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Lila Shapiro

Insourcing Jobs More Fluke Than Trend?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama stressed the importance of "insourcing" jobs once lost to foreign countries back to the United States during a trip to Wisconsi...

"Do Manufacturers Need Special Treatment?" -- They Both Need It and Deserve It

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The erosion of our manufacturing base continues even as economists like Christina Romer urge us to do nothing. But doing nothing is not an option now. In fact, we haven't a moment to lose.

Bringing Solar Manufacturing Back

Usha Haley | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Usha Haley

The U.S. created the solar industry, yet today, China accounts for three-fifths of the world's solar-panel production and exports 95 percent of its production. Against this backdrop, an epic battle is occurring.

Can Manufacturing Jobs Come Back? What We Should Learn From Apple and Foxconn

David Paul | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
David Paul

If Americans care about where their products are made, companies will care. Therefore, even as the president promoted tax credits for insourcing -- the new word for bringing those jobs back -- perhaps another step would be to build on the power of choice.

How to Save the Manufacturing Sector

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The manufacturing sector is transforming rapidly. Today's manufacturers must transform along with the rest of the world by adopting six advanced next generation manufacturing principles

Why Most U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Gone Forever: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | MERRILL GOOZNER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

The day after the State of the Union Address, President Obama visited a Phoenix suburb to tour Intel’s still-under-construction computer chip manufa...

Why We Don't Need a New Program to Train America's Manufacturing Workers

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

Training and retraining workers who are unemployed or underemployed are critical for the health and growth of the manufacturing industry, which will create good-paying jobs.

Fictional Davos Discussion Between Tim Geithner and China's He Yafei

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The following conversation did not take place... but wouldn't it have been interesting if it did? Geithner: Glad I found you. We really need to talk...

Smart Manufacturing Key to American Innovation

Eric D. Isaacs | Posted 03.31.2012 | Technology
Eric D. Isaacs

Something is very wrong when good jobs go overseas because American corporations can't find enough qualified Americans to fill them here.

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.

Jason Linkins

Thomas Friedman Declares An End To Math, Urges Working Class To Get Awesome!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Media

As Friedman bops from one global aerie to the next, absorbing the latest sweet whispers from the mesmeric elites he encounters, there's never a reason to end the pep rally. Everything just looks amazing once you're ahead of the curve.

Strengthening the State of our Union

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

We need to build ladders of opportunity and tear down barriers for Americans who are willing to work hard, be responsible, and play by the rules so everyone can achieve success and fulfill the American dream.

Obama's Speech Hits Home In Town Reeling From Broken Promises

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

MOBERLY, Mo. — After 19 years running state unemployment offices across northern Missouri, Steve Moore can rattle off the names of shuttered fac...

Made in the USA: It's More Complex Than You Think

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

If America's leaders want to see us regain our manufacturing dominance, the answer is not as easy as "right-to-work" laws, a changing tax code, or currency manipulation.

OUT: Outsourcing. IN: Insourcing.

Scott Paul | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Scott Paul

Insourcing. That's at the top of my trending list for 2012. But, how do we make reshoring -- bringing jobs back from overseas -- real?

A World Without China

Ann Lee | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Ann Lee

Whether it is nurturing more innovation, retraining unemployed workers, or reining in our addiction to debt, the only thing standing in the way of the U.S. from solving its problems is U.S. leadership.

Another Shocking Fact About the Walmart Heirs

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

The six Waltons, heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton, not only have a net worth equal to the combined wealth of the bottom 30 percent of Americans, but they also own and control nearly half of Walmart, the world's largest corporation. That's an astounding fact.

Why the Republican Candidates Are "Econitwits" When It Comes to Our Economic Malaise

Jane White | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Jane White

The most important deficiency among Democrats and Republicans alike is the lack of awareness of the "inconvenient economic truth" that the time-honored remedies to our woes -- whether they are tax cuts or government stimulus packages -- are irrelevant in this global economy.

Global Freedoms and American Jobs

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

If we are to build upon the Arab Spring, the liberation of the Libyan people, and the flowering of individual rights around the world, our work starts at home, by defending American manufacturers and the American jobs they create.

The Apple Business Model Is Good for U. S. Manufacturing

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Thomas J. Duesterberg

Recent research on the value accruing to different elements of the Apple supply chain show that the U.S. inventors of i-Products capture most of the economic value, including wages, embedded in their products.

We're All Rust Belters Now

Bob Hagan | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Hagan

Whether the American Jobs Act ultimately passes or is killed in Congress by the GOP, simply having the debate about the role government should play in the economy is critically important on the eve of the 2012 elections.

A Generation of CEOs Who Don't Know How to Raise Wages

Dean Baker | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Since it would be rude to imply that CEOs are not being honest when they complain about the lack of skilled workers, we should assume that they don't know how to raise wages.

It's (Still) All About (Manufacturing) Jobs

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's hard to believe that nearly four years into the worst Recession since the Second World War, while mired in a jobless recovery of unprecedented length and magnitude, we continue to hear that manufacturing jobs don't matter.

U.S. Manufacturing Has a Key Role in the U. S. Economy of the Future

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Thomas J. Duesterberg

There is a more positive economic and political case to be made that, instead of accepting a slow decline, we put our shoulder to the wheel and build on the apparently hidden but obvious strengths of U.S. manufacturing.

U.S. Manufacturers Say There Are Too Few Skilled Workers To Fill Job Openings

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

U.S. manufacturers are failing to fill thousands of vacant jobs, surprising when 14 million people are searching for work. Technology giant Sie...