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How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?

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How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

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How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

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