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China Cost Colorado 45,000 Jobs Since 2001: Economic Policy Institute

The Denver Post | Aldo Svaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. trade deficit with China has cost Colorado more than 45,000 jobs since 2001, the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., estimates. ...

How Many Jobs Have Been Lost to China Where You Live?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

According to a new report, between 2001 and 2008, 2.4 million American jobs were lost or displaced -- with losses occurring in every Congressional district.

Chrysler ADDS Jobs In Detroit

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Chrysler Group LLC gave a big boost to the battered Michigan economy Friday when it announced plans to add about 1,100 workers to help...

Senate Climate and Energy Bill Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

In the quest for 60 votes for climate and energy legislation, one essential group is a manufacturing caucus of about a dozen Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Made in Midtown: Meet Shelly Steffee

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Currently the City of New York is considering a proposal to change the zoning in the Garment District -- decisions that would transform the industry and the neighborhood.

Chinese Currency Manipulation: "Not A Small Issue"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The Chinese currency manipulation issue continues to make news.

Made in Midtown: Meet Ramdat Harihar

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Ramdat Harihar's ability to make specialized stitches for his designer clients, from Anna Sui to Zack Posen, is central to his survival amidst the declining ranks of apparel manufacturers in New York.

It Is Time To Put Our Foot Down: Ten Steps We Can Take To Stop Closing Factories And Eliminating Jobs

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The economy is still getting worse -- only more slowly. While the executives collect bonuses and tax breaks for their destructive actions We, the People have to pick up the tab.

The Story of Stuff: Externalized Costs and the $4.99 Radio

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Leonard

A UN study has found that the cost of environmental damage by the 3,000 largest publicly held corporations in the world is $2.2 trillion, more than one-third of their profits if they were held financially accountable.

California Factory Closing - HUGE Impact - Steps You Can Take

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Exploring Midtown's Urban Fabric

Deborah Marton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Marton

Fashion Week's move to Lincoln Center is big news, but anyone who cares about fashion should know that even bigger changes are afoot. New York may soon dramatically change zoning in the Garment District.

Friedman on Competitiveness: Identifies Problem, Offers Exactly Wrong Solution

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

America's habit of deferring maintenance on its infrastructure goes beyond crumbling buildings and slow trains -- in the long term, we'll fall behind the rest of the world in our ability to compete economically.

Obama Solution to Stop Outsourcing - Stop Counting Jobs Outsourced (No, Seriously!)

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

If President Obama really wants to take a bipartisan approach to creating jobs, he can do it by creating a national strategy to grow manufacturing jobs--not by refusing to count the cost of inaction.

Green Jobs Are NOT A Myth!

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Johnson

I suspect that the reason we see curiously misleading op-eds like the one in the Washington Post is that emerging green technologies mean lower profits for the big, monopolistic oil and coal giants.

Q&A with Manufacturing Business Expert Richard McCormack

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

Manufacturing is essential to the US economy, but politicians seem clueless about that -- Richard McCormack explains why.

The Myth of the manufacturing recovery

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

Some bloggers have suggested that manufacturing is doing well, just because output has grown for the past few months. One sets up a straw man in a pi...

Whirlpool Exec Responds: The System Made Us Do It

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Rebuilding America's Manufacturing Jobs and Industrial Capability

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Any student in any beginning economics class soon learns that the way a nation or a society creates wealth is by making things or building things othe...

Where Were CEOs in the State of the Union Address?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

As the administration seeks to transform rhetoric on jobs into reality, it needs to get beyond the political and the theoretical and to get into the head's of the nation's thousands of CEOs and business owners.

SOTU - A List Not a Vision

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

In last week's State of the Union speech President Obama talked about jobs. It was a great speech. It was SO satisfying to see him scold the Supreme ...

A Message To Arianna: How to Make the Middle Class a Priority

Kenneth N. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth N. Davis

A Message to Arianna And President Obama: You're Missing The Best Way To Make The Middle Class A Top Priority (PS: It's very affordable -- no deficit ...

America's Competitors Will Use Supreme Court Ruling To Block Our Green Jobs Effort And Close Our Factories

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

We must rally and take back control of our democracy and our future. This Supreme Court decision must be countered with immediate legislation or it means the loss of so many things that we value.

Obama Skirts the Real Jobs Issue: Industrial Employment

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marco Trbovich

In his State of the Union Address, the president's aversion to addressing manufacturing left little doubt that deference to the financialization of the economy continues to trump any hope of reinvigorating industrial employment.

WATCH : Linchpin Author Seth Godin "We All Live In Detroit"

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lee Stranahan

Politicians of both parties use the issue of unemployment as a political football and set the terms of most of our media discussion of the issue of jo...

A Sorry State of the City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg needs to acknowledge that residents require more than just minimum-wage employment to survive and thrive.