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  • GOP Leader Breaks With Donald Trump On Suggested 35 Percent Tariff (McCarthy)

    12/05/2016 12:48:47 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 116 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 5, 2016 | Matt Fuller
    WASHINGTON; If President-elect Donald Trump thinks he’s going to impose a 35 percent tariff on companies importing goods, he might want to check with Republicans in Congress. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested Monday that Republicans would not be in favor of imposing the 35 percent tariff on foreign goods that Trump proposed Sunday in a series of tweets.  Trump may not understand how tariffs really work; it would be very difficult for the United States to impose them on specific companies that move jobs to a foreign country; or that Congress, not the president, sets them. But he...
  • The key to Trump’s Carrier deal: Next-generation manufacturing

    12/02/2016 8:06:43 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2016 | Thomas Lifton
    In his speech at Carrier yesterday (video embedded below), Donald Trump revealed some information that should comfort those market purists worried about America insulating itself from global markets and thereby falling behind overseas competitors. He revealed that the reported $16 million is likely to end up a much higher figure because the company is committing to next-generation manufacturing. It is quite understandable that a lowball figure has been used by Carrier, as they want to limit what they may be on the hook to spend. They can always spend more, and the banter Trump threw at the company’s president indicates...
  • Donald Trump Targets Second Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico

    12/03/2016 9:13:43 AM PST · by rhett october · 24 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-3-2016 | Rhett October
    This past Friday, Donald Trump focused on a second U.S. manufacturing plant that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico due to the NAFTA trade imbalance and the highest-in-the-world corporate taxes of the United States at 35%. Paying the highest business taxes in the world makes it exceptionally difficult to do business in the United States compared to many other parts of the world such as Ireland where the corporate/business tax rate is 11%. Business has thrived in Ireland since the corporate tax rate was lowered to that percentage, resulting in large numbers of new jobs as businesses grew,...
  • Here's How Many Manufacturing Jobs We've Lost Since Obama Took Office

    12/02/2016 10:30:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    As the media begins to draw a pretty picture about the November jobs report, namely that unemployment has dropped to 4.6 percent, its lowest level in nine years, they are unlikely to tell you the other part of the story. The labor force participation rate continues to decline and is stuck at a rate we haven't seen since February 1978, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It gets worse. Last month, we lost 4,000 manufacturing jobs, offering more damage to the already 301,000 we've lost since President Obama took office. The Republican National Committee says that is going to change under President-elect...
  • Trump's Carrier deal worthy of 'banana' republic: Mexico official

    12/01/2016 5:04:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's intervention to stop jobs at a plant in Indiana going to Mexico is typical of what happens in countries that Americans call "banana" republics, a senior Mexican state official said on Thursday. Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp , said on Thursday that state officials had pledged $7 million in tax breaks to encourage the firm to keep around 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis after Trump stepped in to protect U.S. workers. A heating and air-conditioning company, Carrier said in February it would cut some 2,100 jobs in closing two Indiana plants...
  • Lifelong Dem Carrier Employee Praises Trump: Done More For Us In 3 Weeks Than Obama Has In 9 Months

    12/01/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by xzins · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1st, 2016 | Aleister
    This is the second Carrier employee to go on the record praising Donald Trump in two days. These folks are extremely grateful to Trump for saving their jobs and many of them are Democrats! This man’s name is Rick Link. He’s a lifelong Democrat who voted for Trump and he’s pretty happy about keeping his job. On FOX and Friends, Steve Doocy asked him why he voted for Trump and he said: “He spoke to me. He hit a chord inside me, he was talking to the working man. He was talking to the middle class. And you know, we’re...
  • Indiana Gives $7 Million in Tax Breaks to Keep Carrier Jobs

    12/01/2016 9:46:13 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 126 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 12:21 p.m. ET | Ted Mann
    Indiana officials agreed to give United Technologies Corp. $7 million worth of tax breaks over 10 years to encourage the company’s Carrier Corp. unit to keep about 1,000 jobs in the state, according to people familiar with the matter. The heating and air conditioning company will invest about $16 million to keep its operations in the state, including a furnace plant in Indianapolis that it had previously planned to close and shift...
  • The Petty White House Response to Trump's Carrier Deal

