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Features by Dan Bobkoff

U.S. auto companies make big comeback

The major Detroit automakers, GM, Ford and Chrysler, are all operating their factories at 100 percent capacity, according to a new report by the Detroit News.
Posted In: Auto, Detroit

How consumers view the economy

The consumer confidence and consumer sentiment indices come out this week. Analysts will be looking to see what they tell us about the U.S. economic recovery.
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer sentiment

The 'Moneyball' of baseball ticket pricing

Pro sports teams now use dynamic pricing to keep pace with ticket brokers like StubHub.
Posted In: business of sports, baseball, New York Mets, stubhub

Manufacturing jobs rebound in Midwest

America added 3.1 percent more jobs in manufacturing over the last two years, with the Midwest leading the way.
Posted In: manufacturing

Are brick-and-mortar bank branches still necessary?

With more people banking online, banks are closing branches. But some community leaders say banks that provide face-to-face interactions are still important.
Posted In: Banks, branches

U.S. factories adapt to stay competitive

To combat cheaper labor costs overseas, some companies have switched from mass production to "mass customization."
Posted In: manufacturing, technology

Manufacturing group looks to spur innovation

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership has its first regional meeting today. President Obama assembled the group to strengthen and expand the nation's battered manufacturing sector.

EPA coal requirements cause other problems

The Environmental Protection Agency got tough on coal power plants last month, but the way power companies are meeting that rule has its own problems.

Cigarette tax helps fund the arts in Cleveland

Every cigarette bought in Cuyahoga County gives a penny and a half to local arts and cultural organizations
Posted In: Taxes

How locals saved a furniture company in Ohio

Three years ago, Norwalk Furniture was about to close for good. That didn't sit well with a dozen Ohio families, who now run the company
Posted In: Economy

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