April 16, 2012 Headlines: Video Inside Foxconn, U.S.-Colombia FTA, Battle for Middle Class Voters, and More

Posted by smorgante on 04/16/2012

NPR: Exclusive video from inside a Foxconn factory in China.

Krugman: Spanish austerity programs are driving the country back into a crisis.

The Hill: U.S.-Colombia FTA will take effect in May.

USW Blog: The importance of having a debate about manufacturing policy.

The Atlantic: China is poised to enter Phase II of economic growth, and that means the end of cheap goods in minimum-wage factories.

The Hill: Massive spending cuts are on the horizon, and neither party is willing to take action to stop them.

The Atlantic: President Obama appears to be winning the battle for middle-class voters.

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