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 30, 2012 4:34PM
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Funny thing about private banks, most of them didn't need bailouts because they weren't giving out terrible loans!!!!!  My bank is private and has thrived through the economy being in the ditch.  They've actually grown during the past few years.

Nov 30, 2012 4:04PM
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Solar is thriving in the US?  Really?   The reports I read about the demise of Solyndra (and millions of our tax dollars) was because they could not compete with overseas production.
Nov 30, 2012 3:02PM
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Why is it that the only industries that are thriving in the US (with the exception of some food-stuffs and some green-tech) are low paid service industries that produce nothing of real (physical) value
Nov 30, 2012 5:38PM
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Solar panel manufactruring?? Bwa, bwa, bwa, bwa, bwa yeah if your in China. MSN Business is clueless...
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You guys forgot the HOUSING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY again, just like always.
Nov 30, 2012 4:31PM
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I'm sure many people can and will write about the failings in their own industries but I'm in the printing industry along with all the related industries, from lumber industry to grow paper, the paper mills that make paper, distribution industry etc. etc. etc. and you talk about a industry that is crumbling right in front of my eyes, this is it.... and it's incredible the amount of jobs that have been lost all do to technology and the paperless society. 
Nov 30, 2012 4:51PM
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I completely disagree with for-profit colleges on the increase.  My husband is a director of admissions and has been laid off 3 times in the last 5 years from 3 different for-profit colleges/universities.  Just recently Devry cut over 5% of it's workforce.

Nov 30, 2012 7:35PM
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Hot sauce, Yoga, Pills, and solar panel production will keep the U.S the superpower  of the world, the person who wrote this article  needs to be slapped

Nov 30, 2012 4:55PM
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Why would schools like DeVry and Univ of Phoenix be thriving?  These schools are a joke and would never hire anyone graduating from these fake schools. 
Nov 30, 2012 5:54PM
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Apparently not that many people are heading over to Best Buy to buy a new appliance or they would be dong much better financially.  Good advertisement for them though, how much did they pay you?
Nov 30, 2012 6:47PM
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Shoes, I buy a fantastic work boot made in Scapoose Oregon.  They are about twice the cost of a well made import but last way longer, and when they do become worn, I send them back to be re manufactured at about 1/2 the cost of new.  I am a logger and boots are important and the demand on them is great.  They are made to my own spects and a comfortable from day one and fit like a glove.  Quality trumps all when it counts. 
Nov 30, 2012 7:24PM
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This article is junk...Yoga???.....Giving away manufacturing to foreign countries will prove to be the US biggest mistake its where many creative people are.   
Nov 30, 2012 4:58PM
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Because a capitalistic society can never compete with a communistic society... when a government controls your pay, you housing, and any other need they think you have or don't have they can pay you pennies on the dollar and you have no other choice but to take it... AND.... Management of our corporations don't manage any more, they manipulate situations for their interests.  GREED!!! Why be beholden to employees of this country when you have to provide a safe environment to work, pay for benefits, health, vacations, sick days, etc... and pay them a wage that will satisfy this countries standard of living and provide them the opportunity to fulfill their own dreams. I don't have a problem with companies investing in the future of other countries. They can teach them how make whatever for that countries population... we should be make our whatever's here...in the good old USA... pay income tax... buy stuff we don't need, increase the sales tax... and most if not all of this country's financial woes will disappear.

Nov 30, 2012 6:31PM
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clothing is dying because we no longer make quality clothes

Private banks - now that's a surprise after the bailout sell-out

appliance repair - you can't get the parts . . and you can't get the schematics

(  buy aecond one and gut it)

Footwear . . .skilled labor...and no-one wants to pay for it

-  - - MY BOOTS ARE MADE IN THE U.S.A.

customes...flimzy trash /wear once and dis-card     Uniforms - fire - cops - military

HOT Sauce...isn't hot - wimpy at best.....ketchup with a minor tang

Yoga - too lazy to actually work for a living

Genetic Drugs ?.?  war on drugs - slush fuind of kick-backs

Nov 30, 2012 5:16PM
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All that cheep untaxed labor is why we have so much unemployment.      NO FICA, NO EPA, NO OSHA NO ALPHABET SOUP  NO TAX  for goods coming in called free trade on the backs of the working class of Americans.   That is why we have a Half Breed Kenyan as president.   Maybe should look over seas for our congressmen as we did for our president.  Sure and hell can't get much worse.
Nov 30, 2012 6:34PM
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. . .ADDITIONAL - - THRIVING

 weather men for being wrong and getting paid big salaries

Reportesr who will tell you what you should or shouldn't think

 ( there were no third party candidate at the debates - AND = NOT REPORTED EITHER... excuse me reporting what????)

Nov 30, 2012 5:05PM
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OOPS.... (Had to fix some grammer stuff).... They can teach them how (to) make whatever for that countries population... we should be (making) our whatever's here...in the good old USA... pay income tax... buy stuff we don't need, increase the sales tax... and most if not all of this country's financial woes will disappear.
Nov 30, 2012 6:34PM
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let it die...

still waiting on the zombie apokolypse

Nov 30, 2012 8:40PM
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I just had my gas dryer repaired - again - today.  Damn Whirpool Cabrio gas dryer, this is the second time the thermal cut off has gone bad.  The repair was cheaper than a new dryer though.
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