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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 few...

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.

Attention Deficit Disorder

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform ended its work not with a bang or a whimper, but, as Co-Chair Alan Simpson put it, by taking a "big...

9.8%: The Number the Deficit Commission Left Out

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

2010-12-04-cryingwoman.jpgWith 9.8% of us jobless, Congress is debating tax cuts for the rich and cutting back on programs for the rest of us. Maybe we should move the Congress out of DC so they can see for themselves what is happening to America.

A Mighty Wind

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If economically-challenged Michigan can create 89,000 clean energy manufacturing jobs in three years with the right energy policies, just think what could happen for the entire country if Congress committed to clean energy.

Recovery by Creation

Kevin DeSoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin DeSoto

It has been said "necessity is the mother of invention." I add to that, "if you want to do something very much you will think of a way to do it" In a...

The Voters' Message: Manufacturing a Solution

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

Voters know that punishing currency manipulators, dealing boldly with violations of international trade rules, and ending tax incentives to outsource jobs would help reverse the decline of American manufacturing.

China's Goverment Helps Manufacturers, Economy Booms. Ours, Not So Much.

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

As an election strategy conservatives blocked or watered down everything they could that might help the economy, hoping voters would blame the Presid...

Made in Midtown -- The Future of American Manufacturing

Rep. Tim Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Tim Ryan

Together we can educate consumers to make a conscious choice to purchase American-made goods -- providing opportunity for our young, creative entrepreneurs and good paying jobs for our citizens.

On the nostalgia for manufacturing

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

John Kay in the Financial Times Wednesday makes an excellent observation: "Manufacturing fetishism is back." Kay then unrolls a graceful little essay ...

Canton, Ohio Town Hall: We Can Make It, Build It, Grow It Here

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Canton, Ohio "Keep It Made In America" Town Hall meeting was at the Kent State University Stark Campus this evening. Lieutenant Governor and Sena...

Erie, PA Town Hall: "No Country Ever Went Broke Investing in Its Own People"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

I recently spoke with a Tea Party member who did not know that it is government that builds the roads, airports, sewer systems, etc. that make up the infrastructure that is the foundation of our country's ability to have companies at all.

Wheeling Town Hall Focuses on Tax Breaks for Offshoring

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Driving across Ohio toward Wheeling you pass one small manufacturing company after another -- but not too many with lots of cars in the employee parking lot.

Lorain, OH Keep It Made in America Town Hall Meeting

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Lorain, Ohio is another town with closed factories, boarded-up houses, high unemployment, and ringed by the national big-box vulture chains whose business model is to suck the remaining funds away to Wall Street.

GOP Runs on the "Big Lie"

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

If Republicans take control of Congress and carry through on their promise to roll back spending on jobs while cutting taxes for the wealthy, we'll see even more pink slips and fewer paychecks. That's a fact.

FDI with Chinese Characteristics

Stephen_Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China is quickly learning the benefits of establishing more equitable and genuinely mutually beneficial bilateral economic relationships. Soon enough it will master that game, too.

A Pledge to 1% of America

Terrance Heath | Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The "Pledge to America" is, in truth, a pledge to continue the same policies that brought us the current economic crisis.

Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

One hears the scraping of steel surfaces in the quartet's micro-tuned strings, the heaving, irregular start of massive engines in sputtering drum riffs, and the sonic echoes of a warehouse.

Obama's Export Goal: How We Can Make it

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Yesterday I attended a conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing in Washington DC. It included a variety of organizations with interests...

Currency Just Tip of China Iceberg

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Surya Yalamanchili

Today, China is both our largest supplier and creditor. We buy goods that we used to make from them with money borrowed from them.

Tide Turning on China Currency: Opponents Recycling Tired Arguments

Robert E. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert E. Scott

The real beneficiaries of cheap goods from China are workers with college degrees, and especially professionals, managers, executives and stockholders: those in the top 1 percent of all wage earners.

As Manufacturing Shifts Abroad, Innovation's Reward Dwindles

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

President Obama's recent proposal to increase and make permanent the research and development (R&D) tax credit is unlikely to substantially accelerate...

Shaping America's Clean Energy Future

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Yesterday, I was proud to take part in the grand opening celebration for A123 Systems' 291,000 square foot lithium ion battery manufacturing facility in Livonia, Michigan.