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Under the Radar

Under the Radar

May 1, 2014

NAFTA at 20

Significant progress, but still plenty of work to do

When you start listing the epic events of the past 20 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement tends to get buried. How can a mere pact to ease trade barriers among three adjoining nations […] Read More

March 1, 2014

Defense Budget Bumbling

The biggest impact of the much-hyped cuts may be the aggravating uncertainty.

Chris Gash“Defense contractors talk about it all the time” at industry conferences, says Joe Homko, senior director of manufacturing at Liberty Ammunition, a Clearwater, Fla.-based ammo maker that has sold to the military but mainly […] Read More

January 1, 2014

The EPA Agenda

An active year ahead for a contentious agency 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest administrator, Gina McCarthy, has six fractious months behind her, a widening mandate, a shrinking budget and staff, and the helm of an agency consistently criticized from one end of the […] Read More

September 1, 2013

Mexico’s Expanding Auto Muscle

As Canada struggles to maintain market share, global carmakers are tapping into the rich vein of opportunity to the south.

In the 1540s, the Spaniards discovered rich deposits of silver in Guanajuato in central Mexico, about 200 miles northwest of Mexico City. By the 18th century, Guanajuato’s mines were yielding more silver than anywhere else […] Read More