A Memorial Day that supports our companies

by Roger Simmermaker -- On Memorial Day, in addition to remembering American soldiers who gave their lives for their country, many Americans will be firing up their outdoor grills for what has more…

Remaking the U.S. economy

by Roger Simmermaker -- The average American doesn't need to take a seriously dedicated look at the U.S. economy to know we as a country face formidable challenges. One can access daily more…

How domestic is your kitchen?

by Roger Simmermaker -- Consumers often tend to think more about buying American when they are about to make a big ticket item purchase than they do when making smaller purchases, and more…

Which car has most domestic parts?

by Roger Simmermaker -- As the author of "How Americans Can Buy American," I get a lot of emails (almost daily it seems) asking specific questions about certain products and if they more…

Spreading the news about national economy!

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you're a fan of buying American, you've probably heard about or seen the ABC World News "Made in America" series. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer has more…

Picking right sofa helps U.S economy

by Roger Simmermaker -- It's no secret that the housing market is one of the hardest hit by the economic downturn. So you would think that the American furniture industry simply would more…

An industry worth saving

by Roger Simmermaker -- Does America have a national manufacturing capital? It depends on the industry, I suppose. For automobiles, we often think of Detroit. For airplanes, we think of Seattle. But more…

Familiar brands not always ours

by Roger Simmermaker -- Consumers often make a habit, and understandably so, of patronizing products with which they are familiar. Well-known brand names can result in positive emotional responses in the brain, more…

Losing income streams in 1 easy step

by Roger Simmermaker -- Both Democrats and Republicans long have heralded foreign investment in the United States as a net positive for the United States. On July 14, 2004, then-President Bush told more…