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BOOK BIZ: China's rapid changes sweep

Expect to see and hear more about this book because it’s good and it’s about China, which as we all know, is the 800-pound gorilla in the world. There are people who’re fascinated by all things China. I’ve never been among their number, but all of us need to keep a look out at the vast changes in this large ...

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It will be ideas that solve problems created by new technology

The Associated Press recently moved a provocative series about the changing landscape for jobs in the United States. It made a good case that middle-class jobs eliminated by technology and the recession aren’t coming back. This is not the first time to hear such dire warnings. Imagine the fuss in the horse carriage industry 100 years ago as it tried ...

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Growth, like alcohol, is best in moderation

By Brian Sullivan The U. S. recovery since 2009 has been muted. In fact it is the slowest recovery since World War II. The slow pace has meant fewer new jobs created and a higher unemployment rate. Economists’ expectations for the remainder of this year and next are for more slow growth. Slow growth is not all bad. Slow growth ...

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Mississippi getting the nod in reshoring decisions

Florida-based HVAC equipment maker AirGuide Manufacturing’s recent announcement that it would shift a handful of factory jobs from Mexico to Clarksdale hardly moved the needle on the news meter. But watchers in Mississippi of America’s “reshoring” effort noticed. They took AirGuide’s relocation decision as another sign of a coming “convergence” by which the cost of operating outside the United States ...

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Report: U.S. economy will depend on trillion-dollar Hispanic ‘niche’

The explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population should be making consumer-products companies rich, but instead, it is leaving them confused. The U.S. Latino community, already a $1 trillion annual consumer market comprising 52 million people (out of a total U.S. population of 311 million), is on course to grow by another 50 percent in buying power by 2015. While ...

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Neyart uneasy about import fees on solar panels

Tom Neyhart, president of Green Grants LLC, a New Orleans solar installation firm, said it’s too early to tell what impact a recent U.S. Commerce Department decision to levy import fees on solar panels made in China will have on his business. But he can’t help but feel uneasy about the decision. Green Grants works mostly with low- to middle-income ...

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Coming home, part 2- "Reshoring" could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia State is feeling its effects. ...

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Manufacturers say China too pricey

Simple arithmetic drove North Carolinian Bruce Cochrane to start making furniture in the Tar Heel State instead of China. The fifth-generation furniture maker’s calculations convinced him he could not afford to make furniture in China, where he had spent the last 10 years as a furniture manufacturing consultant and had witnessed rising costs and declining quality. Cochrane relaunched his family’s ...

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Read April 2 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — “Total 180” NOAA spring flood forecast welcome news for everyone. By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>LEGISLATURE: “A tale of two Highway 9’s”: — by Clay Chandler >> ANALYSIS Reshoring, Part 2: Manufacturing pendulum could be swinging in state’s direction— by Ted Carter >> LABOR: Is China getting too pricey to afford— by Ted Carter >> ...

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