Automation by the Numbers

April 2009
InTech;Apr2009, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p10
This section offers news briefs related to the automation industry. Under the stimulus plan of U.S. President Barack Obama, $5 billion will be set aside to allow large businesses to accelerate depreciation of capital assets by 50 percent for 2009. It reports that between December 2007 and December 2008, overall industry employment expanded by about 1,300 jobs or 2.1 percent of the year-earlier level. Meanwhile, Chinese manufacturing output continues to decrease at a slower pace, which started in the fourth quarter of 2008.


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