Biden's 'Buy American' order aims to spur US manufacturing

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday giving American companies and products priority in contracting with the federal government, as the new administration attempts to spur domestic manufacturing. The order is aimed at boosting national production and saving industrial jobs by increasing investments in factories and workers, and comes after Biden promised on the campaign trail to “build back better” as the US economy struggles through the Covid-19 pandemic. Washington spends $600 billion each year on contracts, and the order tightens loopholes that allow…

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