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Open for Business

For decades, the United States has lost a large number of its manufacturing jobs through outsourcing. Industries have moved overseas for cost savings resulting from lower wages and employment standards, less expensive and less precise methods of production, lower taxes and currency valuation, as well as lax environment standards and regulations…

The Reshoring of Manufacturing in the U.S.
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All That Glitters

Gold mining has a long history, likely stretching as far back as 7000 years, as evidenced by ancient gold artefacts found in Bulgaria. Gold is widely known as the “noblest” of the elements, seen by ancient civilizations as a sign of nobility, power and wealth; not much has changed through the millennia. Gold continues to remain a coveted asset with an intrinsic appeal.

Our Thirst for the Noblest of Elements
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Smart Cities

“A truly ‘smart city’ should also possess other dimensions – it should be a palimpsest of creative, bottom-up civic engagement.” – Professor Carlo Ratti, MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Smart Cities
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Fair Trade in North America

Fair trade is not a new concept to North American consumers. It is one of many certifications for the environmentally and socially conscious shopper. Yet, discussions around fair trade seem to have fallen off the map. As businesses and consumers value increasingly environmentally and socially responsible practices, it is time to reignite the conversation.

Fair Trade in North America

October 19, 2017, 5:03 AM EDT

Wind on the Rise

In the world of renewable energy, wind power is growing fast. It is projected that 10 percent of the energy generated in the United States will come from wind farms by 2020. Offshore wind farms are a relatively new addition to the American energy market, but the technology has been well established in Europe and is now taking off state-side as well.