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  • What Progressives Miss About Arms Sales

    05/24/2017 12:24:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 23, 2017 | Andrew Exum
    Celebrating their success in retaining blue-collar jobs is one way Republicans are winning the votes of working-class Americans. Whew! For once, one of my predictions was correct: Donald Trump had a great visit to Saudi Arabia. It was a great visit for him, it was a great visit for the Saudis and the other Arab Gulf states, and—last but not least—it was a great visit for magical, glowing orbs. I want to spend a little time talking about one of the reasons why the trip went so well. I’ll warn you: This is a somewhat taboo subject for progressive foreign-policy...
  • U.S.-Saudi Arabia Sign More Than $110B Arms Deal Amid Trump Visit

    05/20/2017 11:31:49 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/20/19 | ALI VITALI
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — On the first stop of his inaugural foreign trip, President Donald Trump signed his name Saturday to a nearly $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia effective immediately — plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years. The White House trumpeted the agreement as a "significant expansion" of the two nation's "security relationship" that includes promises for future defense capabilities to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs.
  • Death spiral for cars. By 2030, you probably won’t own one

    05/15/2017 7:08:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 103 replies
    reneweconomy.com.au ^ | 5/9/2017 | Giles Parkinson
    By 2030, you probably won’t own a car, but you may get a free trip with your morning coffee. Transport-As-A-Service will use only electric vehicles and will upend two trillion-dollar industries. It’s the death spiral for cars. A major new report predicts that by 2030, the overwhelming majority of consumers will no longer own a car – instead they will use on-demand electric autonomous vehicles. By 2030, within 10 years of regulatory approval of autonomous electric vehicles (A-EVs), the report says, 95 per cent of all US passenger miles traveled will be served by on-demand, autonomous, electric vehicles that will...
  • Think you lack the skills needed to work at Volvo? Think again (2,000 jobs in S Carolina)

    05/13/2017 3:16:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WCIV-TV ^ | May 13, 2017 | Staff
    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Berkeley County leaders want everyone who wants to work at the upcoming Volvo plant to have their best chance. They're launching a program with Trident Technical College to provide training to county residents that will teach them everything they need to know to snag a manufacturing job. While the training doesn't guarantee a job at Volvo, it does give participants a leg up over someone who is just coming in off the street. "This pilot program shows that Berkeley County leaders are keeping our promises and connecting Berkeley County citizens with jobs," said Berkeley County...
  • Manufacturing CEO Says He’s Investing $2 Billion in US Because of ‘Confidence in Trump’

    05/06/2017 1:46:24 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/06/2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Australian billionaire and manufacturing CEO Anthony Pratt said Friday on Fox Business that he is investing $2 billion in the United States because he has "confidence" in President Trump. "We have enormous confidence in President Trump. He's doing a wonderful job, and we think he will continue to do a great job," Pratt said. "He's reducing unemployment. As we saw today, the job figures show unemployment is the lowest it's been for a decade, and he's supporting manufacturing." "And that's why we are doubling down on our investment in the United States, creating 7,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs, mainly in the...
  • Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject union

    05/05/2017 6:58:43 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Business News ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co (BA.N) handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. The secret ballot vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at polling locations throughout the North Charleston plant, was the first for Boeing and a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state. The NLRB said 74 percent of the 2,828 workers who cast ballots voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
  • Manufacturing Might Come Back to the US, but Robots will Get the Jobs: Apple CEO

    05/05/2017 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 04 May 2017 | w
    Apple will invest in and promote “advanced manufacturing” in the US, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday after the somewhat uninspiring earnings report. It was one of the ways Apple would create jobs in America, he said. To do that, Apple would put $1 billion in a fund that would invest in “advanced manufacturing” companies. Apple has already “created two million jobs in America,” he said in the interview. This includes 80,000 jobs at Apple in the US; plus jobs at US suppliers, such as Corning, which makes the glass for the iPhone and iPad, and 3M,...
  • Arizona woman discovers note from 'Chinese prisoner' in purse bought at Walmart

    05/01/2017 4:37:28 PM PDT · by topher · 61 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | 1-May-2017 | FoxNews.com
    A woman in Arizona said she made a stunning discovery inside a new purse she bought at a Walmart: A note apparently written by a desperate prisoner in China. Laura Wallace found the message, written in Chinese, tucked inside the zipper compartment of the purse she purchased at a Sierra Vista Walmart, KVOA reported.
  • Woman says note from Chinese 'prisoner' was hidden in new purse

    05/01/2017 7:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Fox12 ^ | May 1, 2017 | Spencer Ernst
    TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Sierra Vista woman says she believes she found a note from a Chinese "prisoner" pleading for help, claiming he or she was being forced to work under abusive conditions.
  • Terry Gou in apparent White House meeting with Trump (Many thousands of possible jobs)

    04/27/2017 10:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The China Post ^ | April 28, 2017 | Staff
    Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The billionaire Taiwanese tech mogul refused to confirm meeting Trump, telling reporters in English: "My memory is not good; maybe I already forgot," according to the Central News Agency. White House officials did not respond immediately to questions regarding the reported meeting. Rumors of a possible meet between Gou and Trump surfaced Thursday when the Nikkei Asian Review quoted unnamed sources familiar with the plan. That report also indicated that Gou met with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in late...
  • Trump is making manufacturing great again

