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To Help Worker Safety, Bring Back Managed Trade

Reposted from Bloomberg News ***** To Help Worker Safety, Bring Back Managed Trade Alan Tonelson  |  May 16yh, 2013  |  Bloomberg News If all it took were official cajoling, public shaming, technical assistance or corporate promises, factory jobs in Bangladesh and other developing countries wouldn’t be so deadly. Their failure to make…

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Why U.S. Manufacturing Can’t Get Off the Mat

Reposted from Bloomberg Business Week ***** Why U.S. Manufacturing Can’t Get Off the Mat Mathew Philips  |  May 16, 2013  | Bloomberg Business Week In December, I wrote a piece pointing out that despite all the hype surrounding America’s supposed Manufacturing Renaissance, the data painted a starker picture. Hardly a renaissance, U.S. manufacturing seemed…

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Japan’s Economy Growing at 3.5% Annualized Rate

Reposted from The New York Times ******* Japan’s Economy Growing at 3.5% Annualized Rate Hiroko Tabuchi | May 15, 2013 | NY Times TOKYO — Japan’s economy grew at a robust annualized pace of 3.5 percent in the first quarter, preliminary data showed, the first sign that the bold monetary…

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Upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like Corporate Takeover

Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog ***** Upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like Corporate Takeover Dave Johnson  |  May 14th, 2013  |  Campaign for America’s Future You will be hearing a lot about the upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. TPP’s negotiations are being held in secret with details kept secret even…

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Obama’s Economic Vision: The U.S. as a Third World Nation

Reposted from The Huffington Post ******* Obama’s Economic Vision: The U.S. as a Third World Nation Curtis Ellis | May 14, 2013 | Huffington Post The Obama Administration’s economic vision for America is coming into focus and it’s not pretty — the United States as a third-world nation. Third world…

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Why our Economy Struggles to Create Jobs

There have been many opinions expounded via TV news shows, radio talk shows, newspapers, and magazines over the last four years as to why our economy has struggled to create jobs after the recession of 2007-2009 more than any other recession since WWII. The economic collapse of the real estate…

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Disgusting

Reposted from the National Retail Federation ******** Study Finds Imports Lower Consumer Prices While Creating U.S. Jobs For Immediate Release Contact: J. Craig Shearman (202) 626-8134 shearmanc@nrf.com Download study Study Finds Imports Lower Consumer Prices While Creating U.S. Jobs WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 – A new study commissioned by the…

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U.S. Trade Deficit with China Declines in March: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement.

Reposted from the Alliance for American Manufacturing blog ***** U.S. Trade Deficit with China Declines in March: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement. The latest monthly U.S. trade figures were released this morning by the U.S. Department of Commerce: In March, the overall U.S. international goods and services deficit fell to $38.8 billion,…

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Why Unemployment Remains a Nagging Problem

Reposted from the blog of Peter Morici ***** Peter Morici  |  May 1, 2013 Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 153,000 jobs in April-up from 88,000 in March-and unemployment is expected steady at 7.6 percent. This gain may prove short lived, and this pace is…

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Morici: 4.26.13: First Quarter GDP up 2.5 Percent on One-Time Factors, Second Quarter Growth Anemic

The Commerce Department reported GDP grew at a 2.5 percent pace in the first quarter but don’t break out the champagne. Several one-time factors contributed to this seemingly robust performance. The economy is already slowing and new crises threaten. Most of first quarter growth likely was concentrated in January and…

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