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U.S. toymaker pledges to never to go to China

American Plastic Toys is a manufacturing anomaly. Nearly 90% of all toys sold in America are made in China. But for the last 55 years, American Plastic Toys has been making toys in Walled Lake, Michigan, a bucolic lakeside city 32 miles northwest of Detroit. “We’ve been in business since ...

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AT&T agrees to bring 3,000 jobs back to U.S.

AT&T has agreed to bring 3,000 outsourced jobs home to the U.S. The union that represents AT&T workers, the Communications Workers of America, said Thursday that it’s reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Southwest — a regional landline arm of the company — that includes a commitment to hire American ...

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This plastic toilet could save lives

Jasmine Burton helped design an inexpensive, portable plastic toilet to address the lack of basic sanitation around the world. Everybody poops. But not everyone has access to a toilet. “It’s shocking that this basic necessity is unavailable to nearly half of the world,” said Jasmine Burton, founder and president of ...

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