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Obama’s Appeasement of China, Japan Wrecking Economic Recovery

Reposted from the blog of Peter Morici ***** Obama’s Appeasement of China, Japan Wrecking Economic Recovery Peter Morici  |  June 3, 2013 Tuesday, the Commerce Department is expected to report the April deficit on international trade in goods and services was $41.2 billion, up from $24.9 billion when the economic…

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Report Says U.S. Military Dangerously Dependent on Foreign Suppliers

A report from the Alliance for American Manufacturing ***** Report Says U.S. Military Dangerously Dependent on Foreign Suppliers Alliance for American Manufacturing | May 8th, 2013 New Report Calls for Stronger U.S. Manufacturing Sector to Protect National Security. Urgent action is needed to reduce the U.S. military’s dangerous dependence on foreign…

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Deficit Fixed. Now Fix The Job Gap, Wage Gap And Trade Gap

Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog ***** Deficit Fixed. Now Fix The Job Gap, Wage Gap And Trade Gap Dave Johnson  |  May 16th, 2013  |  Campaign for America’s Future The deficit is now down 60 percent as a percent of gross domestic product. It is down more than the…

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Chinese steel in another U.S. bridge

We did not learn our lesson from the Oakland Bay Bridge.  Now, massively subsidized steel from the Chinese state-owned steel companies is going into a New York bridge reconstruction. Next to seeing the starting point of the New York City Marathon, the best reason to drive across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge…

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Where’s the Applause? Explaining the Lack of Industry Enthusiasm for NNMI

Reposted from Industry Week ***** Where’s the Applause? Explaining the Lack of Industry Enthusiasm for NNMI Robert Atkinson  |  May 17, 2013  |  Industry Week Last week the Obama Administration announced a commitment of $200 million to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes focused on digital manufacturing and design innovation,…

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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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