    11/30/2016 1:35:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, this is gonna be fun, folks. It's gonna be fun. I don't quite know how to describe how much fun it's gonna be, but I can try to give you an idea here. What happened to that call that was on line 4 that I want to...? (interruption) Remember what the subject matter of that call was? (interruption) What was it? What was it? (interruption) Oh, yeah, yeah. We had a caller up there. I gave advice to somebody on how to do what? (interruption) Oh, yeah. How to deal with schoolmates razzing her because she...
  • Luxury electric vehicle manufacturer coming to Arizona

    11/30/2016 6:19:50 AM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A California startup will build a $700 million plant in Casa Grande to manufacture luxury electric vehicles. The plan by Lucid Motors, announced Tuesday, eventually will involve hiring 2,000 workers for what would be the state's only car manufacturing operation. The first hires will take place next year, with training for the jobs through the community and technical colleges in Pinal and Maricopa counties. Plans are to have the first vehicles ready for sale by 2018 with the goal of producing 8,000 to 10,000 built the first year. The goal is full-scale production of more than 50,000 a...
  • Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.

    11/29/2016 4:47:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 186 replies
    From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump. On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice-president elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to announce they’ve struck a deal with the company to keep a majority of the jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier....
  • Ford to become first US automaker to import cars from India

    11/25/2016 2:49:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    India TV News ^ | November 25, 2016
    Despite the fact that Ford Motors is under fire from President-elect Donald Trump for importing cars from Mexico, the company will soon become the first US automaker to import vehicles from India. According to a report in CNN Money, the company has said that EcoSport compact crossover, introduced for the US market at the Los Angeles auto show, will be shipped to US from India starting 2018. The report says that the EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, has been built at its assembly plant in Chennai for more than 100 markets around the world since 2013. About 15 per cent of...
  • Can Apprenticeship Programs Help In Making Donald Trump's Manufacturing Job Revival Plan Possible?

    11/25/2016 5:05:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Parent Herald ^ | November 21, 2016 | Olivia Etienne
    The victory of Republican presidential bet, Donald Trump, in the recent presidential elections comes with the soon fulfillment of his promise to resurrect the withered manufacturing sector. Prior to 1980s, the sector is bustling with eight-hour-a-day workers striving with a profitable yet laborious job while possessing only a high school diploma. But now, times have changed and so are the industry's demands. Unlike in the '80s, most manufacturing jobs now require a higher degree of education. While Donald Trump's aim to revive the industry is a shot to the moon, it can be achieved through apprenticeship programs, which will help...
  • Donald Trump 'Works Through Thanksgiving To Keep Carrier AC company In The United States'

    11/25/2016 4:08:06 AM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 03:49 EST, 25 November 2016 | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Donald Trump may be spending Thanksgiving with his family in his Florida club Mar-a-Lago, but the President-elect promises he hasn't stopped working. On Thursday he tweeted: 'I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!' Earlier this year Carrier announced that it would relocate its production plant to Mexico, causing the loss of 1,400 US jobs in Indianapolis. In a campaign speech in the city, Trump promised he would 'tax the hell' out of Carrier's Mexico-produced products - to the tune of 35 per...
  • How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? He says he’s trying to save an Indiana factory.

    11/24/2016 7:27:04 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jonathan O'Connell
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thanksgiving morning that he was trying to make good on a campaign promise that a Carrier air-conditioning factory in Indiana, and its 1,400 jobs, would not move to Mexico in 2019 as planned. “I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS — Will know soon!” Trump tweeted.
  • Trump Pushes Apple CEO To Manufacture In US; Promises "Very Large Tax Cuts"

    11/24/2016 12:50:24 PM PST · by quesney · 49 replies
    “I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’ Trump told the NYT on Tuesday. ‘I think we’ll create the incentives for you, and I think you’re going to do it. We’re going for a...
  • Ford says Lincoln MKC production will stay in Kentucky, not move to Mexico. (Debunk the lie)

    11/18/2016 10:39:44 AM PST · by dynoman · 45 replies
    Antomotive News ^ | 11/18/16 12:16 am ET | Automotive News
    “DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. had considered moving production of the Lincoln MKC to Mexico, but instead the compact premium crossover will remain at the Louisville Assembly Plant, the automaker confirmed Thursday night. Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said the Cuautitlan plant was the “likely” new plant for the MKC when the automaker’s deal with the UAW expires in 2019. But now the automaker plans to build the next generation of the MKC in Louisville, Kelli Felker, Ford’s global manufacturing and labor communications manager told Automotive News late Thursday.”
  • Ford’s Change on Kentucky Plant Is an Olive Branch to Donald Trump Administration

