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Oct 11, 2019

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What kind of manufacturing jobs are in America's future?

by Amy Scott Jan 31, 2019
Foxconn says building TV screens in Wisconsin doesn't make sense. But R&D and advanced manufacturing do.

GM Canada's company town has learned from past layoffs

by Emma Jacobs Dec 6, 2018
As the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, plant has shed jobs, the local economy has been forced to diversify.
Image of the General Motors plant and headquarters in the 1940s.
Courtesy of the Archival Collection at the Oshawa Museum

What worries China's manufacturers more than tariffs? Labor shortages

by Jennifer Pak Dec 4, 2018
The country's workforce has shrunk 3 percent from 2012 to 2017; now its economy is slowing.
Huade High Voltage Electric needs a dozen more workers to keep up with demand.
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To live in space, we have to build things in space

by Molly Wood Dec 3, 2018
Some companies are trying to move manufacturing to space.
NASA/Newsmakers/Getty Images

The Vermont quarry that provides most of Arlington National Cemetery's headstones

by Susan Kaplan Nov 27, 2018
For some in the quarry that provides the headstones, the work is personal.
Arlington National Cemetery
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As corporate earnings season rolls on, winners and losers emerge

by Mitchell Hartman and Marielle Segarra Oct 23, 2018
Tariffs are costing some companies plenty. Others are immune, at least for now, and benefiting from tax cuts.
“We have the highest prices in the world right now for aluminum and steel,” said Kristin Dziczek, a vice president at the Center for Automotive Research. Above, Ford Mustangs are assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in 2004.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

As corporate earnings season rolls on, winners and losers emerge

by Mitchell Hartman and Marielle Segarra Oct 23, 2018
Tariffs are costing some companies plenty. Others are immune, at least for now, and benefiting from tax cuts.
“We have the highest prices in the world right now for aluminum and steel,” said Kristin Dziczek, a vice president at the Center for Automotive Research. Above, Ford Mustangs are assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in 2004.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

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Toy manufacturers adjust to a post-Toys R Us world

by Emma Jacobs Oct 23, 2018
The retail giant's bankruptcy has Hasbro and other toymakers scrambling to prepare for the holidays.
Shoppers crowd Toys R Us in Times Square on Nov. 23, Black Friday, in 2007 in New York City.
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Toy manufacturers adjust to a post-Toys R Us world

by Emma Jacobs Oct 23, 2018
The retail giant's bankruptcy has Hasbro and other toymakers scrambling to prepare for the holidays.
Shoppers crowd Toys R Us in Times Square on Nov. 23, Black Friday, in 2007 in New York City.
Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

What does the future hold for the country's last gumball maker?

by Chris Caya Oct 9, 2018
Coin-operated gumball machines aren’t as common as they used to be. With sales slowly dwindling over the years and high domestic sugar prices, America’s sole remaining gumball maker has been branching out to stay afloat.   Click the audio player above…
Mmm. Gumballs. 
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