January 17, 2013 Headlines: Exploring the role of unions in the American manufacturing comeback, and more...

Posted by LDonia on 01/17/2013

Washington Post: Unions not bouncing back alongside manufacturing. (Related graph.)

Wall St. Journal: New data shows China losing competitive edge as low-cost manufacturing base.

New York Times: Foreign investment in China fell last year.

New York Times: U.S. economy ended 2012 on positive note; manufacturing output up .8 in December.

Brookings Institution: A memo to the president regarding trade agreements and our relations with China.

Bloomberg: China looks to reverse a seven quarter slowdown trend via infrastructure projects and limited inflation.

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