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Do You Shop for 'Made in America' Products?

Or do you just make your selection based on the best product for the price?

Do You Shop for 'Made in America' Products?

"Made in America," it used to be such a common label. The majority of those of us who remember that proud label probably took it for granted for the most part.

There was a time that anything that didn't sport the label was thought to be, and generally was, an inferior product.

But then the U.S. began to outsource many manufacturing jobs overseas making the "Made in America" label almost obsolete.

According to a report in the New York Times, that trend is changing. Recently a trio of businessmen put their heads together and decided to work to reverse that trend by founding a company called "Made." The thrust of that company was to find and promote U.S. produced goods.

The company, which its founders said grew out of the conviction that a manufacturing revival was crucial to a lasting economic recovery, made national news and was featured on World News with Diane Sawyer.

But is it enough?

Today, labels on imported goods from third world countries still dominate what we buy, even down to the food we eat.

Do you think it's possible to reverse the trend that the founders of "Made" are striving to do? Or is it a case of too little, too late.

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