Manufacturing Jobs

Our story begins with M.I.T.’s lithium-ion battery research and then takes us to South Korea and China where the batteries are made. Next, in a surprising move, some of the manufacturing returns…

Made in the USA?

One friend recently said to me, “The problem is we don’t make anything anymore!” Disagreeing, a San Francisco Fed report says that 88.5% of consumer spending is for goods and service…

When is 60 a Good Grade?

At 60.8 percent, the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) measure of manufacturing activity was way up, far more than anyone expected. Reflecting expansion, any number above 50 is good. So ro…

Light Bulb Start-Ups

Does it matter where a start-up ends up? One new energy efficient light bulb was developed in Florida, its inventor lives in Florida, and the bulbs are assembled in Florida. Soon to be sold at Home De…

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