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The Takeaway

So You Want a Career in Manufacturing?

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the latest installment of The Takeaway’s Job Fair series, we consider what a future career in manufacturing might look like. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fight Against Climate Change, The Future of Manufacturing, and America's Top Female CEO

Monday, September 22, 2014

            

The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting to Keep Manufacturing in America

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How the Bassett Furniture Company of Virginia, once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer, struggled against cheap Asian imports and managed to keep building in America.

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WNYC News

Is this Town Big Enough for (Affordable) Housing AND Industry?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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What good is affordable housing without good jobs too? Not good at all, say advocates.

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WNYC News

De Blasio To Fashion Industry: I'm One of You

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The fashion industry may have found a champion in Bill de Blasio, as the new mayor kicks off his first Fashion Week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Buyers and Sellers Weigh In On Etsy's Policy Change

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In January, Etsy will start to allow sellers with approval to partner with manufacturers to produce their products.

 

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The Takeaway

New Tech Shines Light on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains

Friday, October 25, 2013

KnowTheChain.org is an online resource that lists which businesses have a policy against human rights abuses in their supply chains. Lori Bishop, director of investments at Humanity United, says its the first step in a long-term strategy to engage businesses in a dialogue about human trafficking. Also on the market: apps that allow consumers to examine a company's ethical practices before making a purchase. Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City, joins The Takeaway to discuss these apps.

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The Takeaway

August Jobs Report: 169,000 Jobs Created, Unemployment Dips To 7.3 Percent

Friday, September 06, 2013

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report, which shows the economy added 169,000 jobs last month. In addition to adding jobs, the unemployment rate dipped, though only to 7.3 percent. WNYC's Business and Economic Editor, Charlie Herman, joins The Takeaway to explain what these numbers mean and how the Fed might react.

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WNYC News

Celebrated Piano Maker Steinway To Be Sold To Hedge Fund

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paulson & Co., a hedge fund that made a fortune betting against the housing market, is now putting a bet on Steinway, the 160-year old piano maker.

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New Tech City

Brooklyn Navy Yard's Future As Manufacturing Center

Friday, May 10, 2013

There was a time when ships launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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WNYC News

Bangladesh Building Collapse Raises Questions About Fashion Supply Chain

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Dozens of laborers killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh last week were laid to rest Wednesday in a mass funeral.

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New Tech City

Made in America Phonebook

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the manufacturing sector to bounce back in the U.S. after years of shrinking, one thing that will come in handy is a directory for domestic manufacturers and small businesses to find one another.  A New York City startup is now hoping to bridge that gap.

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New Tech City

The Future of "Made in America"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A New York City-based website is using new technology to help sustain and even grow America’s industrial base.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: The Return of Manufacturing?

Friday, April 19, 2013

At the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, one company is making ergonomic spoons for babies that might just represent the future of manufacturing in the U.S. 

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Making Energy Independence A Reality

Friday, March 22, 2013

Politicians for years have been calling for the U.S. to end its dependence on foreign oil.  Well, that time could be fast approaching. Now what?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The American Dream in Detroit

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Charlie LeDuff, son of Detroit, former New York Times reporter, T.V. reporter for Detroit's Fox2 News and author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, talks about what the story of Detroit can tell us about the past and future of American manufacturing, and what lessons can be learned.

 

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Will Manufacturing Rescue the Economy?

Friday, February 08, 2013

The rising cost of labor in China, high-tech robots, and even 3D printing are bringing manufacturing operations back to the United States. But will it guarantee more jobs for American workers?

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WNYC News

Portrait of a Gun Manufacturing Town

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

When New York passed a wave of new gun-control laws in January, it outlawed a type of assault rifle made just over an hour's drive from the state capital.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Do Americans Care If It's Made in the USA?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Grey is the new black when it comes to post-Turkey shopping. In a growing phenomenon known as "Grey Thursday," more of the largest U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day, offering consumers deals a day earlier than Black Friday.

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The Takeaway

Credit for Northeast Ohio's Economic Boom Not a Given for Obama

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ohio is on the economic mend — the Lordstown GM plant is humming, along with a brand new billion-dollar steel plant and the discovery of shale natural gas — but can Obama claim credit? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich talked with workers and undecided voters on this battleground to find out.

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