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Articles in U.S. Economy and Self Improvement

Marsh: 5 reasons to be upbeat on world's economy

by David Marsh, Special for USA TODAY (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) on

Gloom will be on plentiful display in Washington this week when finance ministers and central bankers from around the world gather for economic parleying. The International Monetary Fund, which hosts its spring meetings with the World Bank, has warne... Read full article

Parking Space May Be Final Frontier in the Sharing Economy

by BY SEAN ELDER on

It has been estimated that at any given moment, one out of five cars driving around a city is looking for parking. Take San Francisco (please!); in this famously parking-challenged city, it’s estimated that 30% of cars on the street are hunting for s... Read full article

New Research Reveals the Personality Traits of Top-Performing Sales Reps

by by Leslie Ye (Phone: Hubspot) on

Salespeople can make or break an organization. Do you have the next big idea? Great. But if you don’t have someone on your team who can sell it, your idea might be dead in the water.... Read full article

Manufacturers hope to enlist young adults

by Joshua Silavent (Photo Credit: ERIN O. SMITH/The Times) on

Arielle Holland, 18, a Johnson High School senior, heat shrinks over connectors on 26A thermostats Thursday at Baldor Electric. The Chamber of Commerce launched a new workforce development program, which seeks to get high school students interested i... Read full article

Manufacturing renaissance lost

by ROBERT ATKINSON and ADAMS NAGER on

Are happy days here again for American manufacturing? Optimists say yes: High global shipping costs, rising Chinese wages and a domestic shale gas boom are bringing appliance manufacturing back to Kentucky, creating automotive jobs in Tennessee and ... Read full article

Why the US Economy Is Strong Relative to Other Economies

by Russ Koesterich, CFA on

We have been seeing countervailing forces are pulling stocks in opposite directions. Next to more evidence that the U.S. economy is improving, we are seeing several signs of slowing growth outside the United States: weak import/export data from China... Read full article

Officials Talk Economic Relationships at US-China Forum

by CAROLINA I. PORTELA-BLANCO on

Keynote speakers at the Harvard US-China Economic Forum stressed the importance of building economic relationships abroad, as well as fostering connections among domestic groups, on Saturday in Northwest Labs.... Read full article

President Obama Launches Competition for New Textiles-Focused Manufacturing Innovation Institute

by The White House on

FACT SHEET: President Obama Launches Competition for New Textiles-Focused Manufacturing Innovation Institute; New White House Supply Chain Innovation Initiative; and Funding to Support Small Manufacturers... Read full article

5 Reasons Bill Clinton Says U.S. Manufacturing Will Grow and Prosper

by Drew Greenblatt (Photo Credit: Dave Bohrer) on

Improving America's policies towards factories is critical to foster a strong middle class... Read full article

Wal-Mart supplier event duo set in Arkansas

by Chris Bahn (Photo Credit: Elise Amendola/Associated Press) on

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will combine its open call for suppliers and its U.S. Manufacturing Summit into one event this year and host it in Arkansas.... Read full article

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