    Bill Ford’s phone call is the latest move by a business leader to thaw tension after Trump’s comments on trade One of the U.S. auto industry’s best-known figures has extended an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump by informing him the car maker won’t move a small amount of production to Mexico, the latest effort by a business leader to thaw tension stemming from the incoming administration’s position on key issues, including global trade. Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford and chairman of Ford Motor Co., called Mr. Trump on Thursday to tell him the company was reversing course...
  • Boeing Fighter-Jet Sales Advance Toward Final Approval (Qatar, Kuwait)

    11/18/2016 12:15:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | DOUG CAMERON
    Boeing Co. moved closer to extending the life of its combat-jet production lines with the State Department’s approval of sales to Kuwait and Qatar worth up to $31.2 billion combined. With that barrier cleared Thursday, the long-delayed deals now go before Congress for final approval. Lawmakers have already been informally briefed, allowing the Pentagon and Boeing to press ahead with completing terms for the government-to-government transaction. Qatar wants to buy as many as 72 Boeing F-15 fighters that together with weapons and support could be worth $21.1 billion, the Pentagon said. However, Qatar could still split any buy between Boeing...
  • Trump Tweets Ford Is Keeping Lincoln Plant In Kentucky (Ford Confirms)

    11/17/2016 9:57:29 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 18 Nov 2016
    “Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky,” Ford said in an emailed statement. “We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States. We will have more details to share on our future plans at the appropriate time.”
  • Ford Calls Donald Trump – Says Plant Will Not Move to Mexico, Will Remain in Kentucky

    11/17/2016 6:58:24 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 147 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Ford, the Chairman of Ford Moters, called Donald Trump tonight and said he will be keeing the Lincoln plant in Kentucky- Not Mexico. Trump tweeted the news tonight
  • Lincoln Kentucky Ford plant not moving to Mexico!

    11/17/2016 6:16:34 PM PST · by GilGil · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/17/2016 | Donald Trump
    Full twitter text from Donald Trump today: Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky - no Mexico
  • Apple could make iPhones in US in future: sources

    11/17/2016 5:11:31 PM PST · by cba123 · 11 replies
    Nikkei ^ | November 18, 2016 12:20 am JST | Debby Wu
    TAIPEI iPhones might one day soon carry "Made in America" labels. (full article available at link, not copied because it requires setting up an account)
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • You’ll have Donald Trump to thank if the iPhone 8 is even more expensive

    11/16/2016 10:58:00 AM PST · by mdittmar · 62 replies
    yahoo ^ | November 16, 2016 | [BGR News] Chris Smith
    The iPhone isn’t cheap. Not even close. Apple’s phones have been setting the bar for high-end smartphone pricing for years, though. Apple has also been improving the iPhone without changing the price, which is a good thing. The simplest example concerns memory. In 2014, Apple upgraded its storage tiers without changing the iPhone 6’s price. It did the same this year with the iPhone 7, though the iPhone 7 Plus did get a bit more expensive because of the new dual camera and the added RAM.Are you upset about the iPhone 7 Plus price hike despite the added benefits? If so,...
  • Trump May Have Won, But Ford Is Still Moving Its Small-Car Production to Mexico

    11/16/2016 5:46:17 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 145 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 16, 2016 | Charley Lanyon
    Ford’s chief executive officer Mark Fields must not respond well to threats; he admitted to Reuters on Tuesday that Ford was still planning on moving the production of its small cars from Michigan to — you guessed it — Mexico... Fields claimed that the move would not have any effect at all on American jobs because the move south will “make room for two very important products we’ll be putting back into Michigan plants.” Ford has yet to announce what, exactly, those “important products” are, but Fields is convinced that the move will lead to “no job impact whatsoever.” “It’s...
  • How Trump Is Good for China

    11/14/2016 7:15:56 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 14, 2016 | ERIC LI
    SHANGHAI — Perhaps no country has taken more hits from Donald J. Trump than China. During the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump made it sound as if making America “great again” meant defeating China. But much of the Chinese public supported him. And President Xi Jinping was among the first world leaders to congratulate him. Mr. Xi, in his message to the president-elect, expressed hopes of building on the “common interests” between the world’s two largest economies. Beijing is looking forward to ...
  • Days After Election, General Motors Announces 2,000 Layoffs in Ohio and Michigan

