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What the Candidates Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It is critical to remember that we do not operate in a vacuum; we are in an international competition for manufacturing market share. Other countries engage in competitive efforts to attract manufacturing, whether it consists of our own, or their own, companies.

Will the Tea Party Destroy an American Industry to Weaken President Obama?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Voters should not forgive members of Congress who hurt the country to help their electoral chances -- and do so intentionally. But voter accountability for politicians won't save the jobs and livelihoods that are going down all over America this summer in the wind supply chain.

Doggone It, Our Own USA Olympic Team Doesn't Buy American?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

Will I cheer for the USA Team in Chinese clothing? Of course I will but it makes a cynical statement about the future of manufacturing in the USA. But, Americans, it's time to take the reins and call in our own financial cavalry. We are losing this competition.

What's Wrong With Our Country?

Laura Mola | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Laura Mola

If Ralph Lauren manufactures in China, so be it, then that's where these uniforms were coming from. End of story. End of pride.

Walmart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

While the big-box business model Sam Walton pioneered half a century ago has been great for Walmart, it hasn't been so great for the U.S. economy.

Conservatives Demand Surrender To China

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The worldwide battle to get away from the coal and oil industries has been underway for some time. Countries are fighting to gain a share of the new ...

Time to Work the Pivot Points

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Only one letter separates word from work. Words, ideas, thoughts can become the basis for work. By concentrating on and working the pivot points, we can translate concepts into action and get America working again. Let's get to work!

Mark Gongloff

Worst Factory Reading In 3 Years Raises Recession Fear | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

That gasping sound you heard at about 10:00 a.m. EDT on Monday was Wall Street's reaction to a report on U.S. factory activity, which crashed to its l...

Is the American Dream Dead? Not if We Have Something to Say About It!

Nick Bassill | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nick Bassill

Our young people and college grads need the inspiration and a renewed hope that they too have a chance that at the grass roots level, each has the opportunity to create a better life, to dream, and the possibility to create their financial freedom.

Creativity Is the New Economy

Richard Florida | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

It's common to say we are now living in a post-industrial information or knowledge economy. But the shift is actually deeper and more thorough-going than that.

Reviving And Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have lost hard-won capacity that will take enormous investment to get back. We lost a large part of our ability to make a living in this world. And now we are feeling the consequences of these losses.

So-Called Free Trade -- Bad Policy and Wrong Debate

Stan Sorscher | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Free speech, free press and labor standards are notoriously weak in China. China has a rich history and amazing culture. However, they lack the institutions of civil society for democratic debate about serious policy issues. This harms workers and producers in America.

Make It In America Once Again

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.14.2012 | San Francisco
Rep. Jackie Speier

How much of what we own was made in our country? Inventory your clothes, TV, kitchen appliances and cell phone: chances are most items were not made here. But if we make things in America once again, American families will make it, too.

Hopeful Sign: Small Manufacturers Buy Big Machines

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to c...

PHOTOS: 10 Great American Factory Tours

George Hobica | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Who says America doesn't make stuff anymore?

Olympic Lessons for an Imperial America

David Coates | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
David Coates

As American eyes turn to London, it will be worth remembering that this will be London's second post-World War II Olympic Games, not the first, and that there are also medals to be won by comparing the condition of the UK during the last time the Games were held in London with its condition now.

U.S. Factories Rebounding On The Backs Of Low-Wage Workers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

American manufacturing may be starting to bounce back, but the workers responsible for the turnaround aren’t seeing much of a pay off. U.S. manu...

America's Emerging Economic Reincarnation

Tim Roemer | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Tim Roemer

Four global forces, as they are leveraged and exploited by American business and political leaders, will help the United States recreate itself and revive into a 21st century economic powerhouse by 2025.

Mercantilism, Manufacturing, and a Political Problem

Ralph Gomory | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Ralph Gomory

People talk a great deal about free trade. But for better or for worse the real world that we live in is more a mercantilist world than it is a free markets and free trade world.

Private-company Sales, Margin Growth Continue

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held U.S. companies -- the millions of businesses that drive job creation and GDP -- are growing sales so far this year at about the same ra...

Dave Jamieson

Jobs Spurred By Bain Were Mostly Low-Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Earlier this week, the campaign for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released a video called "American Dream," touting the investment of Romney's ...

Responsible Private Equity Investors Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing

Marco Trbovich | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business
Marco Trbovich

Michael Peck, chairman of Isofoton North America, a 60-year-old Spanish solar firm investing in solar facilities in western Ohio, asserted that having a truly sustainable economy guided by ESG principles means changing how the culture views workers.

Manufacture, Baby, Manufacture?

Evan Soltas | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Evan Soltas

Over the past two decades, the intercept had been largely in negative territory -- normally between -2 and -5, with the severe manufacturing contraction during the 2000 recession seeing a moment in which the intercept hit -15 for the year.

Zach Carter

Issa Leaks Secret Document To Pressure Obama On Trade Deal | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has taken the unprecedented step of leaking a secret U.S. trade document, in ...

Re Jobs, Pick the Low Hanging Fruit (Part 2)

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

With the largely jobless recovery continuing -- only 115,000 new jobs created in April -- it's far past time for both Houses of Congress to work with the Obama administration to get really serious about large-scale job creation.