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  • Made in America Goes Back to School

    Inspired by the "Made in America" series, Monica Resendiz with a little help from World News, outfitted her dorm room with only American made goods. The right side of the room is completely "Made in America," while the left side belongs to her roommate, Michaela Starling. Starling used a catalog to buy primarily foreign-made products.
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  • Made in America Goes Back to School

    This is the foreign-made side of the room, most of the items were purchased from a catalog that is sent to all incoming freshman at Southern Methodist University. The average US back to college shopper is expected to spend more than $800 this season -- $46 billion in total. If all of that was spent on US made goods, economists say, that could result in almost a half million new jobs.
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    This is the American-made side of the room. When compared item to item with the foreign-made goods, it was $92 cheaper. The wall stickers and decals were purchased from <a href="http://www.wall-pops.com" target="external">WallPops </a> and cost between $14.99 and $19.99 for each set. <a href="http://www.wall-pops.com" target="external">Click here to visit the WallPops website.</a>
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    The American-made <a href="http://victormill.com/" target="external">Victor Mill</a> comforter was purchased for $89 and is available at online retailers like <a href="http://www.overstock.com" target="external">Overstock.com (click here)</a>. The pillows were purchased from <a href="http://http://www.shopdownlite.com/" target="external">Downlite (click here)</a> and cost a total of $79.97.
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    The sheets were purchased from <a href="http://www.shopceliarachel.com" target="external">Celia Rachel (click here)</a> and cost $54.99. According to economists, if every year, the more than three million incoming college freshman decided to buy sheets from American manufacturers, companies like Celia Rachel could quadruple their workforce and hire more than 1,300 new employees.
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  • Made in America Goes Back to School

    The lamp was purchased for $69 and was significantly more expensive than its foreign-made equivalent.
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    The picture frames were bought from <a href="http://www.frameusa.com" target="external">Frame USA (click here)</a> and cost between $4.50 and $11.65 depending on the size.
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  • Made in America Goes Back to School

    The U.S.-made bean bag chair was $79, while the foreign-made one was $284. <a href="http://www.comfortresearch.com/" target="external">Comfort Research (click here)</a> makes the "fuf chair" and was founded by two college friends who rehabbed an old beanbag chair by filling it with foam. The chair became a hit and today the company has expanded to include a variety of products.
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    The bath towels are made by <a href="http://www.1888mills.com/" target="external">1888 Mills (click here)</a> and are available in a variety of places including <a href="http://www.costco.com/" target="external">Costco (click here)</a>. The towels cost $17.12, while four hand towels can be purchased for $24.99 and a set of six washcloths go for $18.99.
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