Weekly Wrap Up For August 2nd, 2019

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Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for July 2019. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Chair, Tim Fiore for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI of 51.2% Don’t miss this exclusive interview available only on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

In today’s episode, show host Cliff Waldman previews a much-anticipated decision from the Federal Reserve, which could result in the first interest rate cut since 2008.  Cliff provides the economic backdrop for this pivotal Fed meeting and explains the role of manufacturing data in the Fed’s deliberations. He concludes by commenting on the implications of the Fed decision for US manufacturing companies that currently face many macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges.

On this edition of “Riveting Exchanges” on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace continue their conversation about bad bosses. In the workplace, we deal with a whole range of different (and sometimes conflicting) personalities, which can be a real challenge. The most important thing is for you to remember that, while you don’t have control over people’s actions, you do have full control over your own, and you can contribute positively by remaining in control of your own emotions and by not allowing their mood to rub off on you.

Cree Inc.LED Manufacturer Invests $1 Billion in North Carolina

LED lighting and semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. recently announced plans to invest $1 billion in their existing manufacturing facility in Durham, North Carolina. (Read More)