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Poll: Americans Want US Goods, But Not Willing to Pay More

Americans say they love U.S.-made goods. They are less enthusiastic, however, about paying a premium for them. At the AMES Companies factory here, the wheelbarrows coming off the assembly line once every six seconds cost the company more to make in the United States than abroad, but U.S. retailers generally will not charge more for them because consumers would balk, AMES President Mark Traylor said. Nearly all U.S. manufacturers face the same squeeze. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday found 70 percent of Americans think it is “very important” or…

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The Surprising Number of Steps Americans Really Take Each Day

Taking 10,000 steps a day is considered a healthy goal if you want to be reasonably fit and give your overall wellness a boost. But how often do you actually hit that number? If you’re like many Americans, you’re falling short, according to new research from Stanford University, which found that people in the U.S. took an average of just 4,774 step daily. That’s below the worldwide average of 4,961 steps per day and lands America at number 30 out of the 46 countries evaluated by the study authors. RELATED: 9 Little Tweaks That Make Walking Workouts More Effective…

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