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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.
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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

Inside Kodak, U.S.A.

Dec 20, 2011
As Kodak struggles to avoid bankruptcy, Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio visits Rochester, N.Y., to remember the middle class communities the company helped create.
Posted In: manufacturing, kodak, photography

How China is feeling the euro debt crisis

Dec 9, 2011
The crisis in Europe has hurt worldwide demand for goods, and workers in China are protesting against the lost wages that come with decreased output
Posted In: China, Europe debt crisis, protests, manufacturing

A rosier picture for U.S. manufacturing

Dec 1, 2011
The most recent monthly report measuring factory ordering shows better-than-expected numbers for the manufacturing sector.
Posted In: manufacturing

More factories turn to automation for the night shift

Dec 1, 2011
"Lights-out machining" leads to layoffs for some workers but saves jobs for others.
Posted In: manufacturing, night shift

U.S. factories adapt to stay competitive

Nov 30, 2011
To combat cheaper labor costs overseas, some companies have switched from mass production to "mass customization."
Posted In: manufacturing, technology

The future of U.S. manufacturing

Nov 16, 2011
A new report says manufacturing will have three million new openings in the next decade. But it isn't the same kind of industry it was decades ago.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs

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