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The revival in U.S. manufacturing isn't yet showing up in the numbers, says Daniel Meckstroth,...

The revival in U.S. manufacturing isn't yet showing up in the numbers, says Daniel Meckstroth, noting plant closings continue to outnumber new openings (data is only through 2012 Q2). News about the occasional return of a plant from overseas makes for a nice headline, but there's nothing in the data showing it's more than a trickle, he says.
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  • wigit5
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    Even if energy costs go down in the US its hard to compete with slave labor...
    4 Feb 2013, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • LumiaMan
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    manfuc never cominf back, why you even think it would?
    4 Feb 2013, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Hall
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    Numbers of factories are beside the point. The value of their production is what matters. Ten older small, outdated factories are worth one new state-of-the-art factory.
    4 Feb 2013, 02:35 PM Reply Like
  • The Patriot
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    Potentially lower energy costs, increased transportation costs,
    political stability,decreasing union influence, to name a few.
    4 Feb 2013, 02:37 PM Reply Like
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