Allentown region moving on from the days when the steel industry collapsed

May 5, 2022
The Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania has a booming manufacturing sector and is fast becoming a major logistics hub.
Rusted blast furnaces at the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are seen. They now serve as a backdrop for music concerts.
Jessica Lee

Friendly breakup: After 129 years, GE plans future as 3 smaller companies

Nov 9, 2021
Separate operations focused on aviation, health care and energy will be more agile — and independent of one another's weaknesses.
General Electric said it will end its days as a conglomerate, separating into companies focused on aviation, health care and energy.
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The radical act of staying in Youngstown

Apr 6, 2021
Director Karla Murthy explains why she chose to follow residents of Youngstown, Ohio, and their work to revive the city.
Those who have chosen to stay and work to revive Youngstown are chronicled in the new "America ReFramed" documentary "The Place That Makes Us," directed by Karla Murthy.
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Chinese industrial workers return to the job.
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After a challenging year, the catfish business bounces back

Apr 19, 2019
From suboptimal weather, to cooking for Congress ... a lot can impact a catfish farmer.
North Caroline catfish is shown March 14, 2002 during the 20th annual International Boston Seafood Show in Boston, MA. 
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Tariffs? China's nut and bolt industry has survived them

Oct 30, 2018
When the EU cracked down, Chinese companies turned to U.S. market. Now, they may do the reverse.
A display case at a nut and bolt industry fair in Shanghai in October 2018.
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Tariffs? China's nut and bolt industry has survived them

Oct 30, 2018
When the EU cracked down, Chinese companies turned to U.S. market. Now, they may do the reverse.
A display case at a nut and bolt industry fair in Shanghai in October 2018.
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General Electric: What's an industrial conglomerate to do?

Oct 1, 2018
General Electric told investors Monday it has ousted CEO John Flannery after only about a year in the job. The company said it’s also going to miss profit forecasts this year. These are tough times at one of America’s most iconic businesses, which raises the question: What is the role of an industrial conglomerate like […]
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Businesses in China are optimistic despite rising tariffs

Sep 20, 2018
With more taxes about to hit Chinese exports, companies at a Shanghai industrial fair assess their plans.
At the China International Industry Fair, intelligent robot makers are upbeat about business prospects despite the U.S.-China tariff escalation.
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"Incredibles 2" opens to strong advance ticket sales

Jun 15, 2018
The sequel to the animated superhero film “The Incredibles” opens in movie theaters across the country today. The original film came out in 2004, grossing $633 million worldwide. So with those kind of numbers, why did it take 14 years to make a sequel? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.