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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...

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.

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?