February 5, 2013 The Xlerator high-speed hand dryer is made almost entirely of U.S.-made parts and manufactured by a small workforce in Massachusetts. But its motor, like almost all nonindustrial motors, is made in Asia — meaning it's very difficult for small manufactured goods to be entirely American made.
February 5, 2013 The Congressional Budget Office expects 1.4 percent growth this year, down from 2.3 percent in 2012. The nation's unemployment rate will likely stay near 8 percent this year.
February 5, 2013 Companies have a powerful incentive to avoid admitting wrongdoing. But some powerful people are pushing back.
February 5, 2013 Michael Dell is in the group buying the computer maker. Analysts say the debt the company is taking on will be another challenge for Dell.
February 5, 2013 Life in Puerto Rico is tougher than ever. The U.S. territory — popularly known as "the island of enchantment" — faces a decaying economy and escalating violent crime rate. Many residents are leaving the island in record numbers and embracing the mainland as home.