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Why We Can’t Shun Manufacturing for the Service Sector - Newgeography.com
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the shift in the US economy away from production and increasingly into services.
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Japan: Prices of cars from Japan likely to climb - LATimes.com
Earthquake-related production shutdowns in Japan are reducing the supply of popular hybrid and fuel-efficient cars amid rising demand for the imports.
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Asia manufacturers yet to see quake impact - FT.com
Companies say their supply chain has not been severely affected by the Japanese crisis, though many warn of difficulties if deliveries are disrupted for more than a few weeks.
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A Manufacturing Blog Featuring Manufacturing Strategies - Shopfloor
The National Labor Relations Board has posted the amicus briefs submitted in response to the NLRB’s review of a case that the board could use to justify a radical change in labor policy, the authorization of “micro unions.”
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Talent in China: A Legion of Ambitious, Qualified Women - Harvard Business Review
In the decades since Deng Xiaoping instituted market reform, millions of women have profitably followed Deng's dictate that "to get rich is glorious."
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Subaru And Toyota Curb Output In North America - Associated Press
Two Japanese automakers are scaling back production at North American plants as they assess their ability to get parts from Japan after that country's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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Aftermath of the Earthquake/Tsunami in Japan - Roubini Global Economics
Remarkably, in spite of a spate of catastrophic disasters in the last decade (the East Asian tsunami of 2004, the Kashmir earthquake of 2005, and the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 to name a few), we have a fairly limited knowledge of the likely macroeconomic impacts of these events.
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Worries over component shortages after Japan earthquake - BBC News
The Japan earthquake and tsunami could result in significant shortages of important components needed to make electronic goods and vehicles.
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Toyota cancels overtime in U.S. to conserve parts - USATODAY.com
Toyota has halted overtime at its U.S. factories to conserve Japan-supplied components delayed by the devastating Mar. 11 earthquake and tsunami that wiped out entire portions of the country's northeast coast.
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EU Agrees on Economic Overhaul - WSJ.com
EU governments agreed on a broad economic-policy overhaul, but European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said the changes didn't go far enough.
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Fed Continues Stimulus and Says Recovery on ‘Firmer Footing’ - NYTimes.com
While the Fed’s policies remained unchanged, the central bank did give a more optimistic assessment of the economy.
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Sun Belt cities get fresh start after housing bust - USATODAY.com
The balmy climate — one of the biggest draws for Florida and other Sun Belt states — suggests that growth likely will return; the economy will rebound; and millions of vacant homes will be lived in again.
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U.K. Manufacturing Surges - WSJ.com
U.K. manufacturing output rebounded in January, growing at its fastest annual rate in 16 years, official data showed Thursday.
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Unions: Flailing in D.C. and making enemies on Main Street - CNNMoney.com
Not even the most union-friendly President in three decades can soften this harsh political terrain — a problem sure to vex his 2012 re-election bid.
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Europe's Growth Divide Widens - WSJ.com
Industrial-production data in the euro zone published Thursday suggest the region's largest economies are recovering at different paces, a divide that may prove a major headache for the European Central Bank.
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China Logs Surprise Trade Deficit - WSJ.com
China reported a surprise trade deficit for February, its first in 11 months, as export growth slowed sharply and import growth remained strong in part because of rising prices for oil and other commodities.
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Initial claims post big jump, still below 400,000 - CNNMoney.com
The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits climbed in the latest week, with the figure coming in just below the key 400,000 level.
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