AP Economics Writer
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Today in Manufacturing Podcast
Today in Manufacturing has a new podcast brought to you by the editors of Industrial Media. In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward.
Jun 13th, 2022
Where Are the Workers?
Cutting off jobless aid failed to spur an influx.
Oct 25th, 2021
$15 Wage Becomes a Norm
Businesses are struggling to fill enough jobs to meet surging demand from consumers.
Jul 28th, 2021
Ford Move Suggests Working from Home Will Outlast Virus
About 30,000 of its employees worldwide who have worked from home can continue to do so indefinitely.
Mar 17th, 2021
Biden Directive Expands Jobless Aid to More Unemployed
The program would cover Americans who turned down job offers over inadequate virus measures.
Feb 26th, 2021
Unemployment Claims Fall to 779,000, but Job Cuts Grind On
Hiring has weakened for six straight months.
Feb 4th, 2021
Damaged Economy, but Signs of Hope Emerging
The U.S. has some 10 million fewer jobs than a year ago, and as many as one in 6 small businesses has shut down.
Jan 22nd, 2021
US Unemployment Claims Slip to Still-High 787,000
Many employers are still cutting jobs as the pandemic tightens business restrictions and leads consumers to stay home.
Jan 7th, 2021
Biden Names Economic Team as Pandemic Threatens Workers
All are outspoken supporters of more government stimulus spending to boost growth.
Dec 1st, 2020
Another Daunting Crisis Awaits Yellen at Treasury
Janet Yellen served on the Federal Reserve's policymaking committee during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Nov 24th, 2020
Controversial Fed Nominee Stalls in Senate
Judy Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and was opposed by two GOP senators.
Nov 19th, 2020
Senate Set to Vote on Controversial Fed Pick
Economists and former Fed officials have criticized her past positions, including her support of the gold standard.
Nov 13th, 2020