Rust Belt

Do people still try to 'Buy American?'

Jan 2, 2014
Fiat is set to acquire full-control of Chrysler in a $4.35 billion deal.
Posted In: Fiat, Chrysler, Rust Belt

Detroit bankruptcy: A long time coming?

Jul 18, 2013
Detroit has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the largest city in U.S. history to do so.
Posted In: Detroit, Kevin Orr, Michigan, Rust Belt, midwest

What's a boon for manufacturing? One word: Plastics

Aug 3, 2012
Rust Belt manufacturing isn't just about steel -- an uptick in business is boosting plastics, aluminum, and other products as well.
Posted In: manufacturing, midwest, Rust Belt

Unemployment rate falls in metro areas

Dec 7, 2011
The unemployment rate in a number of cities fell in November, most notably in the Rust Belt.
Posted In: Unemployment, Rust Belt, midwest, cities