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A U.S. manufacturing boost is causing anxiety abroad
The Biden administration's reshoring efforts, aimed largely at cutting dependence on China, dismays allies who seek U.S. investment.
Demand and prices are falling for manufactured goods
Manufacturing activity contracted in December, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
Rising interest rates are hitting manufacturing
Businesses are scaling back their expectations for 2023 accordingly.
China's lockdowns and other risks have companies looking to diversify supply chains
Apple, among other companies, may be seeking manufacturing options in India and other emerging markets.
Manufacturing employment returns to pre-pandemic level
Demand for manufactured goods has grown during the pandemic, but new orders have been falling in recent months.
Manufacturing delays mean retailers may consider raising prices
While delays and shortages could be just short-term disruptions, tariffs, which also push up prices, are expected to remain.
Manufacturers seeking workers face competition for talent and an image problem
People have outdated ideas about manufacturing jobs and facilities, according to an executive.
Manufacturing: The China Inc. model
Why is it sometimes cheaper for U.S. consumers to buy goods from China than from local vendors?
Manufacturing needs workers. Chicago has plenty. Where’s the disconnect?
A high rate of unemployment persists in some parts of Chicago, despite a worker shortage in manufacturing.
China's struggling shoe components suppliers contemplate their futures
Three shoe component suppliers discuss the U.S.-China trade war and the changes they have seen in the last few decades.