US-Made Products Get a Boost Thanks to West Coast Ports, Large Companies Plan Increase in Spending

The ongoing delays at the West Coast ports has caused retailers to turn to more US-made products. A recent survey showed 43% of retail chief financial officers said North America is their best bet for sourcing products in 2015.

A number of large companies are boosting capital spending, investing more to make improvements in infrastructure, equipment and computers.

Xstrata Plc has raised $5.6 billion to use on acquiring additional assets from some of the world’s largest mining companies like Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd.

SciQuest, Inc. has partnered with cloud-based e-invoicing program provider Transcepta to improve the SciQuest Accounts Payable Director solution.

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