February 21, 2012 Headlines: Obama Tours Boeing Factory, Skilled Worker Shortage, Chinese Factory Explosion, and More

Posted by smorgante on 02/21/2012

The Hill: At a Boeing factory, President Obama touts manufacturing in his weekly address.

WSJ: Air Force One returned to the Everett, WA factory where it was made.

WaPo: Although factories are hiring again, there is still a shortage of skilled workers.

WSJ: China could soon be dealing with another debt problem, one caused by loans from unlisted banks.

WaPo: Greek debt deal is reached, coupled with harsh austerity measures.

NYT: Changes appear to be in the works at Foxconn.

WSJ: After his American tour last week, Xi Jinping returns home to unfinished business.

AP: An explosion at a steel mill in China has killed at least 13 workers.

NYT: Debt-wracked Ireland is posed to be China’s entry into the Eurozone.

WaPo: Small former manufacturing towns could propel Rick Santorum to the GOP nomination.

AP: Rick Santorum is connecting with working class voters in Michigan.

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