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Nell Merlino | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Nell Merlino

"And after spending two and a half years as your Secretary of State, traveling nearly 600,000 miles, I have reached one overarching conclusion: Simply...

William Alden

Worst Of Two Worlds: Deficit-Reduction Plan Would Threaten Economy And Not Remove Downgrade Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The deficit-reduction deal that emerged late Sunday runs the risk of exacerbating two opposite problems at the same time: It cuts enough g...

Revaluation of the Chinese Yuan Would Improve the U.S. Trade Balance

Robert E. Scott | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Robert E. Scott

Revaluation by China and other Asian currency manipulators could help reduce the U.S. current account deficit, which increased $94.3 billion (25.1 percent) in 2010.

Manufacturing Sector Latest Sign Of Economic Gloom

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

The pace of growth in the manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in July, according to an industry report released on Monday. The Institute...

New, Major Poll Shows Again That Voters Want Jobs, Not Deficit Reduction -- Will DC Listen to the Public?

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

In the middle of the DC frenzy over a contrived "debt crisis" a new, major poll shows what other polls have shown: voters want Washington to act on jobs.

Alex Wagner

Obama Losing Liberal And Black Support Over Jobs Record

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ford Lifts Profits With Higher Prices, Improves Sales

Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

(Bernie Woodall) - Ford Motor Co's quarterly profit beat Wall Street expectations helped by higher prices and improved sales in North America. In N...

A Vision for Economic Renewal -- An American Jobs Agenda

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Washington is often a city of Chicken Littles, which makes ringing the alarm bell difficult. But once Washington wakes up from its deficit hangover, politicians will realize the sky has already fallen. Here's what we can and need to do.

Cisco To Cut Workforce By 11,500 Employees

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Cisco Systems plans to cut its workforce by 11,500 employees as part of its plan to cut annual expenses by $1 billion and revive its business. Cisc...

Goldman Cuts Growth Forecasts On Weak Consumer Spending

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs has cut its forecast for U.S. second-quarter growth to 1.5 percent from 2 percent, citing weak consumer spending. The downgrade follo...

U.S. Imports Hit Second-Highest Level On Record

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Doug Palmer) - The U.S. trade gap widened much more than expected in May as a jump in oil prices helped push imports to the second highest...

The Five Best And Worst Industries In June

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Solving America's employment crisis just became even more daunting, if that's believable. In June, the U.S. economy added only 18,000 jobs total. ...

Choices in the Air

Carl Pope | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Most of the steps an airline can take to minimize its carbon pollution are good for the overall economy and will lower the cost of air travel -- yet another case where climate action brings an economic bonus.

Men Account For Most Job Growth During Recovery, While Women Suffer

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

The recession, famously, hit men hard. It was dubbed the "mancession," with male-dominated industries, like construction and manufacturing, among t...

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.

What's Patriotic Now?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

There's nothing wrong with America that three million new industrial jobs using innovative technologies wouldn't solve. What manufacturing needs is markets, finance, and policy support. Can we do it?

Manufacturing Growth Picks Up For First Time In Four Months

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Leah Schnurr) - The pace of growth in the manufacturing sector picked up for the first time in four months in June, a sign of optimism for t...

Companies Moving Jobs To U.S. From China To Avoid Inflation

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

MILWAUKEE (Scott Malone) - On a recent morning at Master Lock's 90-year-old factory in Milwaukee, a cluster of machinery was whirring, every 2 seconds...

Alex Wagner

Obama Pushes Innovation to Fix Manufacturing Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

How Free Trade Made Democracy A Disadvantage

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

This is my presentation from last week's Netroots Nation panel session: Revitalizing Manufacturing: The Road to Renewed Job Growth. Click through for...

CEO: 'Mismatch' Between Jobs Available, Workers Needed

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

The United States might have millions of unemployed workers, but one company is having a hard time finding people that fit. Eric Spiegel, U.S. regi...

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?

Why We Need a Manufacturing Renaissance - Economically and Ethically

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

America's economy, social cohesion and dignity, and Americans' optimism -- in short, America's traditional strength -- all rest on a thriving middle class which in turn rests on a thriving manufacturing sector.

Lila Shapiro

Auto Union Shows Newfound Willingness To Rise And Fall With Profits

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

A new Wall Street Journal interview with United Auto Workers union president Bob King suggests that when it comes to profit-sharing, the union may be ...

Economy's 'Little Ray Of Hope': The Service Sector

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The pace of growth in the services sector picked up modestly in May while gauges of new orders and employment climbed, according to an indu...