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Meeting of the Minds: Rebuilding America

The Future of "Made in the USA"

Manufacturing once led America to become the richest nation in the world, but now faces an uncertain future. CNBC gathers the industry's most influential leaders to answer tough questions and char a path forward.

The Discussion

Meeting of the Minds: Rebuilding America
Manufacturing once led America to become the richest nation in the world. Today, however, manufacturing faces an uncertain future. CNBCâ??s Maria Bartiromo gathers the industryâ??s most influential leaders to answer tough questions and chart a path forward.
Meeting of the Minds Web Extra: Green Jobs
In a CNBC town hall event, Maria Bartiromo brought together students, steelworkers and some of the biggest names in business and government to talk about rebuilding America's great manufacturing base. One steelworker asked the U.S. Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis, when so-called green initiatives would put his fellow union workers back to work.
Solving America's Manufacturing Crisis
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses manufacturing in the US with students, steelworkers and some of America's top businessmen. GE CEO Jeff Immelt sounds an alarm.
Rebuilding America
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo sits down with students, steelworkers and some of the biggest names in business to discuss how to rebuild America. It gets a little heated when the CEO of Nucor Steel addressed the topic of China.
Keeping Jobs In America
A steelworker asks GE CEO Jeff Immelt where the constant outsourcing of American jobs is likely to lead this country.
Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company
Unions are the focus of this comment by Bill Ford of the Ford Motor Company, who fields a difficult question from a student.
Getting Back on Track
GE CEO Jeff Immelt has a number of suggestions for how America can move beyond its current manufacturing crisis and get back on track.
Nucor's Dan DiMicco
Discussing America's once-great manufacturing base, and DiMicco's comment to one of the steelworkers in the audience, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
America'€™s Industrial Base
Students, steelworkers and businessmen discuss the US manufacturing crisis. Bill Ford offers special advice to students.

Manufacturing led the United States to become the richest nation in the world and has been the foundation of the middle class. But times have changed and today's economy values innovation and design over manual labor -- emphasizing mind over matter. This sea of change has spurred many questions: Are the manufacturing jobs in the US gone forever? Does an economy that doesn't produce anything have any real value and has 'Made in the USA' died, taking with it the soul of our country? CNBC's Maria Bartiromo gathers some of the most influential leaders in manufacturing for a Meeting of the Minds at Carnegie Mellon University to answer those questions and plan for the industry's future.

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