Here's an ironic twist: Aided by a favorable exchange rate and affordable labor, the U.S. is...

|By:, SA News Editor

Here's an ironic twist: Aided by a favorable exchange rate and affordable labor, the U.S. is once again becoming a competitive manufacturer of cars and trucks. Hobbled by a stronger yen, Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Nissan (NSANY.PK) are ramping up capacity in their U.S. plants with plans to ship U.S.-made models to Europe, Korea, the Middle East and other parts of the world.