manufacturing

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China struggles with rising inflation rates

by Jorge Hernandez on July 6, 2011

For the third time this year, China is moving to raise interest rates in order to avoid the risk of high inflation. This marks a potential worry for investors who are relying on China, the world's second-largest economy, to help pull Europe and the United States out of the recession.  In fact, some have already […]

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Manufacturing makes unexpected leap in June

by Adam Russett on July 1, 2011

Perhaps it was one of the most unexpected announcements, particularly given the continuing shockwaves the industry is feeling from the recession, but that doesn't mean that a report's findings were unwelcome – manufacturing experienced a significant boost in the month of June.  In fact, this marks the first time in four months that the field […]

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Unemployment rate higher, despite 244,000 new jobs

by Jorge Hernandez on May 6, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics released figures for April indicating that unemployment had risen from 8.8 percent in March to 9 percent in April. However, 244,000 new jobs were added. The number of new jobs exceeded many analysts' expectations, according to the Los Angeles Times, which cited a forecast of 185,000 jobs as the […]

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April 22 is Earth Day: Start recycling!

by Jorge Hernandez on April 22, 2011

People across the country will be celebrating the 41st anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The environmental awareness day was first held in 1970, founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling has a number of benefits, including job expansion. Some of recycling's benefits […]

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‘Guitar Hero’ Discontinued by Activision Distributor

by Kelly MacNeil on February 10, 2011

Due to increasing licensing and manufacturing costs, 'Guitar Hero' is no longer a profit for its distributor, Activision, and will be discontinued in 2011, according to PC Mag. The 'Guitar Hero' franchise, which premiered in 2005, allows video gamers to simulate playing rock music by using specialized controllers in the shape of guitars. The February […]

Nobel Prize given to duo for work on ultra-thin carbon

by Kelly MacNeil on October 5, 2010

Two Russian-born physicists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their work with ultra-thin flakes of carbon. The New York Times reports that 51-year-old Andre Geim and 36-year-old Konstantin Novoselev took home the $1.4 million prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The pair won the award for their research regarding the […]