    11/11/2016 12:24:27 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-10-16 | Warner Todd Huston
    The day after the 2016 election for president, General Motors announced it was laying off another 2,000 workers in plants in Ohio and Michigan, two states that gave President-elect Donald Trump a major victory on Tuesday. GM said the layoffs will affect the third shifts in the plants in Lordstown, Ohio, and Lansing, Michigan, which build the low-selling cars sold under the Chevrolet and Cadillac brand names. “The Lordstown plant builds the compact Chevrolet Cruze, whose U.S. sales through October were down 20%,” Fortune magazine reported. “The Lansing Grand River plant builds the Cadillac ATS and CTS, whose sales were...
  • New Balance shoe owners are lighting the sneakers on fire to protest (snip)

    11/11/2016 9:46:33 AM PST · by bigbob · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-10-16 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    New Balance shoe owners are throwing away their sneakers or lighting them on fire to protest after the company reportedly voiced support for President-elect Donald Trump. After Trump's stunning victory, a spokesman for the company told Wall Street Journal on Wednesday: 'Frankly w/ Pres-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction.'
  • New Balance Faces Social Media Backlash After Welcoming Trump

    The Boston-based footwear maker has opposed the Trans-Pacific free trade agreement; rival Nike supports it New Balance Athletic Inc. may be the first corporation to get hit by backlash against President-elect Donald Trump. The privately held sneaker company—long an opponent of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement—welcomed the election of Mr. Trump as a reprieve from the policies of President Barack Obama. “The Obama administration turned a deaf ear to us and frankly, with President-elect Trump, we feel things are going to move in the right direction,” Matthew LeBretton, New Balance’s vice president of public affairs, said in an interview...
  • Wall Street, Main Street, and Global Economics With a Donald Trump Victory…

    11/09/2016 5:13:21 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 9, 2016 | sundance
    As we all begin to filter the impact of a historic Donald Trump victory, perhaps it is important to remind ourselves what should be the primary filter for perspective.. …the economics. For the first time in many decades the chief executive of the United States will walk into office concerned about the fiscal stability of the United States.  For the first time ever, a titan of American Main Street is going to be in the oval office. Do not downplay the significance of this aspect. Money makes the world go ’round. Every single global leader and politician is reviewing the U.S. election...
  • Trump: 'We'll no longer be the dumb people; we'll be the genius people'

    10/21/2016 3:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 21, 2016 | Tom Fontaine
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a frenzied crowd of more than 5,000 in Johnstown that polls are swinging in his direction and he's poised to solve a range of problems that he said are ailing Western Pennsylvania and the nation. “We're going to beat the system and we're going to un-rig the system,” Trump said Friday inside Johnstown's Cambria County War Memorial Arena, where most people remained standing, chanting and roaring with applause throughout the 45-minute speech. As for Johnstown, a town with a proud manufacturing history where Trump said one in three people live in poverty, Trump promised:...
  • Ford To Idle Four Factories Due To Slowing Car Demand, Rising Inventories

    10/18/2016 8:56:53 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 17, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    [The] US car industry history...suddenly appears to be bombarded with a barrage of bad news: starting with Ford's disastrous August sales when the company admitted "sales have reached a plateau"...one would almost think that a respite from the bad news was in order. One would be wrong. As a result of slowing demand and declining US auto sales coupled with growing inventory, Ford Motor is halting one of two plants that builds its top-selling F-150 pickup as it idles four factories this month amid slowing U.S. auto sales. Ford is shutting its Louisville, Kentucky, factory building the Escape and Lincoln...
  • Office Furniture Company Closing Orleans Plant (Indiana - 467 laid off)

    10/16/2016 7:56:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | October 12, 2016 | Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist
    ORLEANS - Orleans-based Paoli LLC has announced it is closing its manufacturing plant. In a notice to the state, the office furniture company says closure will result in the layoffs of nearly 500 employees in the Orange County town. The company says the layoffs of 467 workers are expected to be permanent. Employees will be terminated beginning in January with most of the layoffs taking place between March and October of 2017. Paoli did not disclose a reason for the closure of the plant.
  • Donald Trump’s War of Independence

    10/15/2016 10:52:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2016 | David R. Usher
    Donald Trump is leading America’s third war of Independence (the first two being in 1776 and the War of 1812). Donald Trump’s declaration of independence from the Establishment in both parties was long coming.  He bounced between parties for two decades before coming to the conclusion that both parties worshipped globalism. He had no choice but to run for the Presidency.  His candidacy is in fact America’s Third War for Independence.  Trump’s campaign touched the taproot of the Electorate.  Most Americans cannot quite put a finger on the reason,  but understand one thing: they know they have been sold...
  • Why Are Politicians So Obsessed With Manufacturing?

