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U.S. Manufacturing 'Red Hot'? Dream On

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Forget raw-materials exports saving us. That idea drowns in the ocean of foreign crude oil we suck in every year--which causes us to run a deficit, not a surplus, in this sector.

The Cloud on the Horizon

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

There is a grave fiscal cloud gathering on the horizon. Like most economists who do not have their heads in the sand, I have for many years warned of a pending fiscal crisis driven by excessive debt and unrealistic government commitments.

American Manufacturing Slowly Rotting Away: How Industries Die

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Losing positions in key technologies means that whatever brilliant innovations Americans may dream up, large-scale commercialization of those innovations will increasingly take place abroad.

Yes, American Manufacturing Really Is in Trouble

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Critics ask how American manufacturing can possibly be in decline when US manufacturing output is at an all-time high. This sounds like a reasonable objection, but it's not.

The State of Charade

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marco Trbovich

In concert with the president's address, the "Be Your Best Buddy" seating arrangement for the State of the Union address swept away any doubt that American politics has become a single-party system devoted to militarism and corporate interests.

Manufacturing Orders Up In Another Positive Sign For 2011

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More good news for American manufacturing. On the heels of yesterday's report which showed manufacturing in December posted its 17th straight month o...

Free Trade Doesn't Work: Interview With Economist Ian Fletcher

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Hughes

Free trade doesn't work, the global economy is a myth and the U.S. has been duped during trade negotiations for the past 40 years according to Ian Fletcher, author of Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why.

The Cities Expected To See A Big Gain In Blue-Collar Jobs

The Atlantic | Richard Flordia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The decline of high-paying, blue-collar jobs for lower-skilled workers has caused considerable concern that the U.S. is losing an important source of ...

When Government Fails: Grade F for Education

George T. Haley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
George T. Haley

Our governments have a responsibility to educate our children with the skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to society, and to compete successfully against global peers and competitors.

A Pledge to 1% of America

Terrance Heath | Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The "Pledge to America" is, in truth, a pledge to continue the same policies that brought us the current economic crisis.

Why Johnny Can't Program

Douglas Rushkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Douglas Rushkoff

Ask any kid what Facebook is for and he'll tell you it's there to help him make friends. What else could he think? It's how he *does* make friends. He...

One Third Of Denver Manufacturing Jobs Lost In 2000's

Denver Business Journal | Mark Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver metro area has lost 27,300 manufacturing jobs over the last decade, shedding nearly a third of its manufacturing employment, according to a...

Half Trade Policy

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

We need to redouble our efforts now. We are falling way behind in manufacturing. An export strategy or a green jobs strategy is at best a half policy.

On Road to Clean Energy Economy, America Is Stuck in Traffic

David Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Foster

Only the American voter can break the partisan gridlock blocking our road and get the U.S. Senate back to the business of creating jobs in this country -- good, clean energy jobs -- now.

Unemployed Father And Former Small Business Owner: "All We Are Looking For Is An Opportunity"

The Huffington Post | Curt MacRae | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

As HuffPost continues its coverage of Americans struggling to recover from the recession, we are asking for stories from our readers to be featured on...

The Onshoring Trend Is Phony

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

There's an explanation for why this "onshoring" myth has been perpetuated: it's what multinational companies want you to think.

Making it in America

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Donohue

President Obama acknowledges that one in three U.S. manufacturing jobs depends on exports, and yet he has failed to advance a trade agenda that would result in more U.S. manufacturing jobs and sales.

GM Bailout: Can American Taxpayers Get A Return On Their Investment?

DailyFinance | PETER COHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's still a chance that the U.S. could get back the money it invested in saving General Motors from collapse during the recent financial crisis, b...

Sour Apples: Mott's Workers Continue Strike as Harvest Season Looms

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Akito Yoshikane

Pressure to resolve the dispute at Mott's apple processing plant in Williamson, N.Y. increased last week when the region's apple pickers said they'll cross the picket line to harvest this year's crop.

What's Green, White and Blue? American Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Additional wind farms mean more renewable energy freeing the U.S. from reliance on foreign oil. But there's no point in replacing imported foreign oil with imported wind turbines

Michigan Father Commutes To Chicago For Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her new book about the challenges facing the American middle class, Arianna profiles families struggling to recover from the recession. In this exc...

Not All Jobs Are Created Equal: Why Wall Street's Gain Has Been America's Loss

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

It's time to start separating the real economy from the casino economy. And to make sure that with all the talk in Washington about "jobs," we don't let the platitudes become a substitute for urgently needed policies.

Getting America's Trade Policy Back on Track

Andrew Romanoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Romanoff

Thirty-five years ago, the United States exported more goods and services than we imported. That was the last time our nation ran a trade surplus.

Could Rising Wages in China Boost American Cities?

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Traub

Increasing wages in China represent a step toward more balanced world trade, and it's a good thing for Chinese workers and their American counterparts.

A Revalued People's Currency? Be Careful What You Wish For

Neil K. Shenai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neil K. Shenai

By demonizing China into abandoning their currency policy and allowing the renminbi to float, the US risks upsetting a delicate economic balance between both countries.