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Cutting Aid Hurts U.S. More than Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Allan Topol

By losing our influence with Cairo, the United States is on a path to becoming marginalized in this critical part of the world. Leaders in other American allies, including Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are frustrated by Washington's unwillingness to assist itself in the Middle East.

The High Cost of Cheap Imports

Alan Uke | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business
Alan Uke

A consumer movement aimed at buying American goods, or goods from balanced trade partners, could save our economy. But to do this, we need more accurate information about where things actually come from. We need a detailed country-of-origin label.

Lynne Peeples

Are Kids Walking In Lead? Tainted Shoes Seized In Seattle

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

Some 1,700 pairs of children's shoes contaminated with three times the legal limit for lead landed at a Seattle port on Wednesday. The $23,000 worth o...

A Competitive Dollar: The Missing Link in President Obama's Manufacturing Agenda

Dean Baker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

In his State of the Union Address last week, President Obama announced a renewed commitment to manufacturing in the United States. While the commitment to rebuilding the country's manufacturing base is welcome, he unfortunately left the most important item on the list off the agenda. President Obama failed to commit himself to restoring the competitiveness of dollar as part of his agenda for bringing back manufacturing jobs. The value of the dollar really has to be front and central in any effort to restore U.S. competitiveness since it is by far the most important factor determining the relative cost of U.S. goods compared with goods produced elsewhere.

The Fed Works... for Chinese Workers

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

It is the committee of American central bankers who decide who gets money, and who doesn't. And it's been quite a long time since they decided in favor of American workers instead of Wall Street and China.

Chinese Profits

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Feds Dismiss Recall Of Lead-Laced Glasses Over Technicality

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults &...

Is America Made in China?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John W. Whitehead

If China has anyone to thank for its economic ascendancy, it's American corporations like Wal-Mart and American consumers like you and me.

Our Enduring Competitive Edge

Jeremy Haft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeremy Haft

The rash of product recalls reveals that China is not the manufacturing juggernaut we fear -- and that America has an edge we tend to overlook.

Trader Joe's Bans Certain Chinese Imports

USA Today | Julie Schmit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Trader Joe's grocery stores are dropping foods from China to satisfy customers concerned about the quality of that country's products after last year'...