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Casinos Fail Old Industrial Towns

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Peter Van Buren

Only a generation ago, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania had a steel mill employing tens of thousands of people at good wages. The typical casino worker today in Bethlehem makes $10-12 an hour. Many are part-time.

Movie Review: "Braddock America"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

If I'd made a documentary film about the scars left on America through industrialization, instead of writing Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent about it, what I would have likely ended up with is "Braddock, America."

Spidey's Tighty Whities

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

In a real life struggle between Spiderman and Superman, just who would win?

This Guy Should Be On Fire

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

Baby, you're a firework -- literally. Or, at least inventor Colin Furze is. In this video, Furze dons a self-made steel suit and steps safely insid...

Making a New Friend in Ho Chi Minh City

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

It wasn't hard to find another small businessman to interview in Vietnam. Trugyn is one of the top tour guides in the country. He was born at such an important time in Vietnam's history -- it was 1960, in a small village at the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975.

Sharpen Your Knife Honing Skills

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 12.24.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Honing your knife is easier than you think.

PHOTOS: A Brooklyn Street Art Tradition

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Before we lose the warmth of the sun we wanted to reflect on one of the largest graffiti shows curated under one theme that was mounted this summer ri...

How Chinese Subsidies Changed the World

Usha Haley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Usha Haley

Because of massive Chinese subsidies to several industries, no free trade exists and markets have failed. To survive, U.S. and European companies must seek government support to open Chinese markets and to protect themselves from subsidized products domestically.

British Sculptor Investigates Material at Lisson Gallery, London

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

Ricahrd Deacon gives new meaning to the phrase, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

Review: Trust Me by George Kennedy

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
Carole Mallory

They struggled, sleeping in doorways or cars until a woman named Dolly gave them shelter, but Dolly's generosity had a price tag. Torture was commonplace in her household, and she beat George and his mother.

Arts Lust: Unforgetting Telemann With the NYC Opera

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Allan M. Jalon

Orpheus, considered by some Telemann's masterpiece, opens its run of four performances Saturday at the Teatro del Museo del Barrio by the New York City Opera.

The Rebirth of American Manufacturing

Yul Kwon | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Yul Kwon

Like a lot of people, I had come to accept the conventional wisdom that America doesn't make anything anymore. What I discovered is that the prevailing narrative of decline and decay is overly simplistic and, in some ways, flat-out wrong.

The U.S. Has Lost These Industries To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Americans are used to the U.S. being the leader, or a top-ranked nation, in many areas. But in a number of industries and business...

Fast-Growing Manufacturing Sector Cools Off

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing activity cooled off a bit last month after expanding in February at the fastest pace in nearly seven years. The Inst...

Peter S. Goodman

In American Steel Country, An Obsession With Chinese Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HUGER, South Carolina--Inside the dimly lit, cavernous rectangle that houses the Nucor steel mill, the workers are eager to expand their output. A mou...

Could Halayeb's Manganese Wealth Trigger A Sudan-Egypt Conflict?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.

Iron Ore Falls Into the Crude Oil Trading Pit

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Steel makes up 95 percent of the world's metal fabrication and iron ore, of course, is the core component of steel making. Its effect on pricing and employment portends to be dramatic.

The Gift America Needs Most: Manufacturing

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The gift this country needs most this holiday season is an economy built on a solid foundation, one that will provide middle class, family-supporting jobs now and into the future.

How Beijing Cleans Its Air (and Fakes It Too)

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Did a New York Times article about improvements to air quality in Beijing bear echoes of the Chinese state-run media?

Steel: Important To Us But Not Important To Us

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Steel is the core component of the bridges, buildings, appliances, cars, etc. that we build. But now much of that steel comes from other countries.

New Report: Pittsburgh --The Rest of the Story

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Pittsburgh, known as "Steel City," was a center of the Rust Belt -- so-called because so much of our manufacturing, once America's economic powerhouse, has been outsourced.

Seize the Net: Save the Net

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

Earlier this week, two Senators introduced a bill that gives the President the power to seize and shut down the Internet or any other "critical infrastructure " in the "interest of national security."

Pittsburgh Finds New Life After Steel

New York Times | David Streitfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PITTSBURGH -- This is what life in one American city looks like after an industrial collapse: Unemployment is 5.5 percent, far below the national ave...

Wisconsin Diary: My Grandparents Think McCain's Too Old

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a northern Midwestern town, at my cousin's graduation, I got a glimpse of something remarkable, something that may signal yet more troublesome news to the already troubled regiment of McCain campaign strategists.

Steel Prices Nearly Doubled In Past Year

Financial Times | Chris Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steel prices have almost doubled in the past year as steelmakers have passed big increases in the costs of iron ore and coking coal on to consumers. ...