Jun 28, 2013 The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
Jun 3, 2013 The timber industry is challenging the sustainable forestry certification of the LEED green-building program state by state.
May 27, 2013 Some companies who sell to the U.S. now prefer Mexico to China as a manufacturing base. Rising Chinese labor costs are part of the reason. Mexico's proximity to the U.S. is another.
May 13, 2013 The Bangladesh government makes it easier for garment workers to join trade unions. But will that spark the change factor workers are hoping for?
May 2, 2013 It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
Apr 24, 2013 A building housing several clothing factories collapsed in Bangladesh earlier today. At least 87 people are dead and many others are thought to be trapped in the rubble.
Mar 28, 2013 Made in the USA is coming back into fashion in Silicon Valley. Today, the buzz is that Google is planning to make its long-awaited 'Google Glass' in California.
Mar 15, 2013 U.S. industrial production rose 0.7 percent last month. The growth, the greatest in three months, was led by strong manufacturing output.
Mar 11, 2013 We look at energy and environment myths and misperceptions we're uncovering on the Petro-state beat.
Feb 22, 2013 In some working-class neighborhoods with cheap housing, the banks actually lose money on a foreclosure. So it’s cheaper to do nothing.