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The Sword of Damocles

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

President Obama should have first taken on the admittedly tough challenge of reining in health care costs before he attempted to extend health insurance to everyone.

Kim Bhasin

The Truth About 'Made In China'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

Ben Walters was unimpressed the first time he stepped into a Chinese factory. “It was incredibly primitive,” he said. “Safe but small, and us...

A Real Manufacturing Resurgence

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The reality on the ground is that U.S. manufacturing is today giving a good account of itself, but with sensible incentives, it could do much more.

End Of Outsourcing To China?

CNBC | Philip LeBeau | Posted 04.19.2013 | Business

CNBC: Walk onto the shop floor at Prince Industries in Shanghai, China and it looks like most other manufacturing plants in this country. It's busy...

Trump's Latest Twitter Rant Just Doesn't Make Sense

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business

At this point, the only thing that can trump the absurdity of Donald Trump is Donald Trump. On Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to continue his protr...

Product Engineering Design Can Bring American Engineering Back Home: Little by Little, 'Made in America' Is Better for Business

Chris Massot | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Chris Massot

Bringing manufacturing back to America, and therefore creating more jobs for our citizens has nothing to do with politics in my mind. Rather, it has more to do with good old American ingenuity and ambition.

16 Hour Days And Just 1 Day Off A Month?

Reuters | Miyoung Kim | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business

SEOUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Samsung came under renewed criticism from a rights group on Tuesday for illegal work practices at its Chinese suppliers, a d...

Everything Is Made of China (Well, in China)

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In China, artificial flowers, bricks, Christmas decorations, coal, cotton, electronics, fireworks, footwear, garments, nails and toys are all known to be produced by forced labor. And China is far from being the only country on the list.

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

In recent years, several corporate energy managers have told me that when they run the numbers on renewables, the payback just isn't quick enough. I'd suggest running the numbers again.

We're All in This Together

Francine LeFrak | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Peter Navarro's Death By China is a call for action -- it is up to each one of us to recognize that by indulging in cheap labor we are complicit in the world's ethical collapse.

Bashing China Won't Bring the Jobs Back

Jeremy Haft | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

The truth is that no matter how much China may allow its currency to appreciate, certain jobs just aren't coming back. We need sustainable, well-paying jobs. Jobs that play on America's competitive advantages of high-value manufacturing and services.

Manufacturing Companies Considering Moving Jobs Back To U.S. From China, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

Manufacturing work might actually be coming back to America. More than one-third of executives at big manufacturing firms say they're either consid...

Foxconn and the Curious Silence of Social Media

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Adam Hanft

Seduction wins over obligation. Based on the minimal level of visible, practical outrage -- boycotts, petitions, any social storm at all -- it's clear that the manifold pleasures we derive from Apple's products are blinding us.

If "Corporations Are People, Too [My Friend]," Shouldn't They Behave Ethically?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Corporations can take the lead in reforming their policies and practices, and re-positioning their branding accordingly -- thereby elevating the public's perception of their products and services -- as Good Corporate Citizens.

What If the Next Steve Jobs Is Chinese?

Dean Baker | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The United States continues to be at the forefront in innovation, but this likely will not always be the case. It is worth asking whether we should care.

The China Syndrome: Trading Our Future for Trinkets

Richard Seireeni | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Richard Seireeni

It is not cheaper to make things in China. It is more profitable. That is a different economic concept, one that has made the 1% rich at the expense of the rest of us. Here are four hidden costs that are not revealed on a Made-in-China price tag.

China Factory Sector Shrinks For First Time In Nearly Three Years

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Aileen Wang and Kevin Yao) - China's factory sector shrank in November in the face of weakening demand both at home and abroad, tw...

Obama Gives CEOs Green Light to Invest in Red China

Curtis Ellis | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Curtis Ellis

If Obama actually believes China will be buying stuff from America, he didn't hear what Hu Jintao himself told the CEOs of Google, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lily and Co. and Dow Chemical Asia Pacific.

China's Sluggish Manufacturing Industry

AP | By ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

SHANGHAI -- China's manufacturing remained sluggish in October, with a government industry group reporting the slowest growth in nearly three years, p...

Inside World's Economic Engine, Young China Redefines Class Consciousness

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Though China has earned a reputation as the world's preeminent sweatshop, young workers are starting to understand that they deserve equitable pay for the "cheap" labor that foreign capital readily exploits.

High Labor Costs In China Could Push Manufacturing Jobs To The U.S: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

China's swelling manufacturing sector has had Americans worried for a while. Labor has been cheap and plentiful in China, and for much of the past ...

Déjà Vu China

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

All of a sudden Congress, or at least the Senate, is on the brink of enacting some sort of legislation intended to retaliate against China for its currency manipulation. For me, to borrow a line from Yogi Berra, it is "déjà vu all over again."

The Truth About "The U.S. Content of 'Made in China'"

Peter Navarro | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Peter Navarro

A recent "economic letter" contends that America is spending only 1.9 percent of its dollars on Chinese goods. How can we reconcile what we see on Wal-Mart's shelves with what these experts and media pundits tell us?

Chinese Inflation Rises To Highest Level In Over Three Years

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- China's inflation rose to a 37-month high in July, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders to cool living costs while keeping economic growth...

How To Add New Jobs? Ask China

washingtonpost.com | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ELGIN, ILL. - Ni Pin believes in the United States. He's lived here for almost 20 years. His three children were born here. And, unlike many Americans...