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  1. #1
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    Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to manufacture Mac computers in USA

    http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/...rs-in-usa?lite

    Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year, making the comments during an exclusive interview with Brian Williams broadcast Thursday night on NBC’s “Rock Center.” Mac fans will have to wait to see which Mac line it will be because Apple, widely known for its secrecy, left it vague.

    “We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the United States,” Cook told Williams.

    This announcement comes a week after recent rumors in the blogosphere sparked by iMacs inscribed in the back with “Assembled in USA.”................

    The announcement could be good news for a country that has been struggling with an unemployment rate of around 8 percent for some time and has been bleeding good-paying factory jobs to lower-wage nations such as China.........more at link........


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    Good news for jobs.....

    'Made in USA' not just Apple

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/07/smal...Top+Stories%29

    Apple's move isn't surprising. It follows a continuing pattern of American companies bringing manufacturing back home due to rising labor, supply and production costs in China.

    "China isn't cheap anymore. And you also worry about the political risks and the environmental cost of doing business there," said Anderson, whose firm creates consumer drone technology. He moved his company's production out of China two years ago, setting up manufacturing facilities in San Diego and Tijuana.
    More at link....


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

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    We really need a revitalization of manufacturing here in the US - So hope this starts a trend! And hope that they are well-paying jobs for working class and lower income folks, who need it the most.
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    Hooray!

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