Plug in genuine U.S.-made electronics

by Roger Simmermaker -- One of the most difficult areas to buy American always has been the electrical/electronics category. A typical rule is that if you have to plug it in, it's more…

Chinese toy recalls sending message

by Roger Simmermaker -- Anecdotal evidence from attendees at the annual toy fair sponsored by the Toy Industry Association, the world's largest and most attended toy show, indicates toy companies are starting more…

Finding the 3% that is not imported

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you ever have been frustrated trying to find American-made clothing in some of America's big department stores or retail chains, you're in good company, and lots of more…

An American-made Mother's Day

by Roger Simmermaker -- One of the reasons we note Mother's Day is to celebrate her, compliment her, and make her comfortable as a way of showing our appreciation for who she more…

Fight over defining 'made in USA'

by Roger Simmermaker -- New Balance, the only maker of running shoes and tennis shoes actually still manufacturing them in America, says it is abiding by the "made in USA" standard, but more…

Why 'do you like us yet?' doesn't work

by Roger Simmermaker -- Poor free-trade America. We just can't seem to achieve a trade balance, let alone a trade surplus. The last time we ran a trade surplus was in 1975 more…

Showing your loyalty with candy

by Roger Simmermaker -- With all the different options for American consumers who want satisfy their sweet tooth this Easter, it can be confusing to know just how to buy American-made candy more…

Solving nail problems in 1 quick step

by Roger Simmermaker -- Ladies, this one's for you. As hard as I try to write articles that give both American men and American women more alternatives, choices, and opportunities to buy more…

Found! Products to make businesses work

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you have a home office like me, work for a company or corporation that uses office furniture, or have friends or business associates who do, you owe more…

Floor mat troubles won't be swept under rug

by Roger Simmermaker -- Toyota should be toast by now. In fact, the only difference between "Toyota" and "toast" should be that the word "toast" has the letter "s" in it and more…