Stories about Manufacturing

‘American Factory’ a tale of two blue collars: US and Chinese

Obamas' project for Netflix yields an eye-opening doc that shows how one innovative solution to a factory closing went awry.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

China trade war not going well for Trump

Examining the real reasons behind this misguided US policy.

Juul challenges key ballot language on overturning e-cig ban

Ballot Simplification Committee will hear arguments that ballot handbook language is biased -- and this could well end up in court.

Tech IPOS will radically increase housing costs and inequality, report shows

Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.

A more inclusive city budget, housing that doesn’t get built …

... and shocking data on Black unemployment during the tech boom. That's The Agenda for Jan. 14-20

Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

And should the city be allowing tech-office creep in what used to be an area where light industry could prosper?

Breed’s opposition to Prop. C shows she’s on the side of big business

And her statement defending her position is based on inaccurate Chamber of Commerce talking points

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

... Plus: The Chron's RCV hypocrisy, Breed and Wiener stick by transphobic candidate, and when will the Big Tech attacks start?

Foreign Correspondent: Trump in Afghanistan

President boasts of accomplishments -- but not in a country where he's expanding a failed US war.