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Report: The Rising—and Falling—Stars of Global Manufacturing

It is no secret rising labor and other costs have hampered what was once China’s unstoppable drive to make every widget the world could ever use.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/22/report-the-rising-and-falling-stars-of-global-manufacturing/?mod=WSJBlog

Economists React: China’s Manufacturers On A Roll

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China’s manufacturing sector hasn’t had an easy time recently, battered by worries about a slowing economy at home and declining competitiveness on international markets.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/01/economists-react-chinas-manufacturers-on-a-roll/?mod=WSJBlog

Maps: Health Care, Social Assistance Top Industries in Most States

A combination of health care and social assistance now rank as the dominant industry in most American states, surpassing manufacturing and—for a spell—retail trade as the top industries in decades past, according to a new government report.
The Labor Department this week released an animated map showing how the top industry in each state changed from 1990 to last year, the most recent data available. The change in the map is striking.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/07/30/maps-health-care-social-assistance-top-industries-in-most-states/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things to Watch in Wednesday’s U.S. GDP Report

Economists early Wednesday will get their first peek at how the U.S. economy fared in the second quarter, an important gauge of where the country is heading after the abrupt downturn earlier this year.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/07/29/5-things-five-things-to-watch-in-wednesdays-u-s-gdp-report/?mod=blogmod
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