Name: Paul Menzel Question: I understand that it is more profitable for hi-tech companies to have their devices manufactured overseas (primarily Asia) than to manufacture them domestically. Could these companies manufacture their products in the U.S. and still make a…
With unemployment holding steady above 9 percent, the jobs market looks bleak. But there is one industry that has added jobs: manufacturing. Ash-har Quraishi of Chicago News Cooperative reports on one public school that's retooling to help its graduates take…
A drop in tourism and manufacturing has left the Mexican state Baja, California, with a struggling economy. Jose Luis Sierra of New America Media reports on how the drug war and recession have played a role.
As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of the economy, Paul Solman revisits a Missouri manufacturer that has proven small enough to succeed in the era of "too big to fail."…
In other news Monday, a suicide bombing in Baghdad killed at least 54 Iraqis, and the Justice Department moved forward on an investigation involving the Blackwater security firm.
Michigan is home to few bright economic spots these days -- with the exception of the college town of Ann Arbor. Ray Suarez reports.
In part one of the Patchwork Nation series examining communities across the U.S., Ray Suarez looks at Philadelphia's shift from a city of skilled blue-collar workers to one where just 1 in 20 workers makes things for a living.
Editor’s Note: Robert Frank, author of The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide: Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times, recently guest-blogged for several weeks here at the Business Desk with answers to some of life’s economic ironies: why brides…
By PBS NewsHour
Review some of the key developments and coverage of the auto industry's troubles over the past year in this timeline.
By Rob Holliday, UNC-TV
This is a tough week for the people of Edgecombe County, about 80 minutes east of Raleigh. Friday, June 26th, is the last day of operations for the Barcalounger factory in Rocky Mount.
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