Study: US manufacturers gaining competitiveness

FILE – In this file photo taken March 2, 2011, a forklift arranges the shipping containers near a port in Shanghai. U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world’s other major economies. So says a new private study issuing a report Friday April 25, 2014, which found that rising wages and higher energy costs have diminished China’s long-standing edge over the United States. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)