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What If We Did Trade Right?

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Reposted from the Huffington Post ***** What If We Did Trade Right? Stan Socscher  |  November 29, 2012  |  Huffington Post Everyone I know is in favor of trade done right. Recently, I heard a congressman explain how investors interpret that. From that perspective, trade is done right when the…

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Highway Grants: Roads to Prosperity?

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Reposted from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter ********* Highway Grants: Roads to Prosperity? Sylvain Leduc and Daniel Wilson | November 26, 2012 | FRBSF Economic Letter Federal highway grants to states appear to boost economic activity in the short and medium term. The short-term effects appear…

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Skills Don’t Pay the Bills

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Reposted from The New York Times ******* Skills Don’t Pay the Bills Adam Davidson | November 20, 2012 | NY Times Earlier this month, hoping to understand the future of the moribund manufacturing job market, I visited the engineering technology program at Queensborough Community College in New York City. I…

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Op-Ed: The Hole in Our Economy

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The following is an op-ed submission to a local paper by CPA’s Co-Chair for Manufacturing, Brian O’Shaughnessy. The Hole in Our Economy Most of us hear reports about economic growth but few understand how it is determined.  We all know there seems to be something seriously wrong about our economy. …

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More reasons why China’s currency should remain a live issue

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Reposte from the Economic Policy Institute blog ***** More reasons why China’s currency should remain a live issue Robert Scott  |  October 24, 2012  |  Economic Policy Institute Paul Krugman and others have recently claimed that Chinese currency manipulation is “an issue whose time has passed.” There are two fundamental problems…

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Making Sense On China, Trade and Jobs

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Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog ***** Making Sense On China, Trade and Jobs October 24, 2012  |  Campaign for America’s Future The Challenge American companies continue to ship good jobs to China. They seek to profit from underpaid, overworked labor with few rights. They profit from Chinese…

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How do Obama and Romney Stand on Issues Affecting Manufacturing?

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Reposted from Savingusmanufacturing.com ***** How do Obama and Romney Stand on Issues Affecting Manufacturing? Both President Obama and Governor Romney have put the manufacturing industry as the cornerstone of their plans to strengthen the U.S. economy and revitalize business activity. How would their differing plans affect manufacturers, and which would…

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Michael Stumo Quoted in Reuters/Fox Business on Russia Trade

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Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA, was quoted an article by Nick Zieminski that appeared in Reuters/Fox Business News entitled, “Analysis: U.S. manufacturers turn to Russia, with Love” Mr. Stumo was quoted as follows: “We’ve had a worsening trade deficit despite (being) promised otherwise with a series of multilateral or bilateral…

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News Report from Michael Stumo’s talk to Aluminum Industry

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Reposted from Metal Miner ***** Global Trade Issues Dear to Aluminum, Steel Companies Over Candidates’ Heads Taras Berezowsky  |  October 18, 2012  |  Metal Miner With the presidential election fast-approaching, at least one person in the final general session of the Aluminum Association’s annual meeting in Chicago is sorely displeased by how little…

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Manufacturing top sector for job growth

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Reposted from the Dayton Daily News ******* Manufacturing top sector for job growth Steve Bennish and Thomas Gnau | October 17, 2012 | Dayton Daily News Jobs in the manufacturing sector locally have grown 4 percent during the past 12 months, new figures compiled by the Dayton Development Coalition show….

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