Obama plans executive actions to strengthen U.S. manufacturing

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about energy during a visit to a Wal-Mart store in Mountain View, CaliforniaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will launch a series of executive actions on Monday to strengthen U.S. advanced manufacturing, including a $300 million investment in three technologies considered crucial to the country’s industrial competitiveness. The White House said in a statement the actions would build on the final report of Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership that recommends measures to spur innovation, secure a skilled workforce and improve the business climate. …

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