    10/10/2016 4:11:57 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 123 replies
    NY Times Mag. ^ | OCT. 4, 2016 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    When Donald J. Trump landed in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, the city was buzzing about Uber’s deployment of the world’s first fleet of driverless taxicabs. Political leaders were thrilled that Silicon Valley was hiring highly paid workers and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in western Pennsylvania. Local taxi drivers were understandably less excited that robots were coming for their jobs. Pittsburgh’s football team may still be called the Steelers, but the city has, like the rest of the country, become predominantly a service economy. More than 80 percent of local jobs are in the service sector, roughly on...
  • Clinton Misses Point of Trump’s Tweet on China’s Climate “Hoax”

    10/06/2016 2:54:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | October 5, 2016 | George David Banks
    During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of thinking “climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.” The real estate mogul denied ever making the statement. Referencing a 2012 tweet from Trump, Clinton surrogates and environmental activists quickly unleashed a storm of ridicule, smugly asking whether Trump actually believes climate change was something dreamed up in Beijing. On its face, the comment attributed to Trump certainly seems absurd. However, Clinton mischaracterized Trump’s position when she paraphrased his tweet during the debate. He actually wrote that “the concept of global warming was created by and for the...
  • Ford chairman met with Trump over 'infuriating' Mexico comments

    10/05/2016 12:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2016 | David Shepardson
    Ford Motor Co (F.N) Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said on Wednesday he has met with Donald Trump to talk about the Republican presidential candidate's extensive criticism of the automaker's investments in Mexico. Ford told the Economic Club of Washington that he thought Trump's criticism of the No. 2 automaker's foreign investments were "infuriating and "frustrating" because of the company's extensive investments and employment in the United States. Trump has threatened if elected to impose hefty tariffs on Ford imports from Mexico. Ford told reporters after the event that the session with Trump was a "great meeting" that took place...
  • Boeing cashes in on obamas iran deal - thanks GOP (6-15-16)

    09/22/2016 2:32:51 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
    Nat'l review ^ | McCarthy
    When more important matters die down, I will have more to say about Senator Bob Corker’s rant on Fox News last week, accusing me of making “purposeful misstatements” about his legislation that enabled President Obama to get his Iran Deal through Congress. The Senator was provoked when Fox’s Bret Baier read from a column I wrote last year.
  • Ericsson to end manufacturing in Sweden?

    09/21/2016 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 Sep 2016 07:56 GMT+02:00 | (TT/The Local)
    Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson is planning to end all of its manufacturing in the country, according to a report in newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD). Part of a savings plan detailed on an internal document which SvD gained access to, the decision would mean that 3,000 employees lose their jobs following the closure of Ericsson’s last manufacturing plants in Sweden, in Borĺs and Kumla. In the document, Ericsson’s leadership are said to have stated that “We will end a 140-year-old manufacturing period, which represents the biggest cuts of employees in Sweden ever”. The company employs a total of around 15,000 people...
  • Could Ford moving to Mexico move Michigan into Trump's column?

    09/18/2016 4:20:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Sun Prairie Star ^ | September 18, 2016 | Natalia Castro, Americans for Limited Government
    Ford Motor Co. is the classic example of an all-American company, but now they are better representing what ails the American economy, as they are being forced overseas. As Ford begins plans to build a $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico for small car production, the company continues to experience the pressure of globalization crushing their American business dreams. Ford was a classic Michigan company, but as Detroit News reported Michael Martinez reports, "It will employ 2,800 at the new Mexican plant by 2020." It is no surprise Ford has to modify their building model in order to compete,...
  • US manufacturing output stumbled in August

    09/15/2016 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2016 9:53 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. factory production fell last month amid cutbacks in appliances, home electronics and machinery, threatening hopes for a manufacturing rebound after two previous months of gains. The Federal Reserve said Thursday factory production dropped 0.4 percent in August, after an increase of 0.4 percent in July. A broader measure of industrial output, which includes mines and utilities, also dropped 0.4 percent. Manufacturers have struggled for the past 18 months with sluggish global growth, the strong dollar, and reluctance among U.S. businesses to spend more on large machinery and equipment. That has dragged down factory output 0.4 percent from a year...
  • Manufacturing in New York state falters in September

