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  • [AP/GfK] Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items 'Made in the USA'

    04/14/2016 10:23:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2016 12:39 PM EDT | Josh Boak and Emily Swanson
    The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled “Made in the U.S.A.,” even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. While presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are vowing to bring back millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors, public sentiment reflects core challenges confronting the U.S. economy. Incomes have barely improved, forcing many households to look for the most convenient bargains instead of goods made in America. Employers now seek workers with college degrees, leaving...
  • The rise of 'Made by China' in America

    02/06/2015 10:27:06 AM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feburary 6, 2015 | Heesun Wee
    Later this year along the banks of the James River outside Richmond, Virginia, a paper products maker based in northeastern China will begin construction on a new U.S. manufacturing plant. The factory will churn the region's straw and corn stalks into household products including napkins, tissue and organic fertilizer—all marked "Made in the USA." Shandong Tranlin Paper's new U.S. factory is forecast to generate about 2,000 new jobs by 2020, and is the latest Chinese company to invest in American manufacturing. Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. totaled $12 billion last year, topping $10 billion for the second year...
  • When It Comes to Solar, Buy American

    05/03/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 14 replies ^ | May 3, 2014 | By Brandon Workman
    When It Comes to Solar, Buy American By Brandon Workman |May 3, 2014 CAPS Rating 4/5 Stars $72.15 $0.95 (1.33%)   Last week, the Cleantech Group and Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. co-released their 2013 Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, which tracks clean energy patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The index is meant to depict a trajectory of innovative activity in the clean energy sector. Among its highlights:  Solar, with 965 patents, was the No. 1 technology, overtaking fuel cells. And each year, the technology commands a greater share of patent activity: Image credit: Clean Energy Patent...
  • Gathering Strength For U.S. Manufacturing: Whirlpool Moves Production Of Washers To Ohio From Mexico

    01/09/2014 7:31:06 AM PST · by bigbob · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12-23-13 | Dan Bigman
    A bit more good news for American manufacturing as Whirlpool announced it would move its commercial washing-machine production from Mexico to the United States. According to a press release, Whirlpool will shift production of its commercial front-load machines from Monterrey, Mexico to Clyde, Ohio. At 2.4 million square feet, the Clyde plant is the largest washing-machine factory in the world. Operations are due to begin in April, 2014. The Wall Street Journal first reported the story. Whirlpool said the relocation will make the company more efficient, since 90% of the commercial machines are sold in the U.S. (the rest are...
  • How American Must A Product Be To Be Labeled “Made In The USA”?

    12/13/2013 6:05:06 AM PST · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    theConsumerist ^ | December 11, 2013 | Chris Morran
    As you finish up your holiday shopping this year, you might be feeling the desire to buy American-made products. Any number of things claim to be made in the USA, but that label itself is not an absolute guarantee that what you’re buying was indeed produced stateside. While there are federal standards for what qualifies as “Made in America,” there is no vetting or certification process that goes on before that label can be applied. So a company could slap a made-in-USA sticker on its products and hope it doesn’t get caught, much like E.K. Ekcessories, an outdoor accessories company...
  • Manufacturing In The US Is Making A Historic Comeback

    12/15/2012 10:51:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/15/2012 | Charles Fishman
    For much of the past decade, General Electric’s storied Appliance Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared less like a monument to American manufacturing prowess than a memorial to it. The very scale of the place seemed to underscore its irrelevance. Six factory buildings, each one the size of a large suburban shopping mall, line up neatly in a row. The parking lot in front of them measures a mile long and has its own traffic lights, built to control the chaos that once accompanied shift change. But in 2011, Appliance Park employed not even a tenth of the people it did...
  • We Should Start Supporting American Companies

    07/08/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 46 replies ^ | 7/7/2012 | Brother Bo
    I think it’s time we all started REALLY supporting our OWN country in whatever way we can, I DIDN'T KNOW HALLMARK CARDS WERE MADE IN CHINA ! That is also why Idon't buy cards at Hallmark anymore, They are made in China and are more expensive! I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made inUSA I have been looking at the blenders available on the Internet. Kitchen Aid is MADE IN the US. Top of my list already... Yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99....
  • The story of An American Love Affair

    04/24/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT · by AlaPatriot
    Human Events ^ | April 9, 2012 | Jason Mattera
    Jason Mattera, author of the brand-new book Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama's Biggest Backers, recently interviewed the founder of American Love Affair, and here is an excerpt: “I wanted to create a website that only sells American-made apparel and accessories because, at the end of the day, it’s my tribute to the country that has given me life, liberty, and opportunity,” she told HUMAN EVENTS. “The greatest compliment I could be paid is to be called a patriot."
  • Everything’s Made in China? Not Quite.

