Erie County, Pennsylvania, has long been a manufacturing center, but jobs have been declining since the 1970s. In collaboration with the NewsHour and Marketplace, Frontline offers a look at the hopes and hardships in regions that voted for President Trump.
By Tom Krishner, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump claimed Thursday that he convinced the chairman of Ford Motor Co. not to move an assembly plant from Kentucky to Mexico. But Ford never intended to move the plant, just production of one of the vehicles it…
By Nsikan Akpan, Leigh Anne Tiffany
Science, technology and health policy under Donald Trump will feature cuts, but also inescapable progress.
What is President-elect Donald Trump's plan for the economy? Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with economic historian Adam Tooze to discuss.
"The right question is not whether trade is good or bad for the United States," writes Edward Alden in his book "Failure to Adjust," but "whether the United States has used the new opportunities created by international trade to boost…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Like other states, South Carolina has seen its traditional industries decimated by automation and globalization, as low-skilled factory jobs disappeared or migrated to low-cost labor countries. Now, the state is building a robust, high-skilled factory base, returning manufacturing jobs to…
Trade economist Gordon Hanson says American blue-collar jobs have gone away as a result of China's rise, but not because of unfair trade practices.
Voormi transforms locally sourced Rocky Mountain sheep wool into high-end outdoor clothing. But the Colorado startup is also hoping to help transform rural communities into small manufacturing hubs, where economic development is needed the most. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
By Connie Kargbo, Christopher Booker, Corinne Segal
In the heart of Amish country, hat makers are maintaining a century-old business.
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