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CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Friday. Today, we have positive manufacturing news to report (and no, that is not an April Fool’s attempt at trickery), as well as a few other items to keep on your longer-term radar screen.

Here’s where you can find the information:

CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, April 15, 2016

Happy Friday and Happy Tax Day! Today’s highly deductible Digest spans a number of related topics – from wind and politicians to manufacturing productivity and robots.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Friday. Very little in the way of breaking news in today’s Digest, but we’ve got a whole heap of background issue on a variety of issues.

So here’s where you go if you feel the urge to study up:

CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, April 29, 2016

Happy Friday. Very little of real news in this batch of Digest. But alas, much, much deep thinking.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, December 11, 2015

Happy Friday. We take you into the weekend with a lot of talk about China and chambers, plus a bit about German shoes.

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CIRAS Digest: Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Friday. Today, CIRAS Digest offers a mix of manufacturing pessimism and…  No, there’s no mix. It’s just pessimism – plus, a presidential candidate who thinks manufacturing is wonderful.

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CIRAS Digest: Friday, December 4, 2015

Happy Friday. We’re ending a week full of manufacturing gloom alternating with insistence that it’s not really that bad. Plus, some positive tree news.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, February 19, 2016

Happy Friday. Today we have both some bona fide Iowa economic development news and a lot of prognostication based on numbers and such.

Here’s where you can sort it out:

CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Friday. Today’s Digest is the only place on the Internet today (we’re guessing) where you can find one page dealing with Donald Trump, farmland prices, Chinese manufacturing and refrigerators who talk to the rest of your appliances.

Here’s where you can find the details:

CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, January 22, 2016

Happy Friday. Today’s collection of Stuff We Find Interesting includes some politics, some gloomy economic forecasting and many, many words about how cool Des Moines is (now).

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CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, May 13, 2016

Happy Friday. Today we bring you news of interest if you’re a taxpaying business in or around Des Moines and various takes on a potential manufacturing PR issue in terms of the industry’s impact on taxpayers as a whole.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Friday. Due to a dearth of decent news, Digest has been saving its powder over the past week. But we’ve somehow managed to nevertheless compile a list of important items for you to ponder before you venture out for the weekend. Lots of deep thinking on U.S. trade policy and Iowa Economic Development policy, as well as some hints at good old fashioned manufacturing “hubris.”

Enjoy. Here’s what we think you might want to know:

CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Friday. Today, the Internet offers a little bit of everything when it comes to industry news. Tidbits include the fact that manufacturing in weak, that shoe-based innovation is still marching forward and that it’s hard to sell high-end Chinese liquor these days.

Here’s where you can find that and more:

CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Friday. We’ll keep it short this week, because you have candy shopping to do.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Monday, April 11, 2016

Happy Monday. Today’s DIGEST installment includes the full circuit of industry issues – the state of American manufacturing, the state of America’s skilled workforce, and the state of Iowa’s efforts to recruit more businesses to come be a part of it. Also, there’s a bit of talk about 3D-printed robots.

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CIRAS Digest: Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Monday. Today’s Digest installment includes one final round of Iowa analysis from the caucus media hordes, plus a few interesting tidbits and some general crystal ball gazing.

Here’s where you can find it, while you worry about the snow:

CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Happy Tuesday. Today we bring you news involving workers, retirements and, as always, some meditation on the general state of manufacturing in America. Plus, a reference to beer.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Happy Tuesday. Today’s Digest includes more manufacturing statistics, with a little immigration policy thrown in for variety.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Happy Tuesday.  Not much to report today in the world of industry information, other than various versions of the fact that “the economy doesn’t look so hot.”

But here’s where you can find the enlightenment:

CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Happy Tuesday. Today’s Digest offers a bit of happy fatalism, with articles that describe horrible economic news alongside bright outlooks for the future. At least the caucuses will be over soon….

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Tuesday.  Politics, indexes, wage subsidies and replacement chickens. These are the chief topics we find on CIRAS news wires today.

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CIRAS Digest: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy Tuesday. CIRAS Digest returns from holiday vacation this week with a slightly thicker waistline and a pile of gloomy prognostication to peruse.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy Tuesday. Today’s newswire focuses on interesting trends to watch.

Ponder at your leisure:

CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, March 15, 2015

Happy Tuesday. Beware the Ides of March, for today’s Digest has a lot of manufacturing news to wrap up, including a bunch of presidential candidate talking and some attempts (not by presidential candidates) at instructional journalism.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Happy Tuesday. Today’s digest includes another round of debate over the health of American manufacturing. Plus, a reason to go to the casino this weekend.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy Tuesday. Today’s Digest includes a lot of manufacturing prognostication – including by the Chinese.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Tuesday. Today we touch base largely to share some 3-D printing news and a whole raft of economic stories that you might have missed.

Here’s where you find it all:

CIRAS Digest: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Tuesday. We’re a little all over the place this morning, with Medicaid news, electric car news and the economics of beef and apples.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Tuesday. Today, we offer you a slew of economic outlooks, some political commentary and a story on somebody trying to get ahead of the 3-D printing revolution.

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CIRAS Digest: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Wednesday. There are two main takeaways from today’s Digest – Manufacturing employment is up, and we have the (decent) economy to blame for the current political sideshows.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Happy Wednesday. Today’s Digest features plenty of CIRAS news, as well as some gloomy economics and some potential job opportunities.

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CIRAS DIGEST: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Happy Wednesday.  We assume you’re up-to-date on all things Sarah Palin. But we’ve got a few additional caucus-y tidbits, as well as some 3D printing and a good old fashioned courtroom fight in the making.

Here’s where you can find the details:

CIRAS DIGEST: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy Wednesday. Today brings bad economic news — well, at least not great economic news. What we have is more like a mixture of economic interpretations. Also, another story about how 3-D printing is cool.

Here’s where you can find it all: 

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