News Watch http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7403/more en An incredible copper shortage by the end of the decade? One analyst thinks so http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so <div class="node-body article-body">In a post today from the Sprott Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium, Charlotte McLeod from Copper Investing News said Robert Friedland, executive chairman and director of Ivanhoe Mines, gave a great presentation on the future of the copper and platinum markets.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so#comments News Watch Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 18001 at http://ewweb.com <p>Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons</p> WESCO reports record sales for 2Q 2014 http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, said its net sales for 2Q 2014 were $2,005.2 million compared to $1,894.0 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.9%.&nbsp; Organic sales increased 6.0%, acquisitions positively impacted sales by 1.6%, and foreign exchange negatively impacted sales by 1.7%. &nbsp;Sequentially, sales increased 10.7%, and organic sales increased 7.9%. &nbsp;Gross profit was $411.8 million, or 20.5% of sales, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $392.6 million, or 20.7% of sales, for the second quarter of 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014#comments News Watch Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 17991 at http://ewweb.com Grainger Posts 5% Increase in 2Q 2014 Sales http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales <div class="node-body article-body">W.W. Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., said its 2Q 2014 YTY sales increased 5% to $2.5 billion from $2.4 billion in the 2013 second quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales#comments News Watch Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 17731 at http://ewweb.com Google Plans to invest up to $500 million to compete with Amazon for local delivery services http://ewweb.com/news-watch/google-plans-invest-500-million-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services <div class="node-body article-body">Google plans to invest up to $500 million in its Google Shopping Express initiative in an effort to compete with Amazon Prime’s local delivery service.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/google-plans-invest-500-million-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/google-plans-invest-500-million-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services#comments News Watch Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:16:00 +0000 17461 at http://ewweb.com Google Shopping Express - Coming soon to a town near you? Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons EW Economic Indicators: Still Growing, Slowly http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ew-economic-indicators-still-growing-slowly <div class="node-body article-body">After consecutive months of decreasing demand for design services, the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI), returned to positive territory, and industrial purchasing continues to show strength but housing permits have softened.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ew-economic-indicators-still-growing-slowly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ew-economic-indicators-still-growing-slowly#comments News Watch Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:03:00 +0000 17891 at http://ewweb.com NAHB’s Hottest Housing Markets http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nahb-s-hottest-housing-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 56 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nahb-s-hottest-housing-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nahb-s-hottest-housing-markets#comments News Watch Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 17881 at http://ewweb.com Distributed Power Market Update http://ewweb.com/news-watch/distributed-power-market-update <div class="node-body article-body">Several recent reports put numbers on some of the underlying technologies associated with distributed generation (DG).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/distributed-power-market-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/distributed-power-market-update#comments News Watch Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:59:00 +0000 17871 at http://ewweb.com GE Beats Siemens, Mitsubishi in Battle for Alstom http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-beats-siemens-mitsubishi-battle-alstom <div class="node-body article-body">The battle of titans for a choice piece of the European power equipment markets came to an end in late June and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt emerged holding the prize. For the staggering price of $16.9 billion (€12.35 billion) — the largest sum GE has ever paid for an acquisition — Immelt bought GE a major stake in the European electric power generation and grid equipment markets, a play that had long eluded GE.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-beats-siemens-mitsubishi-battle-alstom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-beats-siemens-mitsubishi-battle-alstom#comments News Watch Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:57:00 +0000 17861 at http://ewweb.com Questions Over Chinese Stockpiles Roil Copper Market http://ewweb.com/news-watch/questions-over-chinese-stockpiles-roil-copper-market <div class="node-body article-body">Some allegedly shady warehousing practices in one Chinese port city, where some industry insiders say at least one trading company is double-booking the copper it’s storing as collateral for multiple financial deals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/questions-over-chinese-stockpiles-roil-copper-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/questions-over-chinese-stockpiles-roil-copper-market#comments News Watch Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:54:00 +0000 17851 at http://ewweb.com Kriz-Davis helps Nebraska community recover from devastating tornado http://ewweb.com/news-watch/kriz-davis-helps-nebraska-community-recover-devastating-tornado <div class="node-body article-body">Kriz-Davis, Grand Island, Neb., was on the scene in Pilger, Neb., helping the community recover from a devastating tornado that hit June 16.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/kriz-davis-helps-nebraska-community-recover-devastating-tornado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/kriz-davis-helps-nebraska-community-recover-devastating-tornado#comments News Watch Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:31:00 +0000 17191 at http://ewweb.com <p>Kriz-Davis&#39; delivery trucks were on the road for a week bringing products to Pilger.</p> <p>Photo credit: Kriz Davis</p>