Cadmium replaces lead in Chinese products

by Roger Simmermaker -- Just when we thought the turmoil over unsafe toys from China was over and children could play safely with any toy imported from anywhere, we learn that Chinese more…

Is nation's independence already gone?

by Roger Simmermaker -- As the U.S. economy seeks some sense of stability, more American assets are falling into the eager, acquisitive hands of Chinese-controlled companies. Chinese-owned Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery more…

Really supporting U.S. jobs

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you've ever bought consumer products like a Frisbee or a Hula-Hoop, typical food products for your family like Pilgrim's Pride poultry, or even an American-made Haier refrigerator, more…

Finding a trend for 2010

by Roger Simmermaker -- As we prepare to usher in a new year and a new decade with an ongoing unstable and uncertain economy, there is evidence that the New Year's resolution more…

Hitting retailers for top U.S. products

by Roger Simmermaker -- Many times my "Buy American" articles feature products from smaller companies that are based online and aren't able to present a large bricks-and-mortar store presence. And many times, more…

The new old-fashioned general store

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you shopped online on Cyber Monday, you were part of an increasing trend. ComScore reports 8.7 million people made online purchases this year, up 5 percent from more…

Finding 'Made in USA' made simple

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you were out shopping on Black Friday or the weekend that followed, you've probably had enough of traffic and crowds. The good news is that you don't more…

Are domestic offerings endangered?

by Roger Simmermaker -- Is buying American an endangered activity? Bald eagles were on the endangered species list for years, being removed in 2007 after their population had recovered, even though their more…

Preserving American military heritage and pride

by Roger Simmermaker -- For 35 years, Cockpit USA has been a supplier of fine civilian and military apparel. Now the pieces from the company's classic American collection of quality goods are more…

Don't bother hunting for 'Made in China'

by Roger Simmermaker -- Have you ever been strolling down the aisle of a retail store and wondered why they don't have an "American Aisle" where you could find products made only more…