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  • The New 'Buy American' Movement

    Michael O'Hanlon

    Trade, United States

    The U.S. government can help create a "buy American" wave by creating an online database where consumers can seek information about domestic products.

    How can an American consumer who is interested in supporting and shoring up U.S. manufacturing figure out what to buy? The good old days of looking for the “Made in America” tag never really worked very well except for when a person was shopping for clothes at a store, and those tags are pretty much over in...

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    While recent retail spending data was marginally disappointing, recent Bank of America aggregate credit and debit card data showed a strong back-to-school shopping season which in the past has had a strong correlation with year-end consumer spend.

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