Washington Post; Sharon McLoone

Manufacturers are taking a big hit in this aching economy and government agencies could do a better job of coordinating their efforts to aid them, two senators said this week.

Leaders of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee -- Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), wrote to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Acting Commerce Secretary Otto Wolff and Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Darryl Hairston, asking them to improve coordination between their agencies' programs designed to help manufacturers suffering in the current economic crisis. 

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