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Manufacturing

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tucson Courts Tesla Motors With Bid For New Battery Factory

City officials confirmed Sunday that they have made a bid for electric-car maker Tesla Motors to consider Tucson for the site of a massive battery factory that would employ 6,500 people.

03/09/2014

(Tesla Motors)

Fremont: Silicon Valley-Area Hub Becomes Factory Town

Welcome to Fremont, a nondescript suburb of 217,000 tucked in the high-tech region between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley where something unique is happening: manufacturing.

05/18/2013

Apple Introduces Latest iPad

Apple To Build Some Macs In U.S. Beginning Next Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the company will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac computers to the United States next year.

12/06/2012

The NUMMI Factory

U.S. Manufacturing Shrinks To Weakest Level In 3 years

U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, one month after the Great Recession ended.

12/03/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Opinion: Auto Manufacturing Is Back In America. Obama Was Right, Romney Was Wrong.

Auto manufacturing is back in America – especially in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania because President Obama made the politically risky decision to bailout the auto industry after bailing out the banks. It was a decision that worked. Obama was right, Romney was wrong. So Romney is now in full lying mode. He is trying to retroactively re-write the wrongs in his writings.

10/29/2012

A shuttered Saturn dealership (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Auto Bailout Wasn’t A Safe Financial Deal For America

Yes, it’s great that all turned out well for the auto workers, but it is absolutely horrendous to know that the American taxpayers via President Obama’s actions could have been left standing for billions of dollars – and still might.

10/29/2012

(CBS)

Oakland’s Laney College Helping To Fill Expected Manufacturing Openings

A study by the Boston Consulting group finds that the U.S. manufacturing industry faces a serious skilled labor shortage. The new report says the shortage isn’t a big deal right now but it will balloon by the end of the decade from 80,000 to 100,000 to 875,000.

10/23/2012

(CBS)

East Bay Community Colleges Receive Major Federal Job Training Grant

The nearly $15 million grant will be used to train unemployed workers for jobs in high tech manufacturing and engineering.

09/21/2012

A closed factory in a working class neighborhood (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Talks Tough On China But Romney And Bain Bought Chinese Factory

Mitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased a factory in China that took on the demand from outsourcing from other US companies. So they profited by increasing profits from companies they owned by shipping jobs overseas and they profited from other companies shipping jobs overseas by doing the work that used to be done in cities and towns across America.

09/17/2012

An office worker sit at her desk cubicle, computer, jobs, unemployment, employment

Silicon Valley CEO Questions Strength Of Current Boom

Although Google, Facebook, Zynga and many other tech companies have been on hiring sprees lately, at least one executive has questioned how strong Silicon Valley’s latest boom cycle really is.

09/13/2012

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