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As China stumbles, Europe starts to get back up

Jul 24, 2013
China’s factories are continuing to struggle, but Europe's economic activity is showing signs of life -- at least for the last month.
Posted In: China, Eurozone, manufacturing

Obama's middle class: How have things changed?

Jul 22, 2013
President Obama returns to Knox College in Illinois to revive his push for economic growth.
Posted In: middle class, President Obama, manufacturing, Jobs

Will U.S. clothing firms change on Bangladesh?

Jul 10, 2013
Lots of European retailers have signed onto a new pact to institute stricter rules after the factory tragedy this year. Which U.S. companies will follow suit?
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing, globalization, manufacturing

Honda: An American success story?

Jul 5, 2013
Honda sales are up and the company sales it expects to become a net exporter of vehicles from the U.S. by late next year.
Posted In: Honda, Auto, Japan, manufacturing

Halfway through 2013, how's the economy doing?

Jul 1, 2013
With 2013 halfway done, how is the economy doing? Julia Coronado, chief North American economist BNP Paribas, shares her take.
Posted In: Unemployment, manufacturing, jobs report

U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

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.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, workplace safety, manufacturing

Some firms targeting U.S. choose Mexico over China

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.
Posted In: Mexico, Tijuana, manufacturing, drones

In Bangladesh, workers react and protest

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?
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing, manufacturing

The sequester cuts and a steelworker's job prospects

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.
Posted In: Ohio, manufacturing, steelworker, unemployed, sequester

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

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