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Bustling S.C. plant shows how Chinese mills are returning jobs to U.S.

charlotteobserver.com — Twenty-five years ago, Ni Meijuan earned $19 a month working the spinning machines at a vast textile factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Now at the Keer Group's cotton mill in South Carolina, which opened in April about six miles south of Ballantyne, Ni is training U.S.

Chinese textile mills are now hiring in places where cotton was king

Chinese textile mills are now hiring in places where cotton was king

cnbc.com — Once the epitome of cheap mass manufacturing, textile producers from formerly low-cost nations are starting to set up shop in America. It is part of a blurring of once seemingly clear-cut boundaries between high- and low-cost manufacturing nations that few would have predicted a decade ago.

Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was King

nytimes.com — INDIAN LAND, S.C. - Twenty-five years ago, Ni Meijuan earned $19 a month working the spinning machines at a vast textile factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Now at the Keer Group's cotton mill in South Carolina, which opened in April, Ms. Ni is training American workers to do the job she used to do.
Aug 03, 2015

RT @timmaughan: Chinese textile companies opening mills in…wait for it…..South Carolina (by @hirokotabuchi) nytimes.com/2015/08/03/bus…

Aug 02, 2015

South Carolina official: “I never thought the Chinese would be the ones bringing textile jobs back" to U.S. nyti.ms/1LY8sIq

Aug 02, 2015

Ni Meijuan once earned $19 a month at a textile factory China. Now she's training American workers to do her old job. nyti.ms/1LY8sIq

Aug 02, 2015

RT @nytimes: Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was King nyti.ms/1E1xxeS

Aug 02, 2015

RT @HirokoTabuchi: Ni Meijuan once earned $19 a month at a textile factory China. Now she's training American workers to do her old job. nyti.ms/1LY8sIq

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Cosmopolitan Magazine Covers to Be Shielded by 2 Retailers

nytimes.com — Is Cosmopolitan so racy it needs to be covered up? Rite Aid and Food Lion think so. The two retailers will soon place issues of Cosmopolitan magazine behind "blinders" to shield minors from the magazine's sexual content, they confirmed separately on Friday.
Aug 01, 2015

Is Cosmopolitan so racy it needs to be covered up? Rite Aid thinks so. nyti.ms/1Hctmgg pic.twitter.com/NPmpXjzjkf

Jul 31, 2015

Cosmopolitan Magazine Covers to Be Shielded by 2 Retailers: Rite Aid and Food Lion nyti.ms/1Hctmgg

Aug 01, 2015

RT @nytimes: Cosmopolitan Magazine Covers to Be Shielded by 2 Retailers nyti.ms/1DgWdW3

Aug 01, 2015

This is so pathetic + misogynistic. I hate purity culture. I don't shop at @riteaid or @FoodLion and won't start now. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/bus…

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New ‘buy’ buttons aim to entice mobile shoppers

statesman.com — Denise Chapman, a director at a San Diego advertising agency, spends hours each day on her mobile phone, browsing for clothes or gifts.

CVS and Walmart Canada Are Investigating a Data Breach

nytimes.com — CVS and Walmart Canada said on Friday that a data breach at a Canadian information technology vendor may have leaked credit card information from their online photo processing websites, possibly compromising data on millions of users.

Amazon Says Prime Day Outdid Black Friday in Unit Sales

nytimes.com — Despite a much-derided product lineup and clunky wait-lists, Amazon said on Friday that its Prime Day sale this week generated more unit sales than Black Friday last year, and that more new members tried its Prime subscription service than on any single day in the retailer's 20-year history.
Jul 17, 2015

Amazon Says #PrimeDay Outdid Black Friday in Number of Sales nyti.ms/1Kbxim8 Or how America loves to hate to love to shop.

Jul 17, 2015

RT @nytimesbusiness: On Wednesday, Amazon sold 41,000 Bose headphones, compared with just 8 the previous Wednesday nyti.ms/1CMn7ES

Jul 17, 2015

For Amazon, it's money, money, money on the big Prime sales day. But will that bring in profits? @HirokoTabuchi nytimes.com/2015/07/18/bus…

Jul 19, 2015

Amazon says their “Prime Day” sales beat Black Friday numbers - nyti.ms/1RHTgnI

More Fizzle Than Sizzle as Amazon’s Prime Day Lurches to Halfway Mark

nytimes.com — Has Amazon Prime Day been everything it was hyped to be? The reaction online at the halfway mark has been less than effusive, with the Twitter hashtag #PrimeDayFail gaining traction Wednesday alongside complaints of lackluster merchandise, paltry discounts and all-around disappointment.
Jul 15, 2015

More Fizzle Than Sizzle on Amazon #PrimeDay nyti.ms/1V4jEav The response so far has been one big "meh"

Jul 15, 2015

RT @puiwingtam: More fizzle than sizzle on Amazon’s Prime Day, including some priceless tweets. nyti.ms/1V4jEav by @HirokoTabuchi

Jul 15, 2015

RT @puiwingtam: More fizzle than sizzle on Amazon’s Prime Day, including some priceless tweets. nyti.ms/1V4jEav by @HirokoTabuchi

Jul 15, 2015

More Fizzle Than Sizzle on Amazon’s Prime Day nyti.ms/1V4jEav @hirokotabuchi hopefully this will be a disincentive to hype so much

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Airbag Flaw Investigated at ARC Automotive

nytimes.com — Federal safety regulators are investigating airbag inflaters made by ARC Automotive, a Tennessee supplier that uses the same explosive compound that has plagued inflaters made by Takata, public documents posted Tuesday showed. The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration widens for the first time an investigation into explosive airbags beyond Takata, the manufacturer behind a defect blamed for eight deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide.
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Aug 03, 2015

@KvnDy Right, it's actually a historical Japanese place name: Hitachi No Kuni

Aug 03, 2015

Hipsters everywhere drinking the same thing! Don't know whether to be amazed or depressed by hipster globalization.. pic.twitter.com/qs9ojOLpuE

Aug 03, 2015

@nattgarun Hipsters everywhere are drinking the same thing! Don't know whether to be amazed or depressed at hipster globalization..

Aug 03, 2015

@nattgarun Haha, yes I have. I didn't realize they were making a big push here.

Aug 03, 2015

Wow - a massive Hitachino Nest Beer truck making deliveries in Midtown. Japanese craft beer pic.twitter.com/YCWglEHCnA

Aug 03, 2015

RT @NinaBernstein1: Who thought the Chinese would be the ones bringing textile jobs back to the US? Astonishing @hirokotabuchi nytimes.com/2015/08/03/bus…

Aug 03, 2015

RT @greenhousenyt: !!! Attracted by Low-Cost Labor, Chinese-Owned Textile Mills Are Opening Up in the American South. nytimes.com/2015/08/03/bus… @HirokoTabuchi

Aug 03, 2015

RT @timmaughan: Chinese textile companies opening mills in…wait for it…..South Carolina (by @hirokotabuchi) nytimes.com/2015/08/03/bus…

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