President Barack Obama’s top economic aides are meeting with chief executives from Honeywell International Inc., Alcoa Inc. and others to spotlight U.S. gains in manufacturing as a path to creating jobs.
After Murilo Ferreira helped Vale SA win a takeover battle for Canadian miner Inco Ltd. in 2006, his boss, Chief Executive Officer Roger Agnelli , promoted him to head the unit and build a global nickel business from Toronto.
“I am told I cannot talk about industrial policy in polite American company,” Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris told a business audience last March. “I’m not sure why, since the world’s two strongest economies, Germany and Japan, both have such policies.”
U.S. labor unions will support the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations because the protests spreading nationwide have tapped into the anger of unemployed Americans, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.
President Barack Obama ’s export advisory group, headed by Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer James McNerney and Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns , released a report today recommending the government step up trade promotion and complete work on free-trade agreements.