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The Benchmark Podcast: Does Manufacturing Still Matter for America?

Mom knows best

Every week, hosts Tori Stilwell, Dan Moss and Aki Ito bring you a jargon-free dive into the stories that drive the global economy.

It's been both a depressing month and decade for U.S. manufacturing. But with the economy transitioning to one driven by services, why do economists continue to pay close attention to factory data? The hosts discuss what role the industry still plays in America with the help of Tori's mom, who's spent four decades in North Carolina's factories.  

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