Summit Notebook

Audio – Bad is bad

March 3, 2009

Trying to compare one recession or economic downswing to another is a little like trying to decide which hurricane was the worst.

AUDIO – For Nordson — “Get ‘em right, or get ‘em out”

February 25, 2009

Throughout the current recession, many of the companies’ executives at this week’s Reuters Manufacturing and Transportation Summit have found an opportunity to review, pare back and possibly add on to their existing business mixes.

AUDIO-Looking for a bottom? Keep looking…

February 23, 2009

The U.S. is more than a year into the current recession, but things are still looking nasty. At least that’s what Bill Zollars, chief executive of trucking company YRC, believes.

AUDIO – More money, more money, more money…

February 23, 2009

The U.S. government is spending a LOT of money these days.

We generally don’t go for the all-CAPS version of words, but in this case, it seemed appropriate. Every day we’re seeing new multibillion-dollar programs being rolled out of Washington, D.C. for everything from bank bailouts to auto companies programs.

Video – Building for the future

February 23, 2009

The U.S. is expected to spend an extra $28 billion to upgrade the nation’s bridges and roads and one manufacturer is hopeful some of those dollars will flow their way.