Far from the noise of the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton brawl are painful examples of what this presidential campaign should be about: people struggling to raise their families out of poverty, send their kids to school and survive day to day.
On the brink of a new, post-bankruptcy beginning, Detroit is really two cities. One is comprised of wealthy enclaves linked to a compact, rapidly redeveloping downtown. The other is made up of the rest of the 139-square-mile urban expanse, populated by longtime residents who have fought for decades to survive in an environment that has become increasingly uninhabitable.
A decade ago, as the United States hemorrhaged manufacturing jobs, the federal government considered reclassifying fast food as a manufacturing industry.
We still make a lot of stuff in the United States of America, and one of the good things about this election is that it is likely to be decided in the nation's industrial heartland.
The eurozone is headed for another recession as its economic output shrinks again in 2012’s third quarter, economists say.
Is it a case of murder, or has the Western economy deliberately, if unwittingly, attempted suicide and nearly succeeded?
Our government already favors certain industries -- finance and defense, among them. President Obama should identify the parts of the private sector that share an interest in reducing the dreadful inequalities that have metastasized over nearly four decades.
The world's biggest automaker is in even bigger trouble. Following an earlier recall of 4.2 million vehicles and a second recall of 2.3 million, Toyota is suspending sales of eight models and halting production at five plants in North America. (continued)