Cities that rely heavily on tourism hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses

Jun 5, 2020
April figures show communities that rely on manufacturing are also hurt by job losses, but they may see improvement more quickly.
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What will manufacturing look like as companies start to reopen?

May 27, 2020
Even in sectors where demand is high, the coronavirus has slowed production.
More automation could be a solution to crowded, hands-on production lines.
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Chinese factories are returning, but global supply chain remains uncertain

Apr 28, 2020
Cranking up the global manufacturing machine is not just about China.
Workers in face masks at a car seat factory in Shanghai.
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Supply chains are being pulled to the limit

Apr 17, 2020
Many companies are taking a hard look at their tattered supply chains.
Cranes stand idle at the Port of Los Angeles — the nation's busiest container port — as supply chains shift during COVID-19.
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Britain's textile industry gets an unexpected boost from COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020
After the coronavirus lockdown in China, British clothing retailers turn back to British manufacturers.
Cloth is produced in the Lochcarron Tartan Factory in the Scottish town of Selkirk in 2016.
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Three ways 3M's results reflect the broader economy

Jan 28, 2020
Because it makes everything from Post-its to plane parts, the company's performance says a lot about where this economy is.
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The falling trade deficit can mean a lot of things

Jan 7, 2020
U.S. consumers could be buying more American products. Or just buying less of everything.
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What's greener: a real Christmas tree or a fake one?

Dec 24, 2019
It depends! The Christmas tree a potent symbol not just for the season but for the sustainability of many things we buy.
It's not easy being green.
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Manufacturing closes out the year in a slump

Dec 16, 2019
Job creation in manufacturing slowed from a boom to a trickle in 2019.
There are fewer jobs in auto assembly and parts so far this year. Above, a worker builds cars on the assembly line at a plant in Chicago, Illinois.
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What new import tariffs mean for one American steel company

Dec 5, 2019
"People are scrambling to buy steel," said Lisa Goldenberg, president of Delaware Steel Co.
Brazilian and Argentinian steel on the way to the United States got 25% more expensive after the president's tweet.
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