    09/15/2016 7:15:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 8:41 AM EDT
    Manufacturing in New York state remained weak in September as factories reported fewer new orders, lower shipments and reduced staffing levels. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says that its Empire State index ticked up to a reading of minus 2, from minus 4.2 in August. Still, any reading below zero signals contraction. …
  • Ford to move all small-car production to Mexico from U.S.: CEO

    09/14/2016 2:12:03 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 90 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/14/16 | Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson
    Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said on Wednesday that all of the company's small-car production will be leaving U.S. plants and heading to lower-cost Mexico. "We will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States," over the next two to three years, Fields told Wall Street analysts at an investor conference hosted by the automaker. Earlier this year, Ford said it would invest $1.6 billion in Mexico for small-car production to start in 2018. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has criticized Ford for moving U.S. jobs to Mexico. Fields has...
  • Ford Says It's Moving All of Its U.S. Small Car Production to Mexico

    09/14/2016 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/16 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts. Ford currently makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-Max small cars are made in suburban Detroit. Making them in Mexico would boost company profits because of low wages there.
  • Trump trounces Clinton in PlasticsToday poll

    09/13/2016 12:23:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PlasticsToday ^ | September 12, 2016 | Norbert Sparrow
    As I write this on September 12, the latest CNN poll has Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a “near-even race” for the presidency of the United States. At PlasticsToday, we did our own online survey but asked our audience to rank the candidates on a single issue: Who would be best for U.S. manufacturing. Setting aside missing emails, the bromance with Vladimir Putin, trustworthiness and temperament, and sundry other issues, we asked the PlasticsToday audience to respond to a specific question: Disregarding all other qualities and flaws of the presidential candidates, who do you think would best represent...
  • How to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs

    09/09/2016 6:29:21 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 62 replies
    strategy+business ^ | September 7, 2016 | Daniel Gross
    America has a long-running crisis in manufacturing employment. Quite simply, year after year, the number of people employed in making things declines — the figure is down by nearly 5 million since 1996. And in election years like this one, it is common to hear politicians talk about how they will bring manufacturing jobs back. Across the board — on both sides of the aisle, in every part of the country — there is an overwhelming desire to have more manufacturing jobs. This is partly due to nostalgia and symbolism. But it’s also driven largely by economics: Generally speaking, the...
  • VIDEO=> DONALD TRUMP RECEIVES STANDING OVATION at Detroit Great Faith Ministries Church

    09/03/2016 1:37:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    WHAT AN AMAZING SPEECH! Donald Trump spoke at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday. Video—Trump speaks at black church in Detroit: "A lot of people don’t realize that Abraham Lincoln…was a Republican" https://t.co/gkbf70u8hB — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) September 3, 2016 The congregation was VERY HAPPY to have Donald Trump as a visitor. Shot lots of video of dancing Trump at church in Detroit, will share some later. Crowd enthusiastic. pic.twitter.com/urJHj6N5mP — Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 3, 2016 Donald Trump ended his 14 minute speech with a Bible verse. I’d like to conclude with a passage from First...
  • Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,932,000

    09/02/2016 9:01:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:01 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Government employees in the United States outnumber manufacturing employees by 9,932,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal, state and local government employed 22,213,000 people in August, while the manufacturing sector employed 12,281,000. …
  • British manufacturing rebounds from post-Brexit plunge

    09/01/2016 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 7:13 AM EDT | Carlo Piovano
    Manufacturing in Britain rebounded in August from a slump in the immediate aftermath of the shock vote to leave the European Union, an indication that the economy may be weathering the uncertainty better than expected. A measure of business activity in manufacturing, the purchasing managers’ index, jumped to 53.3 points from 48.8 in July. The index is on a 100-point scale, with figures above 50 representing growth. The survey found that a plunge in the pound had helped companies selling abroad. Also, business was resuming after being frozen in July amid the initial surprise over the vote and political chaos...
  • US factory activity shrinks for first time in 6 months

    09/01/2016 7:42:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 10:37 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. manufacturing contracted last month for the first time since February, as new orders and output plummeted and factories cut jobs. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its manufacturing index dropped to 49.4 in August from 52.6 in July. Any reading below 50 signals contraction. The report suggests that manufacturers continue to struggle as businesses spend less on machinery, computers and other large equipment. Auto sales have also leveled off this year after reaching a record level in 2015. …