• ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) — The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity. Interest has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of players and competitions growing worldwide, according to the International Flipper Pinball Association. There were 500 players......

  • Report: U.S. research funding lags behind international competitors. The outsourcing of manufacturing over the past decade has not only led to millions of lost jobs, it also is putting American innovation at risk — and America is not doing enough to compete. That’s one of......

  • This article originally appeared on the NIST Taking Measure blog. I think we’ve taken this pumpkin spice thing too far. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall. That first crisp evening when you need to put on a sweater, the crunch of leaves under your......

  • Manufacturing Careers As more and more Americans are losing faith in the value of a four-year degree after grappling with mounting student loan debt and unclear job prospects, manufacturers have the opportunity to show the broad range of careers in our sector that don’t include......

  • From kindergarten to college, you can find Made in America school supplies. No matter what grade you (or your little ones) are, it’s easy to find school supplies that are also American-made. From crayons to dorm room bedding, we’ve found must-have Made in America items......

  • Companies Love to Complain About the Skills Gap. But They Aren’t Doing Much About It.   A new study finds that only 1 in 3 organizations have a process to address the gap. Companies often complain about the “skills gap,” but most of them aren’t......

  • The kid has no collarbone, no front teeth and is a breakout star in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Gaten Matarazzo plays the curly-haired, lisping Dustin on the hit show, serving as the smart and sweet comedic relief in the often-tense sci-fi drama. The episodic......

  • KISS (the principle, not the heavy metal rock band that gave us Starcat and the Demon), means “Keep it simple, stupid.” (Long ago, I had a boss who insisted we replace “stupid” with “sweetheart” or “sunshine,” which created communication inconsistency and violated the very essence......

  • The Receipt Save that receipt. A lot of people do. Those retail marketers who see this little communiqué as simply a throwaway record of a sale aren’t looking closely enough. Or thinking creatively enough. As the retail business continues its consumer- and digital-driven transformation, marketers......