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WVMA Media Minute

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

West Virgnia

Garrett Ballengee: The right kind of comeback? (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

In 2016, West Virginia became the 26th state to implement right-to-work laws, despite the boorish outcry from unionized special-interest groups.

State coal association head asks for reduction in severance tax
WV News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney asked ... He was joined by West Virginia Manufacturers Association President ...

Judge rules against Rockwool opponents' lawsuit
Herald-Mail Media

... the manufacturing plant under construction on Charles Town Road in Ranson. ... to obtain state approval from the West Virginia Public Service Commission. ... secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, ...

Daily Mail editorial: West Virginia can't afford to tax itself out of business
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Representatives of West Virginia's extraction industries gave a message to ... The gas industry is bringing investment in chemical manufacturing that can lead ... West Virginia's got a good thing going with its energy industry — and a ...

Economic consultant: WV economy faces obstacles not of its making
Charleston Gazette-Mail

He said West Virginia needs a five-year strategic plan to help anticipate changes in manufacturing, including the expansion of automation and robotics ...

National foundation funds RCBI scholarships
Huntington Herald Dispatch

... C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to support individuals pursuing careers in manufacturing. ... Scholarship recipients are Berton "Roger" Craft of Nitro, West Virginia; Dylan Sturgeon of Hurricane, West Virginia; Kevin Gross and Whitney ...

United States

Trump Is Threatening Another $267 Billion in China Tariffs. Here's Where They Would Hit Every ...

President Donald Trump's next salvo in the trade fight could tax the shirt off America's back — literally. The U.S. president's threat to impose tariffs on ...

Manufacturing jobs are better jobs
Financial Times

We're reading Fear, Bob Woodward's book on the Trump White House, and we're having trouble figuring out who the good guys are. Certainly Mr ...

The Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry and What We Can Do About It
The National Law Review

There is a serious skills gap crisis in the U.S. manufacturing industry, an industry which makes up nine percent of the U.S. workforce, making it one of ...

Trump's Trade War With China Is About to Get Supersized
Foreign Policy

The Trump administration's plan to escalate the trade war with China promises ... a former U.S. tradenegotiator now at the Asia Society Policy Institute.

China investment slowdown a test of nerve as new US talks near

China investment slowdown a test of nerve as new US talks near ... Related Tags: #China investmentslowdown# China economy# china growth ...

US industrial production rose a solid 0.4 percent in August
Gettysburg Times

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural ...

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