Weekly Wrap Up For June 14th, 2019

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Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the latest Credit Manager’s Index report with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady.

composite metal foamMetal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds as Well as Steel

For Immediate Release: Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much. The finding means that vehicle designers will be able to develop lighter military vehicles without sacrificing safety, or can improve protection without making vehicles heavier. (Read More)

In this episode, noted economist, futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac, defines and discusses the basics of innovation and disruption in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Shawn addresses the challenge of measuring the impact of innovation and disruption given the complexities of domestic and global supply chains. The implications of the current period of rapid process innovation for manufacturing jobs and U.S. competitiveness are also discussed.

President Donald TrumpTrump Looks To Weaponize Tariffs On The Heels Of Mexico Deal

President Trump appears energized by the swift success of tariff threats against Mexico last week. In an interview with CNBC, the President commented “People haven’t used tariffs, but tariffs are a beautiful thing when you are the piggy bank, when you have all the money. Everyone is trying to get our money.” (Read More)


This week on The WAM Podcast’s edition of “Riveting Exchanges,” hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, had the pleasure of talking all about entrepreneurship with their guest, Maureen Barsema, better known as Mo. Mo is the owner of her own financial and strategic coaching business called Outside Looking In LLC. Her company guides other businesses toward financial stability through savvy strategies.

Raytheon MergerUnited Technologies and Raytheon Announce Merger

In one of the largest corporate mergers this year, United Technologies and Raytheon have announced that they have agreed to what they called a “merger of equals”. (Read More)