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Saving Connecticut’s Manufacturing Legacy

Author: Joseph Lieberman
Foreign Affairs

Senator Lieberman calls for "strong federal action" to keep manufacturing jobs from going overseas, including: strengthening trade agreement enforcement, providing tax credits to companies that keep jobs in the United States, and enacting "fair currency" legislation to penalize countries that unfairly manipulate the value of their currency.

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CEO Speaker Series, "American Revival: A Conversation with Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc."

Fundamental fiscal challenges and a fragmented political system are fueling concerns about the United States as an investment destination. Yet, Volkswagen, an iconic brand worldwide, is nearing completion of a billion-dollar U.S. manufacturing plant in Tennessee, with a production goal of 150,000 vehicles annually. Mr. Browning shares his views on his company's aggressive investment in the United States as well as the future of manufacturing, the global automobile market, and other topics.

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Must Read Author: Steve Chapman

Steve Chapman writes that President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Rick Santorum agree about the wrong thing, and that by easing the tax burden of manufacturers at the expense of other companies, politicians encourage the superstition that the former are more valuable than the latter.

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