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Under the Radar

Under the Radar

July 1, 2010

A MINING LAW FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The law governing hardrock mining is going to change, but by how much depends on the November election outcome.

While hotter issues attract most of the attention in the 2010 general election campaigns, the outcome of that election will almost certainly have a significant impact on the future of the hardrock mining industry in […] Read More

May 1, 2010

CHANGE AHEAD

The new market for iron ore will have a strong ripple effect on steelmakers worldwide.

Ongoing talks among the largest iron ore miners and their customers have led to unprecedented changes in the industry that will have strong implications for steelmakers worldwide. One likely beneficiary: North America’s steel producers.A near […] Read More

March 1, 2010

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

The CEO of South Korea's POSCO, a surprise management innovator, has turned the staid steelmaker on its ear with his three management principles.

Here’s something you don’t read every day, especially not in a corporate news release. This is from one of the news releases posted on the web site of Pohang Iron and Steel Company, or POSCO, […] Read More

January 1, 2010

CLOSE, CIGAR PENDING

The Obama administration's first comprehensive statement on manufacturing is more about government than it is about enterprise.

There are a number of odd aspects to the Obama administration’s first comprehensive statement about manufacturing policy.For one thing, the statement, entitled “A Framework for Revitalizing American Manufacturing,” was announced by Vice President Joe Biden at […] Read More