Peter Coy

Business

American Factories Struggle to Increase Productivity

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The United States has added 1.2 million jobs in manufacturing over the past eight years. Before you cheer for the revival of American manufacturing, consider the reason for all that job growth: abysmal productivity performance.

Peter Coy | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2018
Business

Recession Risk Is Rising, Deutsche Bank’s Chief US Economist Warns

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Standard measures of the U.S. labor market look pretty good. The unemployment rate is low, and job growth has been steady.

Peter Coy | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2016
Business

In Transportation, Rising Profits Don’t Lift All Workers’ Boats

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Big business is getting bigger, and workers’ slice of the economic pie is getting smaller, especially in the transportation and warehousing sector.

Peter Coy | Bloomberg News
May 6, 2016