Made in America

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Coming Soon: First-Ever US-Made Smartphone

Motorola's Moto X to be assembled in Texas

(Newser) - For the first time, a smartphone will be manufactured in the United States, and Motorola is going to be the company to do it. Moto X, which will be made at a Fort Worth, Texas, plant employing some 2,000 people, will be released before the close of 2013, Motorola... More »

10 'Made in America' Items Still Actually Made Here

These iconic brands haven't moved their manufacturing out yet

(Newser) - Who says America is losing its touch? Well TheStreet did earlier this year, listing 10 iconic American brands now made overseas—like Levi's Jeans, Converse sneakers, and even American Girl dolls. But things aren't all bad, and it is Independence Day. So in the spirit of patriotism, TheStreet... More »

Labor Honcho Proudly Buys Chevy ... Made in Canada

The best-laid plans...

(Newser) - Hilda Solis had good intentions, but... Obama's labor secretary pulled up to a media breakfast yesterday in a brand new set of wheels, having disposed of the standard-issue black limo officials use to get around DC in favor of a silver Chevy Equinox. "What better example could I... More »

'Made In America' Store Makes Buying Patriotic

Owner got ticked off at foreign products, sells only US goods

(Newser) - Outsourcing is a cruel mistress—but for Mark Andol, it also provided a business idea that looks to be taking off. Andol owns the Made in America store in a small New York town on the way to Niagara Falls, and as its name suggests, all 3,000 products are... More »

McCain Goofs on iPhone's Origins

He claims iPads, iPhones 'built in the USA,' but his rep says he knows better

(Newser) - Sen. John McCain slipped up yesterday on This Week when he claimed that iPads and iPhones are built in the good old US of A. McCain was talking about the importance of free trade agreements when he made the error, noting that “it's obviously a recognition of the reality... More »

Just What Is an 'American' Car?

As automakers expand globally, just what helps US economy most?

(Newser) - Lawmakers hoping to give a boost to the American economy by investing in the auto industry might get as much bang for their buck by sinking money into Honda or Toyota as they would Ford, Chrysler, or General Motors, the Wall Street Journal notes. The auto industry has become too... More »

Air Force Picks Foreign Bid to Build Tankers

Northrop Grumman and Airbus will build $40B fleet in France

(Newser) - The Air Force shocked observers yesterday by handing a $40 billion contract to build aerial refueling tankers to a foreign company, the Los Angeles Times reports. Northrop Grumman and Airbus—which plan to build the 179 tankers in France—beat out Washington state's Boeing. Outraged lawmakers from Washington state called... More »

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