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Jobs Crisis in Real World... Just Not in D.C.

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Anyone in the real world outside of Washington or Wall Street reading about "thousands" of job openings going unfilled knows something is fishy.

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Manufacturing Expands At Fastest Rate In 7 Years | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American manufacturing continued its rapid growth last month, according to a new report released Tuesday, suggesting a broader economic recovery could...

Manufacturing in Decline; Establishment in Denial

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The use of bad arguments to defend a position is a fairly strong telltale that the position cannot be defended with good arguments. This seems to be the case with the Korea FTA. NAM must think the public is fairly dumb to fall for its claims.

Manufacturing Jobs Key to Winning the Future

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

Those of us in the freshman class elected to Congress in November arrived with a specific objective -- getting our economy moving again. Thankfully, we're not starting from scratch.

President Obama is Right: We Need to Create American Jobs Now

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

With his State of the Union address, President Obama delivered an important message that Congress and the American people need to hear: our nation'...

No More Ritalin and Reality TV for Our ADD Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

American's short attention span hops from critical issues to trivialities with the delicate ease of an Olympic gymnast. Our tendency to be drawn into...

State Of The Union -- Infrastructure And Jobs: Two Problems, One Solution

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The way to get out of the debt is to invest in the human capital of the American people and grow out of the debt. The president took us in the right direction tonight, and should be thanked and congratulated.

What to Wear to the State of the Union

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

As members of Congress are hustling to line up dates from the opposite party for tonight's State of the Union speech, we've been considering what advice to give them on color coordination.

State of the Union? Too Many Jobs Moving to China

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gilbert B. Kaplan

As President Obama prepares his State of the Union message, he faces the problem of U. S. manufacturing jobs moving to China. Friendly handshakes with President Hu will not change that.

How To Add New Jobs? Ask China | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ELGIN, ILL. - Ni Pin believes in the United States. He's lived here for almost 20 years. His three children were born here. And, unlike many Americans...

When You Close the Factory We Can't Make a Living

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Next week, the President delivers his State of the Union speech. This is an opportunity to announce that we are going to do unto China as China is doing unto us. Enough!

Time to Wield the Foreign Policy Stick

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

America plays the role of abused partner in its relationship with China. Although the Asian giant repeatedly injures U.S. industry by violating trade rules, America has responded by pleading and begging for China to stop.

In The Nation's Second-Largest Port, Hints Of An Export Boom

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: This article has been corrected. If the nation's second-largest port is any indication, the American export economy may be on the mend -- an...

China, U.S. and the Politics of Failure

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Who killed Evergreen Solar? Conventional wisdom blames Chinese solar panels. But it's not a fully adequate explanation.

The State of the Union Is Uneasy

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

President Obama delivered just the right speech in Tucson. Can he replicate that performance for his State of the Union address on Jan. 25? For the ...

Detroit: An American Ghetto Where a House Costs Less Than a Car

Bryce Covert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

Once our pride and joy, Detroit now reminds us of how far off track our economy has gone and how downtrodden the middle class is.

Peter S. Goodman

In American Steel Country, An Obsession With Chinese Competition | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HUGER, South Carolina--Inside the dimly lit, cavernous rectangle that houses the Nucor steel mill, the workers are eager to expand their output. A mou...

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...

Manufacturing Data Shows 17th Straight Month Of Growth

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American manufacturing is continuing to expand, according to a fresh piece of data released Monday morning, amplifying hopes that a broader economic r...

Why Over-Glamorizing College Is Problematic

Justin Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Cox

The college loan situation in America is a total mess, and so is the unemployment situation. As a country, it's a perfect time to start celebrating the kinds of jobs we need, college or no college.

Thank You, Jeffrey Immelt: Making Stuff Is Sexy Again

Andrea Kates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Kates

Making stuff isn't just a nice-to-have for business these days -- it's a must-have for many one-time manufacturing leaders and entrepreneurs hoping to bring innovative products to consumers.

Fed Intervention in Commodity Futures: A Case for Reverse Sterilization

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

By Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg President, CEO & CIO Strategic Investment Group Notwithstanding the possibility that more policy intervention in the U.S. ...

Good News About Manufacturing in America - From Cleveland!

Frank Koller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frank Koller

What's the hardest part to grasp in the above headline? Good news about American manufacturing has been awfully scarce on the ground these past fe...

The Storm That Created The "Rust Belt" Is Heading For Silicon Valley

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

This fall I was invited to cover the the Keep It Made In America Tour put on by the Alliance for American Manufacturing. I spent a week driving aroun...

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.