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The Story of Things: Electric Vehicles

In this episode of the Story of Things, we take a look at the future of Electric Vehicle manufacturing. Lithium Ion batteries are getting cheaper, meaning more innovation and lower cost. That trend could pave the way for a greener auto industry in 2020. 

Elementum Whiteboards: Trucker Shortage

First up in our weekly whiteboard series: American manufacturers rely heavily on trucks for shipping freight – but there just aren’t enough truckers to meet demand. What are the reasons for the shortage? The news desk explains in this whiteboard video.

House Democrats Reject Trade Adjustment Assistance

Today, the House of Representatives defeated a proposal considered necessary for the passing of the Trans Pacific Partnership’s Fast Track approval (TPA). The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) would have protected U.S. workers who  would lose their jobs if the TPP was passed. Democrats easily voted down the TAA with a 126-302 vote, ignoring President Obama’s … Continued

Elementum’s Guide to the Trans Pacific Partnership

After years of debate, talks about the Trans Pacific Partnership may soon come to a close. While many aspects of the agreement are confidential, the Elementum News team looked through leaked documents and economic analysis to pool what is known about the TPP. Take a look at our in-depth guide to the Trans Pacific Partnership, … Continued

Homeward Bound: Reshoring’s Shaky Momentum

Making Waves Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured goods over the next decade. The retail giant cited a shift in consumer sensibilities and an opportunity to boost revenue as the biggest factors in their decision – adding jobs will increase … Continued