    08/13/2011 6:52:27 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 77 replies
    New American ^ | 8/13/11 | Bob Adelmann
    An analysis just released by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco concludes that most of what Americans spend on consumer goods, electronics, clothing, sneakers and the like, stays in America. Surprisingly little comes from China after all. Say the authors: Goods and services from China accounted for only 2.7% of U.S. personal consumption expenditures (PCE) in 2010…Chinese imports make up only a small share of total U.S. consumer spending… Athough globalization is widely recognized these days, the U.S. economy actually remains relatively closed. The vast majority of goods and services sold in the United States is produced here. In...
  • Made in the U.S.A.

    02/07/2011 4:08:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 140 replies ^ | February 7, 2011 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN ECONOMICS AS IN APPAREL, most fashions come and go. But like the navy blazer or the little black dress, bewailing the decline of American manufacturing never seems to go out of style. They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracksForeman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back. So sang Bruce Springsteen in "My Hometown," a hit song from his 1984 album, "Born in the U.S.A.". More than a quarter-century later, that sentiment (if not the song) is as popular as ever."You know, we don't manufacture anything anymore in this country," says Donald Trump...
  • Made in the USA: New Web Site Promotes American Products

    10/15/2009 5:24:31 PM PDT · by jwparkerjr · 32 replies · 2,085+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/09 | Jamie Colby
    In just a month since its official launch, a new Web site MadeInUSA has signed up more than 350,000 U.S.-based companies looking to encourage consumers to "be American and buy American." Creators of the site hope to ensure that as many jobs as possible stay in the U.S. rather than be outsourced overseas. For 50 years now, Mountain and Sackett, a tie manufacturer with a plant in Long Island City, N.Y., has made ties mostly by hand. Some 50 employees, some who have been with the company for decades, stitch meticulously for 40 hours a week. They get health care...
  • Buy American Hurts Most Americans

    09/18/2009 9:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies · 2,894+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 2009 | Daniel Ikenson
    Earlier today, Doug Bandow weighed in with some commentary on the problems that Buy American provisions are creating for both Canadian and American businesses. Let me reinforce his view that such rules are anachronistic and self-defeating with some thoughts from a forthcoming paper of mine about the incongruity between modern commercial reality and trade policies that have failed to keep pace. Even though President Obama implored, “If you are considering buying a car, I hope it will be an American car,” it is nearly impossible to determine objectively what makes an American car. The auto industry provides a famous example,...
  • Depression-era dinnerware keeps maker afloat (Last made in USA)

    09/13/2009 1:59:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 62 replies · 3,031+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2009 | Vicki Smith
    > Yet Fiesta's enduring popularity and strong sales even as consumers cut back are helping to keep struggling Homer Laughlin China Co. afloat. It's the last major dinnerware producer that makes its products in the U.S., as competitors have shut down or moved offshore. >
  • Senate Bill Would Require U.S. Flag Ships to be U.S. Built [Shipping]

    07/10/2009 3:26:58 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies · 1,102+ views
    Journal of Commerce Online ^ | Jul 10, 2009 | R.G. Edmonson
    Five words would change law, have big impact on ocean carriers and shippers All U.S.-flag ships in international commerce would have to be built in the United States if language approved July 9 by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee becomes law. Shippers of government-impelled cargo such as food aid, project or military cargo that require U.S. flag vessels for transport would likely incur higher rates. Experts said it would be impossible to calculate how much, but owners would have to recover the higher relative cost of building a ship in the U.S. The change — spelled out in...
  • What's Made in the USA

    04/20/2009 8:11:36 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 306 replies · 5,103+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | April 19, 2009 | J. Scott Orr
    America still produces more goods than any other country—$1.6 trillion worth, according to the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. While some analysts predict that China will soon overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading producer, America currently accounts for about 20% of all manufacturing output. “We are losing world market share relative to consumer goods, but we continue to have a fairly strong hold on higher-end products like machinery, capital equipment, tractors, and aircraft, as well as chemicals and food,” says Thomas Runiewicz, an economist with IHS Global Insight. Here are the top U.S. products.
  • 'Buy American' rule in U.S. stimulus bill could cost Canada jobs

    01/29/2009 7:12:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 1,578+ views
    CBC ^ | 2009-01-29
    There is unsettling news for Canada in U.S. President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill, or at least in the version approved Wednesday night by the House of Representatives. It says that steel used in public projects under the $819-billion US plan must be made in the United States, an idea likely to cause trade disputes and block sales by Canadian mills. As passed by the House, section 1110 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 says, "None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration,...
  • Lawmakers want flags made only in the U.S.

