Raimondo out to save U.S. jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

COMMERCE SECRETARY Gina M. Raimondo poses for a photograph with her Bulova watch. As President Joe Biden's de facto tech minister, Raimondo is tasked with ensuring the United States will be the world leader in computer chips. The lowly computer chip has become the essential ingredient for autos, medical devices, computers, phones, toys, thermostats, washing machines, weapons, LED bulbs, and even some watches. But there is a global shortage, creating a drag on growth and fueling inflation on the cusp of the 2022 elections. /AP FILE PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON
WASHINGTON (AP) – Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, a former Rhode Island governor, a sense of mission as President Joe Biden's de facto tech minister,…

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