The Early Shift

Posted by jeckert on 05/07/2010

early-shift_thumbnail.jpg Jobs up last month (290,000 overall; 44,000 in manufacturing), but so is the unemployment rate (9.9%).  “China’s determination to become the global leader in clean tech has little to do with concerns for the environment and everything to do with jobs.”  Made in America, Chinese owned.  Some analysts believe that the Greek debt crisis will delay a yuan revaluation in China.  Cash-for-caulkers passes the House of Representatives. Over the past six months, China has recorded the largest human-led increase in greenhouse gas emissions in recorded history.  CBO says climate change legislation may reduce jobs in some manufacturing sectors. 

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