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Manufacturing -- grassroots style

May 2, 2014
An emerging grassroots style of making things that's about craftsmanship, tinkering and innovation.
Posted In: manufacturing

Preparing middle-class workers for middle-skill jobs

Apr 25, 2014
Middle-skill jobs can support middle-class lives, but our education system isn’t getting people ready for them.
Posted In: manufacturing, middle class, middle skills

PODCAST: Microsoft has a new CEO

Feb 4, 2014
Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new chief executive. We look back at Steve Ballmer's tenure as his successor takes over. And where have manufacturing jobs gone?
Posted In: Microsoft, manufacturing

Where have manufacturing jobs gone?

Feb 4, 2014
Manufacturing jobs have been inching up, but not to pre-recession levels. The economy has lost about two million factory jobs since the start of the recession.
Posted In: manufacturing

Is fracking creating a 'manufacturing renaissance' in the U.S.?

Oct 24, 2013
With the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, manufacturing

Manufacturing work in the shutdown: 'Like being held hostage'

Oct 7, 2013
A look at how the manufacturing industry is being affected by the gridlock in Washington.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, manufacturing

Europe's recovery outpaces expectations, but France lags behind

Aug 22, 2013
Things may be better in Europe than we thought.
Posted In: Europe, Europe debt crisis, manufacturing

In Bangladesh, garment workers still fear for their safety

Aug 15, 2013
Milllions of textile workers still work in unsafe conditions four months after the Rana Plaza factory near Dhaka collapsed, causing 1,100 workers to lose their lives. There is much pressure for change, however.
Posted In: Bangladesh, manufacturing

Solar panel maker survives by creating its own market

Aug 6, 2013
First Solar, Inc., has branched out into planning and building large-scale solar power. That strategy has helped the American company rise above plummeting prices for solar panels.
Posted In: solar, manufacturing

Is manufacturing growth creating 'decent wage' jobs?

Aug 1, 2013
Manufacturing activity grew last month to its highest level in two years. But is it producing jobs you can raise a family on?
Posted In: manufacturing