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Bangladesh building collapse raises questions of worker safety

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.
Posted In: Bangladesh, manufacturing

Google Glass to be made in the USA

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.
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, manufacturing, China

U.S. factories kick into a higher gear

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.
Posted In: manufacturing, production

What fracking means for manufacturing and the environment: BS detector

Mar 11, 2013
We look at energy and environment myths and misperceptions we're uncovering on the Petro-state beat.
Posted In: manufacturing, fracking

Chinese firm approved to buy U.S. electric car battery company

Jan 31, 2013
The U.S. government has approved China's largest auto parts maker Wanxiang's plans to buy A123 systems. The result might be a huge loss of jobs in America.
Posted In: China, electric cars, manufacturing

Apple to move some computer production to U.S.

Dec 6, 2012
Apple's CEO reveals the company will shift some manufacturing jobs from China to U.S.
Posted In: apple, tim cook, manufacturing

Has outsourcing become outdated?

Nov 30, 2012
For decades, the story of American manufacturing has been all about outsourcing. Lately though, some new terminology has come into vogue -- 'insourcing.'
Posted In: outsourcing, manufacturing, insourcing

Arizona manufacturer sees Mexico as key to growth

Oct 29, 2012
It's been 20 years since NAFTA was signed. These days, the mantra is that more manufacturing plants in Mexico should be good for the U.S.
Posted In: Mexico, NAFTA, arizona, Small Business, manufacturing

Finally, some good news on manufacturing - from China

Oct 24, 2012
Manufacturing activity in October rises to a three month high and China eclipses the U.S. in foreign direct investment.
Posted In: China, U.S., manufacturing

Retailers report another strong sales month

Oct 15, 2012
U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer spending, retail sales, manufacturing

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