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Life Cycles of Consumable Goods: Lower-Impact Shades of Green

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Understanding the "life-cycle" of any consumable good offers a fairly accurate sense of how "green" it really is -- basically, where things come from and what happens to them when we are done with them.

The Gift America Needs Most: Manufacturing

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

The gift this country needs most this holiday season is an economy built on a solid foundation, one that will provide middle class, family-supporting jobs now and into the future.

Topic #1 for the Upcoming White House Jobs Summit: How to Keep Clean Energy Jobs Here at Home

Phil Angelides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phil Angelides

Absent clear and deliberate policies to keep green manufacturing jobs here, the market will do is what it has done in the past: continue to send good manufacturing jobs overseas.

Bloomberg: US GDP Probably Grew 3.2% As Stimulus Took Hold

Bloomberg | Timothy R. Homan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy in the U.S. probably grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in two years as government stimulus helped bring an end to the worst re...

10 Industries That Will GAIN The Most Jobs In Next Decade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though Nobel laureate Paul Krugman called this decade "the big zero" -- as in zero wage growth, zero stock market growth, etc. -- it's probably safe t...

Manufacturing Counties Lead Surprise Job Comeback: AP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CONOVER, N.C. (MIKE BAKER -- AP) - As record numbers of orders flow through Legacy Furniture Group's manufacturing plant, workers toil between towers ...

Wall Street's War Against the Real Economy and We, the People

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

For decades the real economy has been "financialized" by the Wall Street types -- sold off piece by piece, providing short term profits for a very few.

Where Will the Jobs Come From?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

Wall Street can produce another bubble, but that won't put the 15 million without jobs to work, one third of whom have been out of work for at least six months.

The New Sputnik | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Well, folks. Sputnik just went up again: China's going clean-tech. The view of China in the U.S. Congress -- that China is going to try to leapfrog us...

A Moment of Success (Finally!)

Karen Robinovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karen Robinovitz

In the last piece, we had just received 30,000 damaged components -- and I was suddenly suffering from severe acid reflex, brought on by stress. But this is the story of a bit of our bright light!

The G20, Climate Talks, and Trade Measures: Keeping Jobs in America

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Won't new climate legislation hurt American industry? Won't it send jobs overseas? The answer is no, it won't.

Steel City: Forgotten but Not Gone

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

The mainstream media needs to stop fetishizing the new economy. We can't eat electronic food or wear electronic clothes. We can't all be consultants forever, and America can't keep spending more than it earns.

Pittsburgh Model Dramatizes Lessons for G-20 Summit

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Pittsburgh's experience offers a road map for American cities adjusting to manufacturing downturns and the new realities of the modern global economy.

The G-20 Summit: Lessons from Pittsburgh

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

The G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh provides an opportunity for Americans to move beyond shibboleths of free trade and protectionism and to question the true functioning of the market.

Myths of Protectionism Are Spread to Exploit Workers and the Environment

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Why, exactly, is protectionism so bad? Why can't we have fair trade that lifts workers and protects the environment instead of unregulated free trade that exploits workers and the environment?

After the Tire Decision

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

Prices for tires could rise by $3 per tire, while the economic benefits to the nation--in the form of jobs and wages saved, taxes paid, and corporate profits--will more than double that.

Myths of Protectionism: Stories You Are Likely to Hear in the Wake of the China Tire Trade Tariff Case

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama has decided to enforce our trade laws and imposed a three year tariff on Chinese tires. I suspect the country is about to witness a corporate hissy fit.

A Manufacturing Manifesto for Mr. Bloom

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

The ultimate goal must be to bring manufacturing back to a critical mass in this country. One major problem is that all the input suppliers and customers for manufacturers are moving abroad.

Who Else is Against American Manufacturing?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Of course other countries have an interest in taking manufacturing business away from us to have for themselves.

Unions Frustrated By Pace Of Change Under Obama

The New York Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...Today that euphoria is giving way to a mixture of frustration and unease, as union leaders are growing concerned that the Obama White House has not...

Who Opposes American Manufacturing? II

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

A country's economic power comes from manufacturing. But while other countries have industrial policies, America has a de-industrialization policy.

Who Would Be Against American Manufacturing?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

We are used to this kind of bad, antisocial, economically destructive behavior from self-interested American companies, organizations and people. And for some reason we seem to tolerate it.

"We Aren't Lab Rats!" Say Striking Workers. Online Action Alert!

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elana Levin

In case you needed any more convincing that we need the public option...

Forging a Green Economic Recovery at Home

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

Manufacturing is moving into a new, energy-efficient stage, but it's in danger of leaving out the American worker altogether without an aggressive approach in Washington to encourage its domestic growth.

National Association of Manufacturers Blasts ... American Manufacturing?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Why is America's National Association of Manufacturers echoing the Cato Institute's views against American manufacturing? Has this organization lost its way? Do NAM members know about this?