The Fed’s Jerome Powell keeps his cards close to his chest.
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The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
Textile waste a major source of landfill and pollution.
While fashion companies and governments are making commitments to reduce fashion waste, consumers have an opportunity to push them to act more quickly.
Show Works, based in the Melbourne suburb of Preston, makes dance floors, dance equipment and theatre scenery.
Andrew Warren, used with permission
Rezoning to mixed-use residential development drove small manufacturers and creative producers out of the inner city. The result is less diversity of land uses, jobs and services where we most want it.
Why you shouldn't be afraid: it won't steal our jobs or destroy the environment.
Properly executed, government intervention can provide a real economic boost.
This isn’t goodbye.
To become an attractive prospect for electric car manufacturers, the UK needs to sort out its supplies of rare earths – Brexit, or no Brexit.
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options.
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Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
New electronics for old.
Some circular economy business models are based on case studies, others are more theoretical, yet it's hard to get a comprehensive overview. Why? Simple: Because the opportunities are nearly endless.
The Trump administration says its trade policy saved the U.S. steel industry.
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Trump claims the tariffs he’s imposed on imports from China and elsewhere are saving US industries and jobs. The data offers a murkier picture.
YKK-brand zipper on a pair of jeans.
The humble zipper has some profound things to tell us about innovation, competitive advantage and international trade.
Nigerians celebrate the announcement of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. But can he deliver jobs this time round?
Nigeria's high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
As 3-D printing revolutionizes manufacturing, new possibilities for cities emerge.
3-D printing has the potential to disrupt local manufacturing, and re-configure approaches to urban design, planning and production.
While progress remains to be made, Nigeria has a growing high-technology sector.
Despite reasonable fears, Nigeria – home to Africa’s largest economy – has a lot to gain from signing on the proposed continent-wide free trade agreement.
Mural at Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, Queens, New York, a longtime industrial and transportation hub that now is rapidly redeveloping.
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Many homes, parks and businesses in US cities stand on former manufacturing sites that may have left legacy hazardous wastes behind. A new book calls for more research into our urban industrial past.
Patternmaker Paul Kay is now used to the idea of working by himself.
The skills shortage in the foundry sector shows there is a continuing demand for "traditional" trades.
Much has changed since the Rana Plaza disaster but a compensation scheme still to be brought in.
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Five years on from the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, improvements have been made. But workers compensation is still to happen.
From small towns, through a complex global production network, wool products have become tricky to 'place'.
More milk from these Wisconsin dairy cows may find its way to Canada under the new trade deal.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
The proposed policy doesn’t quite fit all the pieces together.
This year's recycling crisis has prompted the federal government to pledge a move towards an economy in which materials are kept in use for as long as possible. But it still has a long way to go.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'