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GE Exec.: Outsourcing Doesn't Mean Lost US Jobs

Robert Siegel talks with John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric and president and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations. Rice is in Washington for part of his company's four-day summit — "American Competitiveness: What Works."
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Obama Hails Master Lock For Bringing Jobs Home

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin on Wednesday. He toured the Master Lock plant, which has recently brought manufacturing jobs back to the US from China. The plant is running at full capacity for the first time in more than a decade.
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Should Facebook's Users Share Its Riches?

When Facebook goes public, the social network will raise up to $100 billion. But the people who produce all of its content — the users — will make nothing. One well-known thinker on the impact of technology on society takes issue with that. Computer scientist Jaron Lanier has a proposal for how Facebook could share the money with its 800 million users.
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Apple's Foxconn Factory Under Labor Audit

Last month, The New York Times revealed a litany of worker abuses at Apple's largest parts supplier, Foxconn in China. Now the worldwide Fair Labor Association is beginning its inspections. Robert Siegel talks to the group's president, Auret Van Heerden, about the audit.
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Auto Dependability Hits 22-Year High In New Study

Toyota and Ford won the most awards in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, which came out today. Vehicles made by Toyota led the way with eight awards, while Ford models received three. In general, vehicle dependability was the best since 1990, J.D. Power says.

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