How fracking controversy affects manufacturers

A new report says increased natural gas development in the U.S. could be a huge economic boon for manufacturers. But given the environmental concerns of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), will companies ever see the benefits? 

Record-breaking penalty only the start for embattled firm

A record-breaking penalty is only one piece of the disciplinary puzzle one manufacturer has to contend with after it violated a pair of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

Toxins found in iPhones: How will Apple react?

Apple has come under fire before for the use of toxic chemicals in its iPhone.

Government shutdown rages on: What does it mean for manufacturers?

Whether you call it a shutdown, a slimdown or even just a giant waste of everyone’s time, it doesn’t change the facts: The government’s operating on a skeleton crew right now. So what does that mean for manufacturers?