New Balance Athletic Shoes: Made in the USA — But for How Long?

It has been difficult getting U.S. companies to make items like consumer electronics and apparel-related products in the USA, often because of higher costs here.  A few months ago, we blogged about Apple’s decision to do more iMac manufacturing in the United States. With this in mind, how far should we go to support the LAST American-made […]

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Making iMacs in the USA?

After a lot of negative publicity generated by the poor labor practices of at least one of its Chinese suppliers, Apple is now considering making iMacs in the United States. As noted by CBS MarketWatch: “In what would be a major departure from its previous manufacturing practices, Apple appears to be assembling some iMacs in […]

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A New Google Product Strategy: Born in the U.S.A.!!

As John Markoff reports in the New York Times: “Etched into the base of Google’s new wireless home media player that was introduced on Wednesday is its most intriguing feature. On the underside of the Nexus Q is a simple inscription: ‘Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.’ ‘We’ve been absent for so long, we decided, […]

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