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Trump vs. Biden: debate showdown a battle for America's soul

Topics include the pandemic, the economy, the Supreme Court, social justice issues and the integrity of the voting process.

US appeals softwood ruling to WTO appeals body it rendered inoperative

It has collected almost $3 billion in illegal duties from Canadian softwood producers.

Survey of employers projects more salary freezes ahead

Average increase about 1.6%, including freezes reported by 13% of firms; down from a 2.4% in 2019.

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1M nine months in

Figure is almost certainly a vast undercount because of inadequate or inconsistent testing and reporting and suspected concealment.

Does your pay measure up against industry averages?

Use the EMC-PLANT salary calculator, a tool compiled from the 2020 salary survey conducted by PLANT and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium to compare against the survey average for your category.

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Canada's "me first" COVID-19 vaccine strategy may come at the cost

Elevating national interests over global health slows progress and limits global capacity to pool resources, with devastating effects. » Read more

Industrial Control Systems Roundtable Oct. 7.

Join industry pros and Manufacturing AUTOMATION to discuss moving ICS to Industry 4.0, crisis management, profitability, data optimization and security. » Register now!

Hiring marginalized workers could jump start economy: Deloitte

More workers needed to get the economy chugging fast enough to pay for climate change initiatives and government investments. » Read more
Business Intelligence 

The German Technology Day Virtual Fair 2020 is coming Oct. 14

Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO are hosting Canada’s second series of German Technology Days » Read more

Drying your hands with paper towels best to prevent bacteria spread

Research points to the need for friction and absorption to limit dispersion. » Read more

Manufacturing and distribution trends and the era of invigoration

Adapting to change and transforming operations for the future. » Read more
German Technology

WE Charity demise shows why trust, transparency are so critical for NGOs

The public demands more oversight and formal accountability from the organizations. » Read more

The second wave is here. Are you COVID-alert?

To contain the deadly virus, the COVID Alert app needs to go viral. » Read more