Jackie Northam http://wfpl.org en As Overseas Costs Rise, More U.S. Companies Are 'Reshoring' http://wfpl.org/post/overseas-costs-rise-more-us-companies-are-reshoring For decades, American companies have been sending their manufacturing work overseas. Extremely low wages in places like China, Vietnam and the Philippines reduced costs and translated into cheaper prices for consumers wanting flat-screen TVs, dishwashers and a range of gadgets.<p>But now a growing number of American companies are reversing that trend, bringing manufacturing back to the United States in a trend known as "reshoring."<p>Kim Freeman, a spokeswoman for General Electric Appliances, walks into a sprawling plant in Louisville, Ky. Machine noise is thunderous in the brightly lit room. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:53:31 +0000 Jackie Northam 8381 at http://wfpl.org As Overseas Costs Rise, More U.S. Companies Are 'Reshoring' Obama's Promise To Close Guantanamo Prison Falls Short http://wfpl.org/post/obamas-promise-close-guantanamo-prison-falls-short In one of his first acts as commander in chief, President Obama in 2009 signed an executive order to close the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.<p>It was part of a campaign promise the president made, to close the camp and "determine how to deal with those who have been held there." But four years on, the controversial prison remains open.<p>The president and his administration believed Guantanamo was a symbol of the contentious counterterrorism policies of his predecessor, George W. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:58:29 +0000 Jackie Northam 3554 at http://wfpl.org Obama's Promise To Close Guantanamo Prison Falls Short 'Algerian Style': Cooperative, To A Point http://wfpl.org/post/algerian-style-cooperative-point The Algerian government gave no advance notice that it was planning to launch a military operation to rescue hostages at the remote In Amenas natural gas field, despite offers of support and advice by many nations, including the U.S.<p>The anger and disappointment in Washington is muted, however, because the U.S. sees Algeria as a critical ally in the fight against terrorism.<p><strong>Logistical Dependence</strong><p>The U.S. has been nurturing relations with Algeria since the 1990s. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:03:22 +0000 Jackie Northam 3509 at http://wfpl.org 'Algerian Style': Cooperative, To A Point