February 5, 2013 Headlines: American factory orders increase, problems plague many aspects of Chinese manufacturing, and more...

Posted by LDonia on 02/05/2013

New York Times: American factories saw increased orders in December, following November's decrease.

WSJ: Factory closings in the U.S. have declined, but factory openings have declined faster.

Reuters: Don't mistake China's January trade numbers as clear sign of recovery.

WSJ: China's construction-manufacturing sector in disarray.

New York Times: Factories not just heavily polluting China's drinking water, also depleting it.

CFR (blog): Harvard professors create concise, compelling case for why American manufacturing matters.

The Hill: $5T free trade deal with EU still a possibility.

Foreign Policy: WTO members doing free trade incorrectly.

Washington Post: Market access barriers thwart plans of American businesses to invest in China.



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  • These trade numbers aren't good. http://t.co/vLe2IhFhYN 12 min 30 sec ago
  • The U.S. is competing without a manufacturing strategy, and the trade numbers show we’re getting our butts kicked. http://t.co/mtxfMmXMkq 18 hours 44 min ago
  • So much for that "rising star" thing. http://t.co/mtxfMmXMkq 19 hours 29 min ago
  • What made @papergirlmacy cry while working on the book Factory Man? @NewsHour has the answer: http://t.co/R56dMJNgeF 20 hours 25 min ago
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  • "We were going to compete, and remain an American manufacturer, and from that time on, we never looked back." http://t.co/3PuYpsFqT9 22 hours 15 min ago
  • More buzz for Factory Man, this time from @NewsHour. "It’s the largest employer in town. But it wasn’t & isn’t easy." http://t.co/3PuYpsFqT9 23 hours 7 min ago
  • @RossiMachServ How wonderful! We'd love that. 23 hours 9 min ago
  • The U.S. might be a "rising star" in manufacturing, but there's still a lot of work left: http://t.co/b6c8JbKyEX 1 day 16 hours ago
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