Oct 15, 2012 U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Oct 9, 2012 Hundreds of thousands of well-paid jobs in manufacturing are left empty because many people lack the skills to fill positions as machinists or welders.
Oct 3, 2012 The world's No. 2 computer maker Lenovo will hire 115 people to build computer servers, laptops and tablets in Whitsett, N.C., near its North American headquarters.
Oct 1, 2012 September manufacturing wilted in Europe -- and a new unemployment report by the EU shows lots of young people were out of work in August. But European stock markets had a strong day. What gives?
Kate Archer Kent
Sep 28, 2012 Dozens of shuttered GM plants across the country are for sale, and a recent uptick in manufacturing means there are many interested buyers.
Sep 27, 2012 The Obama Administration hopes to put $1 billion towards the future of manufacturing, with an emphasis on areas like 3D printing -- which is gaining more traction in the medical industry.
Sep 11, 2012 North Carolina community colleges work with local companies on which job skills to teach students.
Sep 7, 2012 Youth Radio checks out a pilot program that tries to connect young people with manufacturers who are struggling to fill open jobs.
Sep 4, 2012 Manufacturing activity fell last month in China for the first time in almost a year. This follows a string of other bad news when it comes to the Chinese economy.
Aug 31, 2012 Undecided voters in Florida and North Carolina share what their greatest concerns are in the upcoming election.