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Why I Think Manufacturing Has a Future - NYTimes.com
There are still lots of young people looking for work in factories. I get calls from at least half a dozen every year.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Lending Revives Stalled Projects - WSJ.com
An influx of fresh capital into U.S. commercial real estate is bringing some long-stalled development projects back to life and launching new construction of apartments, office buildings and shopping centers.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Companies Sink Billions More Into Stock Buybacks Than Into R&D Or Jobs - Manufacturing & Technology News
President Obama on February 7 told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that its members should "get off the sidelines" and invest the "nearly $2 trillion" in cash he described as currently "sitting on their balance sheets." But if large U.S. firms' actions in recent decades are any indication, their executives are far more likely to use that cash to buy back their companies' own stock than they are to spend it on new hires, plant and equipment or R&D.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
'Dirty' Energy Dwarfs Clean in China and India - NYTimes.com
Many experts agree that for the world to rein in rising greenhouse gas emissions, the galloping economies of China and India would have to figure out how to base their future economic expansion on technologies and fuels that are “cleaner” than the fossil fuels the United States and Europe used in their own industrial revolutions long ago.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. February Philadelphia Business Outlook Report - Bloomberg
According to respondents to the February Business Outlook Survey, growth in the region’s [mid-Atlantic] manufacturing sector picked up this month.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Rural Areas Still Lag in Broadband Access - WSJ.com
Most Americans have access to basic Internet service, but significant gaps remain for those who want faster speeds, according to a new federal map of the nation's broadband services.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Home Builders Find Georgia Peachy - WSJ.com
Watching different regions recover from the housing bust is like betting on a horse race. There is a temptation to put money on a few long shots.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
The Invisible Food Crisis - Slate
Food prices are going up everywhere. Will they start rising in America, too?
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february 2011 by areadevelopment

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