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American Manufacturing Re-Energized

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 12.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

Ten years ago, who would have thought that space exploration could be pioneered by a small upstart team and an energy drink company? This might be the most vivid sign yet that the game is about to change.

Dave Jamieson

Workers Losing Jobs Plead With Romney | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Six people were arrested Wednesday morning at a north central Illinois plant run by Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies, where 170 workers are set...

Another Dubious Romney Debate Statement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

In a testy exchange during last week's presidential debate, Mitt Romney suggested that a certain tax break criticized by President Barack Obama didn't...

Dave Jamieson

Arrests Outside Bain-Owned Plant Being Closed | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Three people protesting the closure of an Illinois plant run by a Bain Capital-owned company were arrested on Monday after an encounter with a truck d...

Ryan Grim

Romney Enjoys Tax Break Off Bain-Owned Outsourcer | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensata Technologies is a healthy manufacturing company that employs nearly 200 workers at a factory in northern Illinois. The company h...

What Giant Companies Have In Common With Romney

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

American multinational corporations have something in common with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, aside from being people, too: They both...

Who Moved My Job?

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

One of the enormous changes in the past four years has been the growth in the use of social media. From 100m Facebook users in 2008 to almost a billion now, there has never been a better time for to tell my audience that I'm about to update an old book.

The Real Victims of Romney's America

Will Bunch | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

In addition to Romney's appalling lack of understanding of what Americans do not pay federal income taxes and why, the symptoms of this "victim"-hood he so deplores were in large part created by the practices of Wall Street types like him and Marc Leder.

Obama's Challenge: Answering The Voters' Question

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Those who do well in America should do well by America. We should crack down on the tax dodges and loopholes, the foreign tax havens and secret accounts that have billionaires paying lower taxes than the police who guard their streets, and multinational corporations evading taxes altogether.

Citing New Poll Results, Union Launches Campaign Against Outsourcing Call Centers

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Citing the results of a new poll, the Communications Workers of America union said it intends to devote its resources to candidates who oppose the out...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Tied To Firm That Boasted Of Outsourcing | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tech company with ties to Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde has not only benefited from federal stimulus money, but it has als...

Welcome to the Romney Economy -- Making Millions by Shipping Our Jobs Overseas

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Parisian

The Romney Economy dictates that it is OK to turn places like Freeport, Illinois into what the "ghost towns" by shipping jobs to China if it results in Romney and other finance industry elites increasing their personal wealth.

Ryan Grim

Mitt Romney Juggled Stock To Avoid Major Tax Hit | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney saved himself hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes in 2010 by transferring stock in two companies from his personal acc...

So Did Mitt Romney Really 'Create Jobs' at Staples?

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Did Mitt Romney really "create 100,000 jobs" with Staples? Simple answer: only if no one else was selling office supplies, stationery, etc. before Staples came along.

Senate to Vote on Outsourcing This Week: "Put-Up-Or-Shut-Up" for Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It will be difficult for Romney to state that he opposes the idea of incentives for outsourcing, because he used them himself. Indeed, he enjoyed it so much, he outsourced the 2002 Olympic uniforms to Burma. This time, Romney may have to put-up-or-shut-up.

At Stake: The Future of America's Middle Class

Mike Lux | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

This election is about Mitt vs. the middle class. And after the election, we need to build a movement of, by, and for that middle class so that no politician will ever again so blatantly run on a platform to destroy it.

Romney Outsourcing Attacks Will Work In Ohio, Former Gov Says

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Democrats ramp up their attacks on Mitt Romney for enabling outsourcing, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) said Monday that the iss...

Smoking Guns: Finally Enough Evidence to 'Convict' Romney?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Over the past few months, Romney has thrown individual pieces of evidence my way but it was not until now that all the pieces meshed together to form a simple, clear, picture. The court of public opinion is in session.

Doggone It, Our Own USA Olympic Team Doesn't Buy American?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

Will I cheer for the USA Team in Chinese clothing? Of course I will but it makes a cynical statement about the future of manufacturing in the USA. But, Americans, it's time to take the reins and call in our own financial cavalry. We are losing this competition.

Romney Sings In Tough New Obama Ad

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

CLIFTON, Va. -- An unrelenting President Barack Obama jabbed at Mitt Romney's record with a private equity firm in an ad Saturday that aimed to keep h...

WATCH: New Obama Ad Slams Romney Over China

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is challenging Mitt Romney's promises to crack down on China's trading practices, saying in an ad released S...

Romney's Quiet Rooms: Where All the Money's Hidden?

Mike Lux | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

I had always assumed it was just Mitt being Mitt, but I have to admit that the revelations in Vanity Fair gave me a different take on the "quiet rooms" quote.

Dave Jamieson

Romney Campaign Makes Losing Argument On Outsourcing | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Washington Post published a story last week detailing how Bain Capital investments may have helped send American jobs overseas...

Obama Mocks Romney Aides For Outsourcing v. Offshoring Defense

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama escalated his criticism of Mitt Romney's work with private equity firm Bain Capital Monday during a mid-day campa...

Romney and the Rise of the Corporate Superpredator Class

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

No group of human beings is uniquely predisposed toward evil. But society and government are supposed to discourage people from from acting on their worst impulses, and when it comes to the corporate class they -- and we -- have failed.