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Politics s Can American manufacturing really be cornerstone of economic revival?

For decades, the US manufacturing sector has shriveled, but President Obama now envisions it as an engine of a revived US economy. The basis of his optimism may be hopes for 'advanced' manufacturing.

Alfredo Sosa/Staff

In this small upstate community, a company called GlobalFoundries is ramping up to produce silicon chips for IBM and other customers.

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