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The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz, Feb. 3-10, 2012

Students in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology lab demonstrate the process of making silicon wafers. (Alfredo Sosa /Staff)

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- Joanne Ciccarello

1. US manufacturing has been shrinking for decades, but President Obama is advocating "advanced manufacturing" to help revive the economy. What is "advanced manufacturing"?

Last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added about 330,000 manufacturing-based jobs. By way of contrast, some 2.3 million manufacturing jobs were lost in the recession, which officially ended in June 2009.

Last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added about 330,000 manufacturing-based jobs. By way of contrast, some 2.3 million manufacturing jobs were lost in the recession, which officially ended in June 2009.

Last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added about 330,000 manufacturing-based jobs. By way of contrast, some 2.3 million manufacturing jobs were lost in the recession, which officially ended in June 2009.

Last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added about 330,000 manufacturing-based jobs. By way of contrast, some 2.3 million manufacturing jobs were lost in the recession, which officially ended in June 2009.

Manufacturing plants that require more skilled labor.

 

Plants that produce high tech gadgets.

 

Plants that use the newest technology for both products and the processes to make those products.

 

Plants that make a better mouse trap, faster.

 
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