    04/22/2017 12:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 22, 2017 | Drew Greenblatt and Chuck Wetherington
    This past election, then-candidate Donald Trump came to Dundalk, a community that resembles so many towns and neighborhoods in Rust Belt states that have seen their manufacturing jobs base erode. He received a hero's welcome because residents heard him acknowledging what they lived and what they knew: When manufacturing jobs left many other problems arose. His words resonated — and now his actions are giving manufacturers the real change in Washington we've been looking for. Manufacturers in the U.S. are feeling more optimistic about the economy and business environment than we have in 20 years, according to a new National...
  • Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers: source

    04/19/2017 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 April 2017 | Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, according to a source and a memo seen by Reuters. The latest job cuts followed a prior involuntary reduction of 245 workers set for May 19 as the company responded to increasing competition and slowing aircraft sales. The additional layoffs are due to start June 23, according to the memo from John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are moving forward with a second phase of involuntary layoffs for some select skills...
  • New company headed to Lexington creating more jobs (100 factory jobs in Mississippi)

    04/13/2017 2:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WLBT-TV ^ | April 10, 2017 | Patrice Clark
    LEXINGTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - More than 100 jobs could soon be coming to the city of Lexington in Holmes County. Emerald Transformer announced today it will open a new factory on Bowling Green Road. More jobs, more tax dollars and more exposure - that's what folks here in Lexington hope Emerald Transformer can do for their small town. Signs are going up and the company officials prepare to breath new life into this 100,000 square foot building. Holmes County board president James Young and his team said for years, the Lexington warehouse has sat empty. "This is something...
  • Walmart offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (Seeking Made-in-USA products for stores)

    04/10/2017 7:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Press-Leader ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking for Oklahoma entrepreneurs to pitch their made-in-the-USA products to the company’s buyers in a daylong event at Walmart’s global headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. on June 28. Registration has begun at walmart-jump.com and the deadline is May 18. “We are excited to once again invite businesses from all 50 states to meet with Walmart buyers who have one goal in mind: to buy more American products for our stores, clubs and Walmart.com,” Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. Manufacturing said. “By investing in products supporting American jobs, we are able...
  • Toyota Announces $1.3 Billion Investment In Major Kentucky Plant

    04/10/2017 9:18:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 10, 2017 | Ted Goodman
    The money will be used to upgrade assembly technology at the Kentucky plant — the largest Toyota factory in the world. “This is more about job retention and setting up for the future,” Rick Hesterberg, a Toyota spokesman, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’ve got 8,200 people working here and we build over half a million vehicles. We’re a thirty year old plant, and we needed the upgrades. The new technology will allow us to be much more flexible to adapt to market forces in the future.”
  • Lincoln County manufacturing company to add 250 to 400 jobs within the next year (Alabama)

    04/02/2017 7:59:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WAAY-TV ^ | March 30, 2017 | Meghan Dooley
    Toledo Molding & Die is one of Fayetteville's newest manufacturers and they say they're expected to start production between mid-April and early May. "It'll bring a lot of new people here, new chances," Toledo Molding & Die Employee Mike Nadolny said. The plan manufacture's automotive products for many different car companies, and while they have 40 employees so far - they said project to have at least 175 relatively soon. "For so many years, we've seen downsizing in the communities and its nice to come into a community where you can employ more people," Toledo Molding & Die Operations Manager...
  • Caterpillar to close Illinois plant, lay off 800 workers

    03/31/2017 5:24:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2017 7:02 PM EDT
    Caterpillar Inc. has announced the closing of its facility near Aurora, Illinois, and the lay off 800 workers. Earlier this year, the earth-moving equipment maker said it would lay off employees in 2017 because of an anticipated decline in demand for its products. Caterpillar spokeswoman Lisa Miller said Friday the large wheel loaders and compactor production will be moved to the company’s Decatur, Illinois, plant. Its medium wheel loader production line will be moved to the North Little Rock, Arkansas, plant. …
  • Caterpillar to close Aurora plant, cut 800 jobs

    03/31/2017 7:32:47 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | Becky Yerak
    Caterpillar plans to close a machine production plant in Aurora, putting about 800 hourly employees out of work, the company confirmed Friday. The Peoria-based heavy equipment manufacturer said in January that it was considering moving production of large wheel loaders and compactors to Decatur and medium wheel loaders to North Little Rock, Ark. Caterpillar will still have about 1,200 workers, including management, engineering and support jobs, in Aurora, the company said.
  • Commentary: The creative working class are bringing American jobs back

    03/28/2017 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 28, 2017 | Joshua Bingaman
    Even though tech progress tends to grab more headlines, there’s another “Made in America” story to be told. There’s a harkening back to the days of craftsmanship — and there is a groundswell of interest and entrepreneurship surrounding skills and trades. Legions of people seek work that calls for the use of their hands. Men and women of all ages crave a job that allows them to create something physically. They want to make their own products. American making and doing is strong. Maybe it’s the word “manufacturing” that gets misappropriated; we’re inclined to picture smoke-billowing factories and the dusty...
  • VT Industries investing $21 million in hometown (60 new manufacturing jobs in Iowa)

    03/27/2017 1:16:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | March 26, 2017 | Ty Rushing
    HOLSTEIN, Iowa -- With demand for its architectural doors surging, VT Industries officials explored potential expansion sites last year. The company turned to the small Northwest Iowa city where the third-generation business got its start more than 50 years ago and continues to flourish. “We looked around the country to decide where we were going to either start up a new plant or add on to one of our existing plants and we really felt like with our workforce here and how well everything’s running here we wanted to keep the facility here in Holstein and expand upon it," said...