5 dying (and 5 thriving) industries

As the economy shakes off the effects of the Great Recession, some sectors are being left behind by the new realities. Others, however, are getting a big boost.

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Nov 15, 2012 1:51PM
Appliance repair decline is a result of consumer choice?  Give me a break.  The designs of today are designed to break (a day after warranty).  How is a modern appliance energy efficient if it breaks down in 3yrs?  There should be an environmental crackdown on this segment of industry.  Maybe someday we'll have products that are worth fixing.
Nov 15, 2012 12:39PM
It is easy to see why the US economy is in such bad shape; all of the manufacturing that created jobs is gone.  We need to either invest in industries that create jobs or instigate strict population growth control or there is no way out of this mess.  Service industries will never create jobs fast enough to outpace population growth especially with a continued influx of people from other countries.
Nov 15, 2012 12:22PM
Wow, how sad is that?   A real sign of the times when good jobs are replaced with jobs
that mean nothing.

Nov 15, 2012 7:30AM
Yeah, yoga and pilates are going to be an economic force. Anything to fill space, MSN?
Nov 15, 2012 4:39AM

How old is this segment?  Apollo Group (U of Phoenix and some others) have made huge cuts in the last few weeks.  Apollo has closed 50% of the U of Phoenix sites and laid off 800 workers!?


One of the "Thriving" industries?  Who is the expert behind this?  And can I then believe any of the rest of this?

Nov 15, 2012 1:29PM
Interesting how they ended with a so called "thriving" industry that just so happens to coincide with the presidents agenda.  
Nov 15, 2012 1:20PM
"The federal government seems dedicated to reducing America's dependency on fossil fuels and has offered support to solar panel developers to help them..."  - Can anyone say SOLYNDRA!
Nov 15, 2012 12:53PM

All of these listed "dying" industries have been dying for decades.  MSN is just now catching on? 


Of the "thriving" industries, two aren't.  There has been a glut of solar panels on the market for at least two years, which may be good for driving prices down and finally making solar panels approach practicality but isn’t good for the manufacturers.  Yoga and Pilates studios, along with other fitness gyms, have short lives and keep closing. 


But I suppose MSN will rerun this article again in a couple years.  It just won’t be any more accurate then than it is now.


I bought Westinghouse solar (WEST) before they were WEST and now they are down to $0.09 a share and being bought by an Australian company.   Hopefully the US $8.2 billion projected increase in industry revenue will bring my stock price back to where I bought it.  This will probably happen in about 40 years.!!!   MSNBC is another outlet to run a blocking route for this President's magic show.   Hot sauce anyone? 
Nov 15, 2012 3:44PM
We have become a country of meaningless jobs, no one is going to invest here with the current adn new Government regulations used to be you could work part time up to 37.5 hours now it's 28 how are people supposed to survive on part time hours thanks Barry !
Nov 15, 2012 5:38PM
"Thriving: Solar panel manufacturing"
Guess this left sided writer didn't hear the news...
Solyndra:  BILLIONS lost, bankrupt and broken
BTW for all those interested, solar panels ONLY work when the sun is shining.  Take for example those solar lanterns on the "greeners" (as I like to call them) lawns.  If it can't make it 8 hours (overnight) on a charge, how are solar panels on your roof supposed to power things that guzzle more energy like refrigerators, washers, dryers, tv's, game systems, computers, etc.
There is a reason that Solyndra failed skip.  SOLAR ENERGY IS A FAILURE in itself.
Just saying...
A dis-satisfied customer and voter.
Nov 15, 2012 10:34AM
another fluff "people magazine" style article.....
Nov 15, 2012 12:21PM
According to Forbes on 11/14/2012  "Solar Stcks fading into the Sunset"  But hey MSN is more up to date.
Nov 15, 2012 12:41PM
America is going to ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 15, 2012 3:46PM
What about guns? Look at Smith & Wesson's stocks, they're higher than they've ever been. We can all say thanks to Mr. Obamanation, currently the best gun salesman in the world. HAHAHA Not to mention micro-markets like wood cuttin' and pig pimping are growing at astonishing rates.
Nov 15, 2012 6:03PM
I guess they never heard of Solyndra
Nov 15, 2012 5:25PM
If Solar Panels are thriving why is it that Obama has cost thge country over a billion dollars backing this losing proposition. China he keeps saying I don't believe it. It hasn't been perfected yet, and has a long way to go. Loser!!
Nov 15, 2012 5:15PM
Only industry i have seen thriving (in my area) is the Massage Parlor's - I guess unemployed have to get relaxed any way they can.
Nov 15, 2012 6:16PM
Another MSN re-peat article of something to let us all know --- the next four years are pretty much the same of the last four years --- America - we don't make stuff -- get it we don't make stuff or stuff that people can  use each and every day... at a reasonable price or a price that has real value.   oppps stand corrected -- obesity --- yeppers we are doing a dam good job at that --- so in a way we do make stuff -- obesity is at the top. but the bigger question is why? Because we don't make stuff for people to work and  make a good living we offer federal food stamps that work at every fast food restaurant you can go to.... but hey put those solar panels up there as thriving at what 8%... really if your a % type of guy or girl - 8% growth on nothing is well I guess something... :) cheers and are we importing Turkeys this year?
Nov 22, 2012 12:05AM

America itself should be added to the dying list. Our very way of life is in danger due to freeloaders.


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