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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 ...

Real Economic Patriotism

Paul A. London | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

The economic story that the Republican Party is peddling to American voters is profoundly unpatriotic and dead wrong.

Obama's Free Trade Sleight of Hand

Tim Robertson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Tim Robertson

Obama is ignoring growing opposition from his Democratic base and voters across the political spectrum to resurrect policies Congress has refused to approve for over four years. And to get his message across, he's using every trick in the book.

Mr. President: You Can't "Rebuild America" Without Creating Green Jobs

D.A. Barber | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
D.A. Barber

if you're going to "rebuild America," shouldn't you use the latest, high-tech sustainable technology?

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Manufacturing, Once A Beacon, Grows Dim

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Last month, after watching his manufacturing shop struggle through 10 years of decline, Frank Shannon finally decided it was time to close the doors. ...

5 Middle Class Jobs That Will Vanish By 2018

InvestingAnswers | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
InvestingAnswers

These middle-class professions may soon face the fate of the milk man, the telegraph operator, the stagecoach driver and the switchboard operator, joining them in obsolete-job heaven.

Dave Jamieson

Hilda Solis Talks Jobs And The Chevy Equinox

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor Secretary Hilda Solis voiced some early support for President Barack Obama's much-anticipated jobs plan on Wednesday, saying that ...

Forget Manufacturing -- The Jobs Aren't Coming Back

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Numerous politicians have stated that the number one concern of the U.S. government should be to focus on jobs, particularly within the manufacturing sector. There are a number of reasons that prove otherwise.

The Obama Jobs Plan: Offshore the Jobs Americans Don't Want?

Tim Robertson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Tim Robertson

US Trade Representative Ron Kirk doesn't believe many middle-class manufacturing jobs will be a part of America's future. Like many free trade proponents, he views the loss of these jobs as inevitable.

The States Can Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Jim Gonzalez

Instead of focusing on building our manufacturing base, the backbone of middle class prosperity, our national leaders focused instead on the financial services sectors.

Eight Things to Tell a Republican

David Coates | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
David Coates

With Congress in recess and our lawmakers now back in their districts, there is presumably a slight chance of meeting one of them in the street.

What's Happening to U. S. Manufacturing?

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

After dominating the globe for over 60 years as the world's largest, most productive, and technologically advanced in the world, America's manufacturing sector is in a decline in nearly all industries.

Time to Turn the American Economic Model Upside Down? Consider Alternatives to Consumption and Growth

Rob Kall | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

Is more buying, more consuming what the U.S. needs to recover from the economic straits we're in? Maybe it's time to turn the economy upside down, to ...

Alex Wagner

Obama Losing Liberal And Black Support Over Jobs Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Amidst new research showing historic disparity in wealth between whites and minorities, President Obama is facing plummeting approval over his jobs ag...

The "Make it in America" Initiative: The 'Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act'

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

There are few issues more vital to our state of Michigan, as well as our nation, than advanced manufacturing and trade. The "Make it in America" agenda is a plan to rebuild the American manufacturing sector.

Alex Wagner

Obama Pushes Innovation to Fix Manufacturing Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Joking that "one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots," President Obama on Friday announced a new public-private s...

Is the Economy Stupid?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Paul LaRosa

We -- meaning Wall Street and the government -- put a huge amount of importance on "housing starts." Instead of homes, shouldn't we be manufacturing something we actually need and/or use?

Manufacturing "Rebound" a Bust -- New Data

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

I don't enjoy saying "I told you so" on this one, but it appears that the much-heralded manufacturing rebound is indeed a bust.

Americans Need To Lower Their Expectations, Ex-GM Executive Says

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Ben Klayman) - The United States has a window of opportunity to dump its reputation as a nation of importers and get back to being a glob...

Lucia Graves

Environmental Coalition Backs Sen. Sherrod Brown's New Green Jobs Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined green jobs leaders Thursday to tout a merger of green development groups and planned advocacy for ...

The American Manufacturing Crisis and Why it Matters

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Our trade deficit is going to be balanced, the hard way or the easy way, eventually. And it will be essentially impossible for the U.S. to balance its trade without healthy manufacturing exports. Unless, of course, we are willing to reduce our standard of living.

How to Make an Urban Manufacturing Boom

Adam Friedman | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Adam Friedman

The truth is that this country has barely begun to do the urgently needed work of rewiring the economy to support manufacturing and the jobs that it brings.

The Manufacturing Rebound Is a Myth

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.22.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Talk of a manufacturing revival is in the air. America has, in fact, gained a quarter-million industrial jobs since the start of 2010. Unfortunately, this is less than 15 percent of the number lost during the recession.

Krugman: U.S. Manufacturing May Be Coming Back

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

But that may be changing. Manufacturing is one of the bright spots of a generally disappointing recovery, and there are signs -- preliminary, but hope...

A Manufacturing Renaissance

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The key to our success in manufacturing is productivity. Between 1987 and 2008, manufacturing productivity grew by 103 percent, almost double the 56 percent increase in the rest of the business sector.