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Apple's China supply chain exposed

Jan 26, 2012
The New York Times' Charles Duhigg discusses the harsh working conditions at Apple's manufacturers in China, and what can be done to enact change.
Posted In: apple, China, manufacturing

Memo from the president: Step up manufacturing

Jan 25, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama drove home the point that manufacturing is going to get us out of the economic hole the banks dug for us.
Posted In: Barack Obama, manufacturing, General Motors

Can we bring manufacturing back from overseas?

Jan 25, 2012
In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama said he hopes to bring manufacturing jobs back to the country from overseas. But with countries like Apple firmly planted in factories abroad, will that ever happen?
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

Long-term manufacturing decline hard to reverse

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama announced that he hoped to start bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores. But we might never again reach the peak of the 1940's.
Posted In: manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

Cowboy boots, made in Mexico (by the Chinese)

Jan 17, 2012
Chinese companies buying up factories in Mexico: one example of how skilled manufacturing is changing.
Posted In: China, Mexico, manufacturing

Greater skills expected for manufacturing jobs

Jan 3, 2012
The manufacturing industry is hiring again, but companies are looking for workers with skills in mechanical and electrical engineering.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs

Manufacturing one bright spot for 2012 economy

Jan 3, 2012
Manufacturing, both in the U.S. and abroad, could be the strongest growth sector for the economy in 2012.
Posted In: manufacturing

U.S. manufacturing expands

Jan 3, 2012
According to the Institute for Supply Management, in December a key indicator of manufacturing health was at a six-month high.
Posted In: manufacturing, consumer confidence

Double-digit unemployment? These firms can't find workers

Dec 24, 2011
In Los Angeles, clothing makers are trying to ride a growth wave, if only they could find people to hire
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, manufacturing, fashion

OK job growth is still OK!

Dec 22, 2011
Weekly jobless claims in the U.S. dropped to 364,000 last week. That's 4,000 fewer than the week before and the smallest number since early 2008.
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing

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