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The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement: A No Win Situation for America and its Workers

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The proposed Korea FTA is a bad deal for our country and America's workers. It's time to put the American worker first and stop these trade deals.

High Labor Costs In China Could Push Manufacturing Jobs To The U.S: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

China's swelling manufacturing sector has had Americans worried for a while. Labor has been cheap and plentiful in China, and for much of the past ...

What's Wrong With the Economy

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

There is no magic bullet to get us out of this bind overnight, but there are major things we can do to refurbish the economy.

Beyond the Creative Class

Eric Tipler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Eric Tipler

The German model is akin to the vision Obama articulated in his speech: high-end manufacturing that we export to the world. It's a good vision. High-end manufacturing should be a core part of our economy.

States Losing The Most Jobs To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a ...

10 U.S. States With the Highest Unemployment Rates

InvestingAnswers | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
InvestingAnswers

While some states have moved forward and even experienced the beginning of an economic recovery, the residents of these 10 states are still dealing with uncharacteristically high levels of unemployment.

Muppets and Manufacturing

Matt Cohen | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Matt Cohen

Modular design saves money and allows you to meet a demanding production schedule. That's true whether you're looking at a puppet head or a chassis that can be used for multiple vehicles.

Walmart To Double Budget Dedicated To Working With Women

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(Jessica Wohl) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will double the money it spends with women-owned businesses, train women around the world and push major supplier...

10 Cities With The Biggest GDP Growth In 2010

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

For some of the country's largest cities, last year was a good one for growth. None less than the technology hub otherwise known as San Jose. Metr...

Let the Stock Show Roam

Robert Schwab | Posted 11.12.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Let the stock show roam to Aurora and redevelop its current site for the 21st century revival of American manufacturing.

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Manufacturing, Once A Beacon, Grows Dim

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Last month, after watching his manufacturing shop struggle through 10 years of decline, Frank Shannon finally decided it was time to close the doors. ...

It's Time To Play in the 3-I League

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

In our opinion, reforming the entire fiscal policy process is too abstract and overly ambitious -- especially in these contentious times.

President Obama, Enact a Jobs Program Based on Real Trade Reform

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

If the president wants to find a place to create jobs, he needs to look hard at what has happened to the manufacturing sector since 2000 and figure out a way to start turning that around.

The Truth About "The U.S. Content of 'Made in China'"

Peter Navarro | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Peter Navarro

A recent "economic letter" contends that America is spending only 1.9 percent of its dollars on Chinese goods. How can we reconcile what we see on Wal-Mart's shelves with what these experts and media pundits tell us?

All the Cars in China: How American Workers Can Gain From Chinese Growth

William Lazonick | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

While the United States suffers through a prolonged jobless recovery, with another recession on the horizon, the Chinese economy has continued to boom.

Lila Shapiro

UAW Divided As Workers Seek Payback

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- On a recent rainy morning, community leaders gathered under umbrellas in front of the local General Motors plant to commemorate a r...

Forget Manufacturing -- The Jobs Aren't Coming Back

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Numerous politicians have stated that the number one concern of the U.S. government should be to focus on jobs, particularly within the manufacturing sector. There are a number of reasons that prove otherwise.

Dave Jamieson

NYC Schools Food Supplier Moves Jobs From Brooklyn To Scranton

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

A scrum of protesters and factory workers set to lose their jobs descended on a Brooklyn factory Wednesday, urging Maramont Corporation, which has sup...

Obama Talks With Warren Buffett, Ford CEO In Preparation For Jobs Speech

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

In preparation for a major jobs address to be delivered after Labor Day, President Obama spoke on the phone with Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire ...

Regaining California's Leadership Role as America's Opportunity Capital

Gavin Newsom | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

A troubling perception has taken hold across the financial landscape that California's economy is now stuck in a state of permanent stasis, that we've somehow lost our mojo.

Anna Almendrala

American Apparel Worker Crushed By Factory Machine

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.22.2011 | Los Angeles

An American Apparel factory worker died last Friday at California's West Anaheim Medical Center after being crushed by a circular knitting machine, th...

On Wall Street, One Group Remains Remarkably Optimistic

New York Times | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and ERIC DASH | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

Amid all the grim economic data and a chorus of warnings of a fresh recession, one group on Wall Street has remained remarkably optimistic despite the...

Industrial Policy Reconsidered

Marc Fasteau | Posted 10.21.2011 | Business
Marc Fasteau

The world's manufacturing superpowers -- Germany, Japan and China -- as well as every other advanced country except the U.K. have carefully thought out industrial policies. Why don't we?

Target Comes Under Fire Around the World

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Michelle Chen

The retail giant Target is under fire from all sides, for union-busting at home and labor violations overseas. The reports that have come out in the past several weeks highlight a continuum of cruelty in the global supply chain.

William Alden

Progress Reversed: Economy Tips Toward Recession With Little Relief In Sight

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Three years after the worst economic downturn in generations, the American economy increasingly appears vulnerable to another recession. ...