Manufacturing seen key to saving economy

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Manufacturing seen key to saving economy

Dayton Daily News – Americans believe restoring manufacturing — a vital but declining component of Ohio’s economy — is key to prosperity, a new national poll commissioned by an industry group found.

Meanwhile, as fears of a double-dip recession deepen, Ohio Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, signed an urgent bipartisan appeal to the U.S. Department of Commerce to counter Chinese product dumping that hurts Ohio manufacturers including those serving the emerging renewable energy industry.

The senators say the Obama administration is taking too long to implement policy changes that could create jobs. Commerce proposed a tougher line in January but still has not implemented the change.

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