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Last Major U.S. Factory Making Incandescent Light Bulbs Closes In Winchester, Virginia

09/09/2010 05:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Major companies like General Electric have dedicated the last few years to switching over to eco-friendly compact florescent bulbs, which use 75 percent less energy while giving as much light as incandescent light bulbs. [...] But as the Washington Post reports, one unintended consequence is the contribution it makes to the "continuing erosion" of U.S. manufacturing. As companies transition over to making CFLs, local plants close and jobs are moved out of the country.

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