This week a Shanghai television station reported that U.S.-owned meat supplier, Husi Food Co., sold expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s and KFC. As the story continues to unfold, it appears more companies have been affected and are breaking ties with Husi. But one company is vowing to stand by them.
Small and midsize companies often neglect their most valuable assets — their intellectual...
The FBI investigation into auto parts price-fixing is making headlines again as companies and...
Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn takes a look at why so many joint ventures, partnerships, alliances and mergers fail — especially in the auto industry.
With the U.S. steel market being flooded with imports of pipe from South Korea and other nations, state-side manufacturers are being forced to idle or shutdown factories, putting at risk nearly 600,000 American jobs related to the industry. With so much at stake, Americans are fighting back.
General Motors compensation fund director, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, announced details about the company's plan to compensate victims of the ignition switch recall in lieu of a lawsuit. But is the company making the right decision?
Mobile can help manufacturers by getting information to the person who needs it, allowing and improving communications over distances, and helping to ensure and track compliance. And that’s just for starters.
Now that Seattle's minimum wage ordinance has passed the city council, the International Franchise Association has filed a federal lawsuit against it for being unfair.
The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it will not permit American cheese makers to age cheese on wooden boards. While this won’t create a huge problem for large cheese manufacturers like Kraft, it will be a problem for small businesses and artisan cheese makers.
The big news today from General Motors concerns the results of an internal investigation into the company’s slow recall efforts. After firing 15 employees and establishing a compensation program for victims, is it enough?
America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. Here's a look at some key issues facing American manufacturers that need to be addressed with action (not rhetoric).
The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that would give the city the highest minimum wage in the nation — $15 per hour. According to a study by the University of Washington there is debate over whether the wage increase is a smart way to reduce poverty.
A year into Google’s attempt to build Motorola smartphones in the U.S., the company finds itself making new plans… to shut the factory down.
The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends found that online attackers determined to break into computers, steal information and interfere with business are more technologically advanced than those trying to stop them.
It may seem like a good sign when everyone wants a piece of an emerging product category even before ascertaining its market share. But it’s probably not a good sign when that category is littered with lawsuits.
This week has been one of tech winners and losers — or at least big announcements where it’s too early to predict the effects.
The mobile device trend is not just for the consumer sector anymore; buyer demand and employee desire has brought constant connectivity to the B2B space, and the trend only appears to be growing.
The “consumerization” of IT is having a significant affect both in how enterprise manufacturing technology is designed, and how organizations are restructuring their IT policies, particularly with respect to device and data access, and user experiences.
More than 100 Internet companies sent a letter to the FCC this week calling for the agency to reject FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's open Internet proposal that would create a priority Internet "fast lane."
In the report, Verizon calls 2013 a year of transition from geopolitical attacks to large-scale attacks on payment card systems. While that sounds like good news for manufacturers, it's only mildly comforting.
Imported products sold in the United States, from clothing to cars, contain far more U.S. parts or other value, and support significantly more American jobs than consumers or policymakers realize.
In the ongoing feud between Apple and Samsung fueled by patent lawsuits, Apple comes out victorious… well, sort of.
With the recent knowledge that the Heartbleed bug spent two years exploiting vulnerabilities in OpenSSL, the Linux Foundation and other prominent technology companies have announced a collaboration to avoid similar problems from happening again.