Chinese Maker of Ivanka Trump’s Shoes Looks for Cheaper Labor

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Shoes on a conveyor belt in Dongguan. Many Huajian workers have complained about excessive hours and are seeking higher pay. Credit Gilles Sabrié for The New…


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Immigrants Keep an Iowa Meatpacking Town Alive and Growing

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Spread the loveTweet His wife, Mayela, works from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pork plant, earning $18 an hour, before handling the register at Valentina’s until the early…


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Apple Announces $1 Billion Fund to Create U.S. Jobs in Manufacturing

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Spread the loveTweet Carrier, a furnace maker that had been excoriated by Mr. Trump for potentially outsourcing jobs to Mexico, decided to keep 800 of 1,400 jobs in Indianapolis. SoftBank,…


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A Hardware Renaissance Grows in Brooklyn — and Elsewhere

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Spread the loveTweetNew Lab, a public-private partnership, opened the doors to the 84,000-square-foot space last June. It now hosts 80 companies across a range of industries and in various stages…


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G.M. Operations in Venezuela Are Seized as Protests Swell

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Spread the loveTweet The particulars of the dispute were murky. Venezuelan news reports said the seizure stemmed from a lawsuit that dated from the early 2000s with a company in…


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Books of The Times: In ‘Janesville,’ When the G.M. Plant Closed, Havoc Followed

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Spread the loveTweet “Give us Cavaliers,” he begs. “Give us pickups.” Any model other than the unpopular SUVs the plant is currently churning out, he means. “You know you’ll destroy…


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