Aug 3, 2012 Rust Belt manufacturing isn't just about steel -- an uptick in business is boosting plastics, aluminum, and other products as well.
Jul 25, 2012 Caterpillar reports earnings today, and few expect the company to show much strength. The heavy equipment maker has been doing well, but that looks to change.
Jul 2, 2012 There's news this morning that folks who do the ordering at factories are increasingly wary. The Markit U.S. Purchasing Managers Index was a disappointment, its worst showing since late 2010.
Jul 2, 2012 Exports have been one of the few bright spots in the U.S. recovery, but they're slowing down.
Jul 2, 2012 In Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto of Institutional Revolutionary Party has taken the presidency. He inherits an economy that's on the upswing, and Americans may soon be buying a lot more "Made in Mexico" goods.
Jun 21, 2012 A report says more than half of American companies are having trouble finding enough skilled workers to hire. Why don’t employers train workers instead?
Jun 4, 2012 Figures coming out of China are showing a slowdown in manufacturing signalling that Western consumers are buying less.
Jun 1, 2012 Photographer Amanda Dahlgren discusses her pictures of the real estate crash in master-planned communities in San Diego.
May 25, 2012 Figures out today show Chinese manufacturing fell for the seventh month in a row. Countries like Australia and South Africa could suffer more than the U.S.