More on the Rebound in U.S. Manufacturing
From The Economist, an article titled "Rustbelt Recovery," with this sub-title: "Against all the odds, American factories are coming back to life. Thank the rest of the world for that." Here's one key paragraph:
"For the first time in many years, American manufacturing is doing better than the rest of the economy. Manufacturing output tumbled 15% over the course of the recession, from December 2007 to the end of June 2009. Since then it has recovered two-thirds of that drop; production is now just 5% below its peak level."