end of false debate over climate science, saying that we should not assume that China will create green technologies that Americans can adopt and to admit that global warming will impact the globe in coming years. In a speech at the APRA-E Energy Innovation Summit in […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
02.01.2011

Gridlocked Chicago: There’s Some Disagreement

Chicago is # 1!  Unfortunately, this is not good news because the Windy City has been ranked by one study as having the worst traffic congestion in the nation.   The news was one finding of the Urban Mobility Report (UMR),  conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute, the United States’ largest university-affiliated transportation research agency.  Earlier […]

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