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The States Can Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Jim Gonzalez

Instead of focusing on building our manufacturing base, the backbone of middle class prosperity, our national leaders focused instead on the financial services sectors.

Eight Things to Tell a Republican

David Coates | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
David Coates

With Congress in recess and our lawmakers now back in their districts, there is presumably a slight chance of meeting one of them in the street.

Time to Turn the American Economic Model Upside Down? Consider Alternatives to Consumption and Growth

Rob Kall | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

Is more buying, more consuming what the U.S. needs to recover from the economic straits we're in? Maybe it's time to turn the economy upside down, to ...

Alex Wagner

Obama Losing Liberal And Black Support Over Jobs Record | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Amidst new research showing historic disparity in wealth between whites and minorities, President Obama is facing plummeting approval over his jobs ag...

The "Make it in America" Initiative: The 'Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act'

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

There are few issues more vital to our state of Michigan, as well as our nation, than advanced manufacturing and trade. The "Make it in America" agenda is a plan to rebuild the American manufacturing sector.

Alex Wagner

Obama Pushes Innovation to Fix Manufacturing Woes | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Joking that "one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots," President Obama on Friday announced a new public-private s...

Is the Economy Stupid?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Paul LaRosa

We -- meaning Wall Street and the government -- put a huge amount of importance on "housing starts." Instead of homes, shouldn't we be manufacturing something we actually need and/or use?

Manufacturing "Rebound" a Bust -- New Data

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

I don't enjoy saying "I told you so" on this one, but it appears that the much-heralded manufacturing rebound is indeed a bust.

Americans Need To Lower Their Expectations, Ex-GM Executive Says

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Ben Klayman) - The United States has a window of opportunity to dump its reputation as a nation of importers and get back to being a glob...

Lucia Graves

Environmental Coalition Backs Sen. Sherrod Brown's New Green Jobs Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined green jobs leaders Thursday to tout a merger of green development groups and planned advocacy for ...

The American Manufacturing Crisis and Why it Matters

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Our trade deficit is going to be balanced, the hard way or the easy way, eventually. And it will be essentially impossible for the U.S. to balance its trade without healthy manufacturing exports. Unless, of course, we are willing to reduce our standard of living.

How to Make an Urban Manufacturing Boom

Adam Friedman | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Adam Friedman

The truth is that this country has barely begun to do the urgently needed work of rewiring the economy to support manufacturing and the jobs that it brings.

The Manufacturing Rebound Is a Myth

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.22.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Talk of a manufacturing revival is in the air. America has, in fact, gained a quarter-million industrial jobs since the start of 2010. Unfortunately, this is less than 15 percent of the number lost during the recession.

Krugman: U.S. Manufacturing May Be Coming Back | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

But that may be changing. Manufacturing is one of the bright spots of a generally disappointing recovery, and there are signs -- preliminary, but hope...

A Manufacturing Renaissance

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The key to our success in manufacturing is productivity. Between 1987 and 2008, manufacturing productivity grew by 103 percent, almost double the 56 percent increase in the rest of the business sector.

Manufacturing Is Growing, Even As The Economy Slows

Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Steven C. Johnson) - The pace of expansion in U.S. manufacturing slowed in April for a second straight month but was brisker than exp...

City Planning: How Cities Can Save Local Manufacturing Businesses

Larry MacDonald | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Larry MacDonald

All across America, small to medium manufacturing businesses are shutting down, resulting in lost jobs and lost revenues for cities. Everyone loses. ...

Talking Cars and Unions

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Bob King, the new president of the United Auto Workers, is threatening to adopt an aggressive "us vs. them" approach that could further weaken the industry. Put bluntly, his tough talk about organizing transplant automakers misses the point.

We're Number Two: Why America Is Losing its Lead in Manufacturing and How We Can Get it Back

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

When IHS Global Insight revealed this week that China has passed the United States to lead the world in manufacturing output, the response from some i...

America: We Need a National Manufacturing Strategy

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Bruce Braley

While U.S. jobs are steadily shipped overseas, the tidal wave of foreign-made goods in our stores and in our homes has become as regular as the tide. And that's a big problem for our country.

Protectionism of the Past vs. Protectionism of the Future

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Most of the benefits of protectionism center on winning tomorrow's industries and keeping today's from falling into trouble, not on rescuing industries already dying.

March Madness: Washington Forgets About Jobs

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Politicians aren't fools, so they talk constantly about jobs. Republicans have been taught to "finish the sentence," to end every recommendation with the phrase "to create jobs." Cut spending to create jobs. Cut support for jobs programs to create jobs. It's time to put aside the talking points: cutting spending costs jobs.

Manufacturing Leads the Recovery

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Our government can support a manufacturing surge by reducing the excessive costs borne by U.S. manufacturers and paving the way for more exports.

Midwest A Victim Of 'Rural Brain Drain'

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Small towns across the country are dying off, and college students are partly to blame.

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.