As recently as mid-November 2008, the US steel industry was reporting record profits. Then the effects of the economic meltdown began to be felt and the bottom fell out of the steel market. Factory orders hit a 28 year low in December, while auto sales de
Peter Buxbaum has been writing about international trade and transportation, as well as security, defense, technology, and foreign policy, for over 20 years. Besides contributing to the AJOT, Buxbaum's work has appeared in such leading publications as Fortune, Forbes, Chief Executive, Computerworld, and Jane's Defence Weekly. He was educated at Columbia University.