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Articles in US Export and Economy

Marsh: 5 reasons to be upbeat on world's economy

by David Marsh, Special for USA TODAY (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) on

Gloom will be on plentiful display in Washington this week when finance ministers and central bankers from around the world gather for economic parleying. The International Monetary Fund, which hosts its spring meetings with the World Bank, has warne... Read full article

Parking Space May Be Final Frontier in the Sharing Economy

by BY SEAN ELDER on

It has been estimated that at any given moment, one out of five cars driving around a city is looking for parking. Take San Francisco (please!); in this famously parking-challenged city, it’s estimated that 30% of cars on the street are hunting for s... Read full article

Houston industrial real estate surges on export growth

by Roxanna Asgarian on

Inn 2014, Texas exported $289 billion worth of goods and services — nearly double that of the second-highest state, Washington, which clocked in at $179 billion, according to Los Angeles-based CBRE (NYSE: CBG) research.... Read full article

China’s Gionee To Set Up Smartphone Manufacturing Plant In India As Supply Hub For Region: Report

by Harichandan Arakali (Photo Credit: Gionee/official Facebook page) on

William Wu, president of Chinese smartphone maker Gionee, speaks at an event in Hyderabad, India, to promote the company's Elife S7 smartphone. Gionee is looking to double sales in India this year and will set up a manufacturing base as well.... Read full article

Mexico's Manufacturing Sector Continues to Grow

by Stratfor Global Intelligence on

Mexico's economy has performed well relative to other major Latin American economies in recent years, largely because of its thriving manufacturing sector. Unlike Brazil and Argentina, whose manufacturing sectors are slumping, Mexico has continued to... Read full article

Manufacturers hope to enlist young adults

by Joshua Silavent (Photo Credit: ERIN O. SMITH/The Times) on

Arielle Holland, 18, a Johnson High School senior, heat shrinks over connectors on 26A thermostats Thursday at Baldor Electric. The Chamber of Commerce launched a new workforce development program, which seeks to get high school students interested i... Read full article

Export plan has $1.1 billion target for Wichita region

by Wichita Business Journal on

A group of leaders from south-central Kansas are aiming to increase exports from the area by $1.1 billion over five years, according to a new plan unveiled Thursday.... Read full article

Brazil’s Economy Expanded Slightly in 2014

by JEFFREY T. LEWIS And ROGERIO JELMAYER on

Brazil’s economy posted in 2014 its worst performance by far under President Dilma Rousseff’s administration, a blow to her prestige as her government works to regain credibility with markets and pass an austerity program through Congress.... Read full article

Manufacturing renaissance lost

by ROBERT ATKINSON and ADAMS NAGER on

Are happy days here again for American manufacturing? Optimists say yes: High global shipping costs, rising Chinese wages and a domestic shale gas boom are bringing appliance manufacturing back to Kentucky, creating automotive jobs in Tennessee and ... Read full article

Toyota Unveils Revamped Manufacturing Process

by YOKO KUBOTA (PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES) on

World’s best-selling auto maker to produce half its vehicles in this manner by 2020 ... Read full article

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