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Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

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Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

West Virginia

Manufacturing Is Unexpectedly Booming in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and ...
Breitbart News

The survey covers manufacturing in the Fed's Fifth District, which includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Bad tax policy kills growth
WV News

Well, West Virginia, do we want a strong economy with long-term, ... We have talked about upstream and downstream manufacturing, gas-fired power ...

W.Va. Supreme Court dismisses petitions challenging Jenkins and Armstead appointments
WSAZ-TV

(WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has dismissed ... to work right away restoring the public's trust and confidence on our state's ...

Industry, business leaders hope to avert hike in severance tax
WV News

West Virginia currently levies a 5 percent severance tax on the value of natural ... gas industry in West Virginia is primed to create a manufacturing boom. ... can be kept right here in West Virginia, creating tens of thousands of jobs in ...

West Virginia is open for business!
WV News

In 2017, the number of new business registrations in West Virginia grew ... has experienced over 380 new businesses form in the manufacturing (228), coal ... and attracting diversified industries and high paying jobs to West Virginia.

Navigating tax law changes
Parkersburg News

Tax reform is upon us and the upcoming 2019 filing season, changed by the ... As a former member of the adjunct faculty at West Virginia University at ...

Business group works to pinpoint region's opportunities
Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - West Virginia has the lowest rate of business start-ups in the ... product and parts manufacturing to food and beverage manufacturing, ...

West Virginia is open for business!
WV News

1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, West Virginia has experienced over 380 new businesses form in the manufacturing (228), coal mining (33), oil and gas (111), ...

A life built from underground
Beckley Register-Herald

Roberts' first coal mining job was in a small, West Virginia drift mine with ceilings as ... “The first day of work all you know is what you heard,” Roberts said. ... To his amazement, the older coal miners jumped out and got right to work.

United States

Donald Trump has a point that NAFTA shuttered thousands of plants
PolitiFact

How has the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, affected the number of manufacturingplants in the United States since its enactment ...

China raises tariffs on US goods, accuses Donald Trump of "trade bullyism"
CBS News

BEIJING -- China imposed new tariff hikes on U.S. goods on Monday and accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an ...

US Treasury yields rise amid trade tariff developments
CNBC

U.S. government debt prices slipped into the red on Monday. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at around 3.085 percent ...

Caterpillar leans on old playbook to cope with Trump tariffs
Reuters

Caterpillar leans on old playbook to cope with Trump tariffs ... and December, though it does not provide a forecast for manufacturing costs in 2018.

Missouri, 10 other states calling for cuts in opioid manufacturing
KSDK.com

Josh Hawley and the attorneys general from West Virginia, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska and Utah ...

Trump on global trade: US will no longer tolerate 'abuse'
New York Post

Trump on global trade: US will no longer tolerate 'abuse' ... Unfair trade practices, he continued, cost American manufacturing jobs, before singling out ...

Trump's Tariffs May Hurt, but Quitting China Is Hard to Do
New York Times

Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war ... Garment workers earlier this month arriving for their shifts at a factory in ...

Citing Tax Reform, Boeing Unveils $11 Million Investment In STEM Workforce Development
Shopfloor

That's why the National Association of ManufacturersManufacturing Institute (MI) is focused like a laser on solving this crisis. Through initiatives like ...

Manufacturing Day 2018 paints much brighter picture for job seekers
Plastics Today

This year, the Manufacturing Institute, the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers(NAM), and the Plastics Industry Association ...


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