6 Updated Facts: What Happened to Manufacturing?

A manufacturing update reveals the impact from tariffs and other reasons that our economy is experiencing major changes.

The Innovations That a Pandemic Inspires

During wartime, recessions, and now a pandemic, big and small firms have the incentive to create innovations that respond to the disaster.

When a Magazine Cover Counts

While some food magazines use the Thanksgiving cover of their print edition to compete, most of the magazine industry is figuring out a digital shift.

The One Thing We Should Know About Making Sneakers

With consumers expecting faster product cycles, Adidas is experimenting with a new supply chain that accelerates sneaker production.

The Shrinking Cities Problem

An idyllic mountain village wants you. The town has one shop, a church, houses that have been there forever, and a population that has shrunk to 240. It is located in the Swiss Alps. Albinen’s plusses include clean air, magnificent views, and…

A Florida Orange Juice Squeeze

On one side of the Florida orange industry, we have shrinking orange juice demand while on the other, citrus greening and Irma have struck.

How Transparency Transformed Food Shopping

When the development of cellophane let us have self-service shopping for meat and produce, it started a retailing revolution.

The Robots Are Coming (With Your Pizza)

Transforming our pizza delivery, our factories, our warehouses and our cars, the many sides of robotics make it our newest frenemy.

The Downside of Jobs Growth

Looking at U.S job growth and declines, Nobel Laureate Michael Spence says the problem is job growth in the non-tradable sector with less value added.

Weekly Roundup: From Fed Dots to Income Traps

Our economic news summary includes interest rates and the Fed, inequality and developing nations, space travel innovation and consumer spending changes.