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[6 Jun 2013 | 25 Comments | 9,473 views]
Why Wal-Mart’s ‘buy American’ initiative could be significant

KATV-7 — the ABC affiliate in Little Rock — reported today that Bentonville-based Walmart Stores Inc. has pledged to buy $50 billion in goods made or grown in America over the next 10. Wal-Mart also plans to train and provide jobs to 100,000 recently-discharged veterans over the next five years.
Here’s the odd thing — Reuters reported Walmart made those announcements back in January. So, the question must be asked — is KATV just six months behind in its news coverage?
Absolutely not. In fact, one could argue that there can’t be …

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[30 May 2013 | One Comment | 2,050 views]
Motorola to make smartphone in the U.S.

Motorola announced on Thursday that it will release a new smartphone — the Moto X — in October.
Motorola officials have gone on at length about how advanced the Android-based phone will be. For example, Motorola claims the phone will be contextually aware of its surroundings and act accordingly — it can fire up a camera when pulled out of a pocket, behave differently when in a moving car, etc. It’s to be a high-end smartphone competing with the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, …

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[25 Jan 2012 | 7 Comments | 9,305 views]
Rogers shop B LaRue goes all American

A Rogers gift shop owner is on a mission to help America get back to work. Instead of talking about it or telling politicians to do something about it, Beth Cook, owner of B LaRue, is making major changes in how she does business.
B LaRue, a popular gift store that is now located in the Village on the Creeks in Rogers, offers an eclectic selection of gift items and already supports local vendors by selling wares from Arkansas artisans.
Soon, nothing in the shop will be made outside the United States. …

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[2 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,358 views]
Jumping on the ‘Buy American’ bandwagon

One thing that has been reinforced time and time again throughout the “Made in America” series of articles that have appeared here at First Arkansas News is that it can be difficult to find items that are manufactured in this country.
The problem, then, is this — if someone wants to buy American goods in hopes of saving manufacturing jobs in the country and boosting the economy, where can they find the items they want? In response to that problem, we’ve seen more than a few online directories pop up that …

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[29 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | 4,251 views]
Spreading the word — American Made Matters

Remember those “look for the Union label” commercials back in the 1970s and early 1980s?
The group responsible for those ads was the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) as an attempt to bring attention to a phenomenon that was a clear threat to the loss of jobs in that industry — cheap labor available in the third world. So, let’s see if this sounds familiar to anyone — companies were talking about expensive labor, protecting their bottom lines, cutting costs in orders to compete, etc. We all know what happened …

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[23 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,446 views]
The Frank Doolittle Co. — made in America

While there are more than a few American companies willing to wave the flag and proclaim their patriotism, how many times is that banner manufactured in another country?
The Frank Doolittle Co. of Bellevue, Wash., is more than a bit different in that regard. Why? The 12-person company, essentially, buys American-made products and customizes them with logos, emblems and whatever else its clients order. Baseball caps, watches, coffee mugs, shirts and other items are customized to order and, according to vice president Lori Gartner, were primarily manufactured by American, unionized companies.
Gartner …