smaller companies are using robots
May 20, 2011 11:11 AM Subscribe
Made in America: small businesses buck the offshoring trend - "For US manufacturing to make sense, factories must make extensive use of automation. That's getting easier, given that the cost of robots with comparable capabilities has decreased precipitously in the past two decades."
- Does corporate America kowtow to China? - "multinationals profit hugely from China and have less incentive to rock the boat... the problem for U.S. multinationals is that the focus on short-term profit easily outweighs long-term worries"
- Capitalism, Unvarnished - "Working undercover, Daisey saw the nets that had been erected to catch suicidal workers who jumped off the building. He met workers whose spines had started to fuse together from 12-hour or 16-hour shifts. He met 12-year-olds who assembled iPhones and iPads."
- Explosion Kills 2 at Foxconn Plant - "A large explosion ripped through a Foxconn high-tech plant in southwestern China Friday night, killing at least two people at a facility that is reported to manufacture iPads."
- China's High-Speed Trains Coming Off the Rails - "China's expanding network of ultramodern high-speed trains is coming under growing scrutiny over costs and because of concerns that builders ignored safety standards in the quest to build faster trains in record time"
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