    01/21/2009 1:40:21 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 31 replies · 774+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | 01.21.09 | Len Lazarick
    In the home state of the Star-Spangled Banner, some lawmakers believe the flags flown here ought to be made in the land of the free and home of the brave, and not some other place -- like China. Harford County lawmakers have put in legislation requiring that any U.S. or Maryland flag displayed on state property must be made in the United States. A second, broader bill would make it a crime to sell an American or Maryland flag made outside the country.
  • 'Made in the USA' label becoming harder to find on shoes as plants close

    12/16/2001 10:35:48 AM PST · by Native American Female Vet · 82 replies · 1,543+ views
    AP | 12/16/01 | David Sharp
    'Made in the USA' label becoming harder to find on shoes as plants close By David Sharp, Associated Press, 12/16/2001 13:29 DEXTER, Maine (AP) Shoppers looking to spend their Christmas dollars on goods carrying the ''Made in the USA'' label could get sore feet if they search for U.S.-made shoes this holiday season. A wave of closings of shoe factories in recent years means well-known Maine brands like G.H. Bass and Cole Haan are now made overseas. And just when it seemed domestic production couldn't sink much lower, Dexter, Saucony and Eastland are shuttering their plants in Maine. ''For all ...
  • 10 inch Fruit Bowl – MADE IN THE USA (and sold by the Dollar Store!)

    05/07/2008 10:55:13 PM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 39 replies · 263+ views
    I saw it with my own eyes | 05-07-2008 | brianbaldwin
    My wife needed a cheap plastic bowl to keep some snacks in for a party held by a local school. And by God, she goes to the Dollar Store to pick one up, and there is a whole shelf of plastic 10 inch fruit bowls – by GOD, all labeled MADE IN THE USA. And these were nice ones. With so much bad news, I just had to share this good news. It is what I want to see. I want to see MADE IN THE USA. I kissed the plastic fruit bowl.
  • How to send your rebate check: (Vanity)

    04/10/2008 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 122 replies · 1,705+ views
    4/10/2008 | Keli Kilohana
    The Bush Administration said each of us would get a rebate check to stimulate the economy. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs, if we purchase a computer it will go to India, if we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, if we purchase a good car it will go to Japan, if we purchase useless stuff it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. We need to keep...
  • Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is (vanity)

    11/23/2007 3:44:32 PM PST · by Lexinom · 104 replies · 368+ views
    <self> | 11/23/2007 | <self>
    Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah FRiends! This is the time of year that is special because is engenders the spirit of giving and selflessness of its sacred origins. Each of us, in his or her own way, has a special place in our heart for this joyful time. As we put others' needs and desires first, as we look forward to the expression of surprise and delight on our loved ones' faces as they receive our gifts, as we peruse the ailes, let us consider the economic import of our duty. Some...
  • Still Made In America

    10/10/2007 1:56:21 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 476+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 9, 2007 | Nirmala Punnusami
    Still Made In America by: Nirmala Punnusami, October 09, 2007 There are the “Jeremiahs,” the prophets of doom, who assert that the manufacturing industry in the United States of America is declining, but panelists Bill Lane, Lloyd Wood, Robert Scott, and Dan Ikenson argued at the Cato Institute on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, that the manufacturing industry is, indeed, “thriving,” as “the revenues, profits, profit rates, return on investments , and exports and imports are all on the rise.” It was Daniel Ikenson who, in his informative paper “Thriving in a Global Economy: The Truth About United States Manufacturing...
  • Major Toy Stores Play Up Products Made in U.S.(Americans work when you buy American made toys!)

    09/27/2007 7:41:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 207+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sep 27, 2007 | Jen Haberkorn
    Toy stores and manufacturers are making it easier to find American-made products after scores of recalls have made some shoppers apprehensive of Chinese-made toys. Stores such as FAO Schwarz and Toys "R" Us have trained their employees about which products are made in the United States so that they can help customers, the companies say. FAO Schwarz also has labeled some of its American- and European-made toy sections in its stores. Its Web site allows shoppers to search for toys based on the country where they were made. And toy makers that manufacture their products in the United States, such...
  • (Vanity) Have you bought anything manufactured in America recently?

