January 13, 2011 Headlines: Trade Deficit, Companies Build Inventory, Bain Capital Fallout, and More

Posted by smorgante on 01/13/2012

Department of Commerce: Trade deficit is now $47.8 billion.

WaPo: President Obama has a proposal to shrink the size of the federal government. But will cutting jobs at the Department of Commerce affect our ability to enforce trade laws?

WSJ: Companies are building inventory, a sign they expect sales to pick up in the coming months.

Politico: The Obama campaign continues to hammer Romney on his time at Bain.

WSJ: And they’re joined by an unlikely ally, Sarah Palin.

The Hill: Yet another poll shows that jobs is the top issue for Americans. Will Congress do anything?

WSJ: The White House warns of a shrinking middle class.

NPR: The transformation of factory jobs.

FT: The U.S. is again the leader in clean energy investments, but troubles still lie ahead.

WSJ: Sanctions for three companies that do business with Iran, including a Chinese state-owned company.

Related recent Blogs

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • RT @ebrotherton: Manufacturing sector added 28,000 jobs in July. Best showing since November 2013. But more work to do: http://t.co/GAP8HEE… 22 min 57 sec ago
  • Manufacturing punched above its weight in July. Rebound in the sector possible. But we still have a long way to go: http://t.co/W2RQm9xwMH 38 min 25 sec ago
  • RT @tlanddc: Adding +28,000k manufacturing jobs, closest @BarackObama has come to keep on track with his goal of 1M by end of second term #… 53 min 51 sec ago
  • #AAMeter RT @ScottPaulAAM The auto sector accounted for over half of #manufacturing job growth in July: 14.6k of 28k total jobs added. 54 min 2 sec ago
  • 28K new manufacturing jobs in July the 2nd time in Obama's 2nd term job numbers on target to hit Obama's 1 million new jobs goal. #AAMeter 1 hour 12 min ago
  • RT @ScottPaulAAM: Good backward revisions to #manufacturing. 15k in May, 23k in June. Overall, we're at 12.16 million #mfg jobs. (pre-reces… 1 hour 16 min ago
  • The 28,000 new manufacturing jobs in June is the best number since November 2013. #AAMeter 1 hour 20 min ago
  • WOW: 28,000 new manufacturing jobs were created in July. Obama needs 28,133 jobs per month to hit his 1 million jobs goal. #AAMeter 1 hour 22 min ago
  • ICYMI: Senate passed House version of Highway Trust Fund patch last nite. Funded thru May. Now we need a long-term plan for infrastructure. 2 hours 49 min ago
  • RT @MarkRuffalo: Tesla and Panasonic Agree to Build Factory in U.S. http://t.co/xyLIV7IFyj Renewable energy brings manufacturing back to USA 2 hours 57 min ago