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Silk, Steel, Rust, Memory

Frank Browning | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

Latoya Ruby Frazier grew up in the sooted ruins of Braddock, Pennsylvania, home Andrew Carnegie's first steel plant just outside Pittsburgh. Daughter ...

Fiery Photos Take You Inside A Chinese Steel Plant

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

China's steel industry has come a long way. During the country's Great Leap Forward in the 1950s, Communist Party leader Mao Zedong pushed the country...

American Workers Crushed Under China's Deliberate Overproduction

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

China makes way, way too much steel. In 2015, it produced nearly 500 million tons more than it needed. Production of that steel was subsidized by the Chinese government in ways that violate international trade rules, so the price was artificially low. And China suppresses the value of its currency, further falsely reducing the cost of the steel.

When Too Much Is Terrible

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It's lights out in Lorain on March 31. The town's steel mill, site of a new electric arc furnace and $120 million investment, had given 1,200 Ohioans good middle-class jobs this time last year. But by April, a relentless avalanche of underpriced Chinese steel will have shoved all but a few of those workers into the street.

Joy to the Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In keeping with the figgy-pudding and potato latke traditions of the holidays, here's a recipe for delivering joy to workers so that they can spread holiday merriment.

The Economic Weakness Right Under Our Nose

Scott Paul | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Scott Paul

More than two million net new jobs have been created this year in America, a not too shabby number. Not a single one of them, though, is in manufacturing. That's terrible news, not only for people who want to work in factories, but for the wider economy.

Steel-Bending Strongman Shows Off His Incredible Strength

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weird News

Can you bend steel? This guy can. His name is Chris "Wonder" Schoeck, and he's a native New Yorker and a professional strongman who literally bends st...

Laura Barron-Lopez

The Hidden 'Betrayal' In Obama's Trade Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress prepares to give President Barack Obama expedited powers to "fast-track" trade deals through Congress, many U.S. steel mills...

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Air Becoming Slightly More Breathable

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

Maybe, just maybe, there’s a light at the end of this smog-filled tunnel. Two years after the Chinese government declared “war on pollution,” th...

Matt Sheehan

China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the Price

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

China’s great coal boom is grinding to a halt, and the consequences for both the global climate and hundreds of millions of Chinese factory workers ...

Casinos Fail Old Industrial Towns

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Peter Van Buren

Only a generation ago, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania had a steel mill employing tens of thousands of people at good wages. The typical casino worker today in Bethlehem makes $10-12 an hour. Many are part-time.

Movie Review: "Braddock America"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

If I'd made a documentary film about the scars left on America through industrialization, instead of writing Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent about it, what I would have likely ended up with is "Braddock, America."

Spidey's Tighty Whities

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

In a real life struggle between Spiderman and Superman, just who would win?

This Guy Should Be On Fire

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

Baby, you're a firework -- literally. Or, at least inventor Colin Furze is. In this video, Furze dons a self-made steel suit and steps safely insid...

Making a New Friend in Ho Chi Minh City

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

It wasn't hard to find another small businessman to interview in Vietnam. Trugyn is one of the top tour guides in the country. He was born at such an important time in Vietnam's history -- it was 1960, in a small village at the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975.

Sharpen Your Knife Honing Skills

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 12.24.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Honing your knife is easier than you think.

PHOTOS: A Brooklyn Street Art Tradition

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Before we lose the warmth of the sun we wanted to reflect on one of the largest graffiti shows curated under one theme that was mounted this summer ri...

How Chinese Subsidies Changed the World

Usha Haley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Usha Haley

Because of massive Chinese subsidies to several industries, no free trade exists and markets have failed. To survive, U.S. and European companies must seek government support to open Chinese markets and to protect themselves from subsidized products domestically.

British Sculptor Investigates Material at Lisson Gallery, London

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

Ricahrd Deacon gives new meaning to the phrase, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

Review: Trust Me by George Kennedy

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
Carole Mallory

They struggled, sleeping in doorways or cars until a woman named Dolly gave them shelter, but Dolly's generosity had a price tag. Torture was commonplace in her household, and she beat George and his mother.

Arts Lust: Unforgetting Telemann With the NYC Opera

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Allan M. Jalon

Orpheus, considered by some Telemann's masterpiece, opens its run of four performances Saturday at the Teatro del Museo del Barrio by the New York City Opera.

The Rebirth of American Manufacturing

Yul Kwon | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Yul Kwon

Like a lot of people, I had come to accept the conventional wisdom that America doesn't make anything anymore. What I discovered is that the prevailing narrative of decline and decay is overly simplistic and, in some ways, flat-out wrong.

The U.S. Has Lost These Industries To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Americans are used to the U.S. being the leader, or a top-ranked nation, in many areas. But in a number of industries and business...

Peter S. Goodman

In American Steel Country, An Obsession With Chinese Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Could Halayeb's Manganese Wealth Trigger A Sudan-Egypt Conflict?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.