    08/28/2007 8:13:56 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 146 replies · 1,978+ views
    Anyone else long overdue ready, for any of our struggling retailers, to take Sam Walton's original concept for a new run? (Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart ... as hard as it may be to believe if you go in a Walmart now, actually started the chain as a place to buy American-made goods) My. How. Things. Change.
  • Zippo Lighters Under Fire

    08/26/2007 6:36:26 PM PDT · by llevrok · 37 replies · 2,539+ views ^ | 8/26/07 | Ray Ellis
    I’m generally not one to place much stock in conspiracy theories, but when an American institution comes under senseless attack from within, it gives me pause to reconsider my cherished beliefs. Events I’ve encountered over the past several weeks have left me no choice but to conclude there’s a conspiracy of hydra-like proportions slithering unnoticed through our country. It’s so far-reaching, it’s almost impossible to unearth its roots. And so insidious, it goes largely unnoticed. One of the last testaments to American ingenuity, the venerable Zippo lighter, is systematically being dismantled by agents working under the auspices of homogenization. The...
  • Laws require flags to be born in USA HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

    07/03/2007 5:29:46 PM PDT · by Dubya · 9 replies · 235+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 03, 2007 | BRIAN BAKST
    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- What's red, white and blue - and made in China? A move is on in state legislatures to ensure that the flags folks will be flying and buying this Independence Day were made on this fruited plain. Minnesota has passed the strongest measure, a new law that goes into effect at year's end requiring every Old Glory sold in state stores to be domestically produced. Violations are a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail. In Arizona, schools and public colleges were required starting July 1 to outfit every classroom from...
  • States Move to Require U.S. Flags are Made in U.S.A.

    07/03/2007 5:31:23 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 22 replies · 501+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2007 | Associated Press
    States Move to Require U.S. Flags are Made in U.S.A. Tuesday, July 03, 2007 ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — At American Legion Post 65, visitors can drop off worn U.S. flags knowing they'll be disposed of with the proper respect. On their way out, they can buy a new 3-by-5 flag for $20 or a 4-by-6-footer for $30. Made in America, of course. "That's our flag. It belongs here in the United States; it should be made in the United States," Air Force veteran Bob Racette said while fingering a flag in a corner of the legion hall bar. By year's end,...
  • Unveils American Made Index

    06/30/2006 3:13:01 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 26 replies · 1,103+ views
    cars.som ^ | 6-30-06 |
    CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As more foreign auto manufacturers open assembly plants in the U.S., the notion of "buying American" has taken on new meaning. With the 4th of July Holiday upon us, has created the American Made Index to help consumers identify the top ten vehicles that are truly the most American in terms of their parts, where they're produced and that are popular with U.S. buyers. As expected, many traditional American manufacturers have made the top ten; however, several Toyota vehicles including the Toyota Camry, Camry Solara and the Siena also made the top ten.
  • The Juggernaut Keeps Rolling (Is Toyota American?)

    01/18/2006 2:56:54 PM PST · by voletti · 59 replies · 2,088+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1/18/06 | Business Week
    Toyota's success grows with each day. Based on the company's long history in the U.S., is it time to stop calling it an import brand? I had hoped to find an appropriate Japanese myth, proverb or quotation to begin this column about the growth and success of Toyota and Lexus in the U.S. last year. But while thinking about it, I began opening the afternoon's deluge of emails when one from the Toyota pressroom caught my attention. The subject heading of it does a far better job of setting-up the success than any myth, proverb or quotation. Simple, straight, strong...the...
  • Wilkow's Made in the USA Shopping Guide

    12/18/2005 8:10:30 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 4 replies · 6,183+ views
    WGY ^ | 12-18-2005 | Andrew Wilkow
    The reason for this shopping guide is not chastise anyone for purchasing what they want or can afford, after all we live in a free market society. It is not a cry of desperation or a call to pass anti-free market laws. This guide is not an endorsement of any one product or company over another. What it is however, is a convenient list of products designed, crafted and produced by Americans for Americans in America (I realize that sounds a little redundant). It also stands to dispel the myth that American made products are more often than not more...
  • Goodyear Tire to Shut Down Plants

    09/23/2005 8:45:30 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies · 669+ views
    Earthlink ^ | September 23, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Friday it will close an undisclosed number of plants in various locations, part of a sweeping restructuring aimed at improving its North American tire business and saving up to $1 billion over the next three years. The Akron, Ohio, company, one of the world's largest tire makers, did not say how many jobs would be affected. It also did not say how many plants it will close or their locations, but added that cutting high-cost capacity will be a key consideration. Goodyear said it plans to cut high-cost manufacturing capacity between...
  • 'Stop buying American' - the initial rumblings of a global campaign?

