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With parts coming from everywhere, does "Buying American" have much meaning anymore? Is quality and price the bottom line?
#18096 of 18919 Re: top ten list [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 20, 2013 (7:15 am)
Found the WSJ link via Google:
"The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was a feat of American engineering when it was built across New York's harbor in the 1960s. Now, it's being repaired with steel made in China.
Most of the steel from China now goes into building projects like bridges and buildings, sweet spots for Nucor Corp., the No. 3 U.S. steelmaker, which makes half of its steel for the construction industry."
I have a nephew at Nucor and I own some of their stock. But I also have a Chinese ETF and my wife owns some Toyota. What are you gonna do?
#18097 of 18919 Re: top ten list [gagrice]
Jun 20, 2013 (10:42 am)
That's exactly what I was getting at, food labels. There's no reason they are wanting to conceal this information unless they have something to hide. Cars are not far off.
A cheapo orange juice I buy actually does have origin information, IIRC. Seems to be voluntary, or when made in the developed world, a bragging point.
#18098 of 18919 Re: top ten list [fintail]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 20, 2013 (11:44 am)
What they don't say is how long it's been sitting in a tank somewhere. The OJ may have been squeezed fresh but it may be 9 months old when it's packaged and sent to Kroger.
#18099 of 18919 Re: top ten list [fintail]
Jun 25, 2013 (9:57 am)
Now I know what I would do if I hit the Powerball: I buy my own farm! At least then I'd know where all my food came from!
#18100 of 18919 Re: top ten list [Stever@Edmunds]
Jun 25, 2013 (10:32 am)
As long as I know where it is from, that's fine. When I buy OJ that cheap,I don't expect it to be squeezed that day
#18101 of 18919 Re: top ten list [lemko]
Jun 25, 2013 (10:33 am)
And maybe have a lot of food sourced from outside the country. Seems when I go to Germany, I end up losing a few pounds even when I am eating more carbs than I ever would at home - and all the food there is labeled, too.
#18102 of 18919 Re: top ten list [fintail]
Jun 25, 2013 (10:49 am)
I think most of our OJ is from Brazil. I am less worried about that than the Apple juice used in most juice creation drinks from China. My wife bought a half gallon of fresh squeezed OJ at the local yuppie store. It cost $11. I did not think it was that good. We squeeze our own oranges and it is much sweeter. Not sure what type oranges they used. We have both blood oranges and navel oranges. The navel oranges are the sweetest to me. We plan to pull out some non producing fruit trees and add more orange trees.
Jun 28, 2013 (7:56 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to a recent buyer of a car from a manufacturer that is widely considered "American"--e.g. Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Cadillac-- who has not previously owned an "American" car. If this is you, please send your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than Monday, July 1, 2013 no later than noon Pacific.
#18104 of 18919 Made in USA dwindling for the Domestics?
Jul 09, 2013 (2:10 pm)
Just looking at the 2014 AALA chart and notice the biggest sellers for GM their PU trucks are losing more and more of their US/Canada content. Down to 40% on the 2014 Sierra and Silverado. In 2007 those two mainstays of the General were 90% USA/Canada content. Now the only two PU trucks with 75% or more are the Ford F series and the Toyota Tundra. Though that may change when they announce where their 2014 models will be made.