10 industries fading away

The US is showing signs it may be emerging from its economic slumber, but that doesn't mean all industries will recover.

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Jun 7, 2012 6:36AM
You know, making me click to 12 pages to read a single story is really lame
Jun 6, 2012 10:50PM
I hear SO many people complaining "BUY AMERICAN" but WHERE are the products and why are they so hard to find???
Jun 13, 2012 7:50AM
If you want to get the country back on its feet,you have to start at the top.We don't need another president, We need a leader. someone not affliated with dems or reps. someone who is not influenced by lobbyists. someone who will stand up for the american people . When that happens the rest will fall in place, and we can go back to being the great nation we once were.
Jun 7, 2012 12:08AM
"How many people do you know who still have a landline"?  Well, according to this article's statistics, 75% of them still do.  The trend may be negative, but 75% of all households is still pretty good market penetration.  It's not like we landliners are hard to find.  Toss 4 rocks and you'll hit 3 of us.
Jun 7, 2012 1:00AM
We not only have a landline, but it's also our primary phone service. We are required by our ISP to have a traditional phone line in order to get DSL internet service. And, in our small town, our only internet options are DSL or dial-up. No point in my husband and I having a combined cell phone bill of $80/month or more when we can just use the home phone for less than $40/month. We do have some cheap pre-paid cell phones for emergencies and occasional texting, though. But, we only use about 30-40 minutes each month. So, it just doesn't make financial sense at all for us to have regular cell phone service.

I am sad to see traditional photography disappear. Don't get me wrong - I love digital. But, I used to process and develop my own b&w negatives and photos back when I was in school, and I always wanted to build my own darkroom at home. The stench from the chemicals is unbelievable, and there's a lot of room for errors. But, there's something truly satisfying about doing everything yourself.
Jun 6, 2012 9:47PM
I wouldn't be surprise to see mobile home resurge because it is harder now to secure mortgage, afford to buy or even hold on to the regular house one may have.
Jun 7, 2012 8:43AM
We need a free trade agreement with China to balance our trade and make a level playing field, NAFTA has worked so good for the USA. (wink)
Jun 12, 2012 1:25PM

What about customer service that is now overseas? Who wants to talk to someone you can't understand when calling about your phone bill, credit card, insurance, etc? Well YOU CAN talk to an American. When they answer ask if they are located in the USA. If not, ask to be transferred, they will do this for you without question. Works for me every time.

Jun 7, 2012 8:11AM

10 industries fading away...


1. Longshoreman unloading imported goods that undermine us.

2. Technology makers whose devices promote counter-productivity.

3. Paper pusher.

4. Button presser.

5. Wall Street trader.

6. Wall Street analyst.

7. Wall Street economist.

8. Banker.

9. Bankster.

10. Corporate Board Director.

Jun 7, 2012 12:10AM



They're out there. Try madeinamericastore.com and madeinusa.org for example.


As the bumper sticker says" Still employed? Keep buying foreign."

Jun 7, 2012 4:54PM
None of these industries have to fade away, the ball is in our hands. Choose which products you buy and make a difference.
Jun 12, 2012 1:34PM
Blockbuster came and put all the little guys out and now their getting a taste of their own medicine........
Jun 12, 2012 1:40PM
This is very discouraging when our only choices are clothes made in China.  They are crap and they do not know how to sew on buttons and zippers.  Clothes made in USA are much superior in quality and workmanship.  Its a shame it has come to this.
Jun 7, 2012 3:54PM
I'll probably be the last person with a land line.  I have a cell phone for emergency use in my car and I "prepay" for it at about $3 per month and never use the minutes.  Other than that I have no desire or use for a cell phone no matter how smart it is.  I'll never understand the popularity of tablets.  They're too big to be portable.  Where do people carry them?  Phones, at least are small.
Jun 12, 2012 1:13PM
hopefully we can go digital with our government and get rid of our crook politicians
Aug 17, 2012 8:47AM
One industry that seems to be booming is the stupid dating spam industry right here on msn.
Jun 12, 2012 2:46PM
How many people do you know who still have a land line? As of 2010, 25% of U.S. households had only cellphones, and that number is expected to grow.

Love the way they make it sound like you're a dinosaur if you have a land like and then say that most people still have them.

So ... about 75% of the people I know, approximately? Actually, since I'm over forty, it's more like 90% of the people I call regularly. I'll lose the land line when mobile coverage is consistent enough that my calls don't get dropped randomly in the middle of conversations. I still prefer talking on the land line when I'm at home. It's also nice to have a number to give when I order or buy something, so my cell phone won't be bugging me with "solicitation" calls when I'm out and about.
Aug 17, 2012 11:08AM
you people using this site for your damn dating service make me sick get on a site that doest that crap this not the place for stupid and people on here doesnt care about your lonely azz, we came here to leave a comment about the 10 companys going by by not your crap. i dont know why this stie doesnt block you peoples s----t
Jun 12, 2012 2:48PM
Some of these industries are doomed to go extinct. However, any job that can be done by an American worker SHOULD be done by American workers, not exported overseas. Pay them union wages, and mark up the cost of the product. We don't need 18 pairs of jeans, anyway. One or two will do fine. We're spoiled by cheap products and it's ruining our economy!
Jun 12, 2012 5:42PM
I don't see land lines ever going away.  I will never get rid of my land line simply because I want to be assured that I can dial out in the midst of an emergency without concern that my signal sucks or the available bandwidth is caput.  I would urge others to do exactly the same.
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