    08/16/2005 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 10 replies · 244+ views
    TEFL China ^ | 08.16.05 | Dick
    I copied this post off of a TEFL China group on Yahoo. It is from a British English "teacher" in China and well...I'll let his words speak for themself.     I stopped buying American several years ago. I didn't make a big deal of it and I will buy US if there aren't any viable alternatives. Like Pete I've found that a number of friends and colleagues have quietly done the same.   When I started there were occasions when I'd have to ask where the product was from. On hearing that it was American and saying "No, sorry,...
  • The Economics of Flag waving

    07/03/2005 5:15:44 AM PDT · by voletti · 3 replies · 285+ views
    Business Week ^ | 03 jul 2005 | Business Week
    At a time when the Stars and Stripes is often foreign-made, here's how some patriotic entrepreneurs try to keep the item domestic Though selling flags might seem like an obvious career choice for someone whose great-grandmother's maiden name was Flag and whose grandfather was born on Flag Day, Kyle Laukus never intended to be a peddler of patriotic wares. But after his Michigan-based art gallery went under in the early 1980s, a friend found him a gig selling flagpoles in Texas. Though skeptical of making the move from fine art to flags, Laukus reluctantly took the position, assuring himself that...
  • NEW VEHICLE REVIEWS -All 3 Hyundai Sonata Models Are Alabama Built

    06/26/2005 7:28:28 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 66 replies · 2,114+ views
    WT ^ | 6/24/05 | Frank Aukofer
    ... Hyundai, the South Korean vehicle manufacturer, also qualifies. The company started in the United States about two decades ago, and it had an initial rush, selling economy cars at less than economy prices. ...There are three Sonata models, all built in a new plant in Montgomery, Ala. The base GL starts at $18,495, and includes a high level of standard equipment: electronic stability control, antilock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, side air bags and side-curtain air bags, remote locking, cruise control, air conditioning, an audio system with CD and MP3 player capability, power windows and heated outside mirrors...
  • No longer 'Made in America'

    06/21/2005 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 83 replies · 2,448+ views
    The Times Herald-Record ^ | June 21, 2005 | Caitlin Kiernan
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.Patriotic shoppers have little choice The American flags we wave at parades. Those yellow, car decals that say, "Support the Troops." Even George Bush's "Made in America" baseball cap, the one only the commander in chief wears. (Backdrop Hides `Made in China' Labels) All products NOT made in America. It wasn't that long ago that "Look for the union label" was both an annoying TV jingle we couldn't get out of our heads and an anthem for American shoppers. Now? Well, now we hardly even look to see if a product we...
  • 'Buy American' Provisions Return for More Congressional Debate

    06/04/2005 12:24:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 340+ views
    FNC ^ | June 4, 2005 | Liza Porteus
    WASHINGTON — Not only should consumers show their patriotism by buying products made in the U.S.A., but the federal government's defense and homeland security agencies should too, say some lawmakers hoping to force compliance through legislation.
  • Buying American is darn near impossible; how will we live out of balance?

    05/19/2005 12:01:32 PM PDT · by manny613 · 4 replies · 346+ views
    Alan Greenspan visits my dreams. He appears to me more frequently than perhaps is healthy. Several times I swore I saw the Fed chairman with a beer on the beach. Many people nurse rich fantasy lives. Mine involves Alan Greenspan.
  • 'Made in the USA' a dying phrase?

    01/31/2005 8:54:52 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 53 replies · 1,270+ views ^ | January 31, 2005 | Lauren Weber ,Staff Correspondent
    CHERAW, S.C. - The spinning frames at the Cheraw Yarn Mills still hum 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The mint-green machines still turn out more than 4 million pounds of thread each month, destined for bras made by Vanity Fair, home furnishings covered with Richloom fabrics and the Soffe-brand cheerleading shorts worn by American girls everywhere. The mill, in this tiny South Carolina town, is one of the last survivors of a U.S. industry that's been decimated over the past 10 years by apparel makers' quest for cheap materials and cheap labor overseas. Now, at the dawn...
  • Bush campaign gear made in Burma

