Manufacturing moving from China to US: survey

Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:56
Washington (AFP) - Large manufacturers are increasingly moving production back to the United States from China, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group released Thursday. In the third annual survey of US-based senior executives at manufacturing companies with annual sales of at least $1 billion, the number of respondents who said their companies were currently reshoring to the US from China increased 20 percent from a year ago.
Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says
Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:29
View gallery.Amber Vinson is helped on to an air ambulance in Dallas last week. (Reuters/KXAS-TV) DALLAS – Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said Wednesday night. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” read a statement from…
PM: 'Canada will never be intimidated'
Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:29
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria. "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in a nationally televised address hours after a masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war…
Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:28
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease.
Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states in September
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:52
The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose in 8 states and were unchanged in 11 states. That is the smallest number of states to see an increase since April. Employers added jobs in 39 states and cut jobs in 10. South Dakota's job count changed little. States can gain jobs but may not see their unemployment rates fall if more people start looking for work. People aren't counted as unemployed unless they are…
White House on lockdown after latest fence jumper
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:51
Last Updated Oct 22, 2014 8:27 PM EDT WASHINGTON - The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller reported the unidentified individual jumped the fence about 7:16 along the White House North Lawn and is now in custody. It's the 7th fence jumping incident this year according to the Secret Service. "The individual was immediately taken into custody on the North lawn of the…
Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:26
WASHINGTON ― The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. Freedom Partners Action Fund is releasing new TV ads Wednesday in Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Arkansas and Alaska. Each 30-second ad begins with a few bullet-point criticisms of the Democratic candidate in that particular state ― often delivered…
Obama "cautiously more optimistic" on U.S. Ebola response
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:49
WASHINGTON -- After an initial response marked by missteps, President Obama said Wednesday that he is "cautiously more optimistic" about the government's handling of domestic Ebola cases. "The public health infrastructure and systems that we are now putting in place ... should give the American people confidence that we're going to be in a position to deal with any additional cases of Ebola that might crop up without it turning into an outbreak," the president…
Obama: U.S. stands "side by side" with Canada after shootings
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:49
October 22, 2014, 5:46 PM|President Obama addresses the series of shootings in Ottawa, Canada's capital, that claimed a Canadian soldier's life on Wednesday.
Obama "cautiously more optimistic" about U.S. Ebola response
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:49
October 22, 2014, 5:39 PM|President Obama provides an update on the efforts to contain the Ebola virus at home and abroad, and he discusses the health of two U.S. nurses infected with the virus.
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