    03/30/2004 6:32:29 PM PST · by foreverfree · 8 replies · 148+ views
    Newsday ^ | 3/18/2004 | Lauren Weber
    [snip]The official merchandise Web site for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign has sold clothing made in Burma, whose goods were banned by Bush from the U.S. last year to punish its military dictatorship. [snip]
  • Bush campaign gear made in Burma

    03/19/2004 11:30:46 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 35 replies · 344+ views ^ | 3/18/04 | LAUREN WEBER
    <p>The official merchandise Web site for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign has sold clothing made in Burma, whose goods were banned by Bush from the U.S. last year to punish its military dictatorship.</p> <p>The merchandise sold on includes a $49.95 fleece pullover, embroidered with the Bush-Cheney '04 logo and bearing a label stating it was made in Burma, now Myanmar. The jacket was sent to Newsday as part of an order that included a shirt made in Mexico and a hat not bearing a country-of-origin label.</p>
  • US chicken exports rise - bird flu - US #1 poultry exporter, mass asian poultry cull

    01/28/2004 6:11:07 PM PST · by Logical Extinction · 38 replies · 2,759+ views
    US chicken exports rise as Asian bird flu spreads (Reuters) By K.T. Arasu U.S. chicken exports to Asia have begun rising to fill a supply gap as a bird flu virus strikes down millions of chickens from Pakistan to Japan, industry sources said on Monday. The chicken sales come at a time when the $3.2 billion U.S. beef export sector remains locked down after top importers like Japan banned beef from the United States, following the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, disclosed on Dec. 23. Thailand, the world's fourth-largest poultry exporter, has been hit hard by the virus,...
  • Is it really made in America? - Many `American' products made overseas

    12/16/2003 10:24:39 AM PST · by Willie Green · 65 replies · 3,319+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | 2003-12-16 | Greg Barrett -- Gannett News Service
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON -- The kitschy Made In America store inside Washington's Union Station isn't all its name suggests. The retailer bedecked in red, white and blue sells American flag earrings made in China. Ditto for the American flag luggage tag. Made In America's glow-in-the-dark FBI T-shirt? Made in Honduras. The United States Special Forces T-shirt? Mexico. A store tag stamped Made In America can be a misnomer -- and a hollow claim in this age of annual $500 billion U.S. trade deficits. Even Made In America's commander in chief baseball cap is...
  • How hard is it to buy American?

    11/30/2003 6:20:08 AM PST · by sarcasm · 51 replies · 1,491+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | November 30, 2003 | CHRIS SERRES
    In a shoe store in Williamston, Richard Bir rested his weary legs and accepted defeat. The real estate appraiser, who had sworn never to buy foreign-made shoes, had just asked the salesman to retrieve a pair made in Mexico. The $49 purchase ended a two-week odyssey in which Bir roamed the aisles of five department stores in three cities, including Smithfield and Greenville, in search of dress shoes made in the United States. "I believe in buying American products, but it's getting tougher and tougher to find them," Bir said. This Thanksgiving weekend, millions of Americans are pouring into malls...
  • Need Christmas Gift Suggestion for Soldier

    11/29/2003 8:39:30 PM PST · by RepubMommy · 26 replies · 874+ views
    For those of your that have experience with the military, I need a good gift idea for my brother. He is currently training in Fort Huachuca, AZ and is coming home for 2 weeks ofr the Christmas holiday. Preferably something that he can use over there and that is within guidelines. Thanks in advance.
  • In China, 'Made in the U.S.A.' will be latest imprint

    10/31/2003 9:06:37 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 8 replies · 165+ views
    Newark Star Ledger (AP) ^ | 10/31/2003 | Joe McDonald
    <p>BEIJING -- China is going on a shopping spree in the United States, hoping to ease trade tensions before Premier Wen Jiabao visits Washington in December, American officials say.</p> <p>The effort comes amid mounting U.S. pressure for Beijing to meet market-opening pledges and ease a trade surplus with the United States that hit $103 billion last year.</p>
  • Buy American

    07/28/2003 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 47 replies · 1,577+ views
    self | 7/28/2003 | Martin O'Reilly
    How many Freepers are riding around in foreign build cars or truck? I often see bumper stickers saying "Proud to be American" tagged to Kias and Toyotas. Isn't it time for patriots to drive American made vechicles?
  • Hiking/Hunting Boots: American Made

    03/29/2002 10:01:56 AM PST · by Dead Dog · 78 replies · 7,486+ views
    self | 03-29-02 | Dead Dog
    I'm looking for sources of quality, American Made, hiking and hunting boots. Any suggestions?