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  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell 3.6 percent in July from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Thursday, down for a second straight month and casting doubt about the strength of capital expenditures. The month-on-month fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 8- When 17- year-old Brian Dardon told his mother he wanted to pursue a career in manufacturing, she was full of apprehension. To Diane Dardon, a Protestant chaplain at a Chicago university, manufacturing meant performing rote, unskilled tasks with little job security. Brian has just started his senior year at Wheeling High School in the Chicago...

  • *Japan had been seen as frontrunner for Australian submarine deal. *But Australian defence firms unhappy after talks with Japan. SYDNEY, Sept 1- A Japanese consortium eyeing a A $50 billion contract to build submarines for Australia irked local suppliers by failing to share key information about its proposal or discuss specific collaboration possibilities...

  • TOKYO, Aug 13- Japan's core machinery orders tumbled the most in over a year, adding to fears of an economic contraction in the second quarter as exports slumped and consumer spending slackened. The 7.9 percent fall in the key gauge of capital spending followed a recent run of soft indicators- including exports and factory output- which led analysts to forecast a...

  • TOKYO, Aug 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell 7.9 percent in June, down for the first time in four months, Cabinet Office data showed on Thursday. Companies surveyed by the Cabinet Office have forecast that core orders will rise 0.3 percent in July-September from the previous quarter. Orders rose 2.9 percent in April-June, marking the fourth straight...

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    Taylor Swift Inc. takes a new turn this week, and instead of hacking, she's now putting copyright on her favorite phrases.

  • Postal service extends delivery for holidays Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    United States Post Office package delivery

    In anticipation for double digit package growth, the Postal Service is expanding delivery services.

  • Sprint, SoftBank Reach Deal on Chinese Espionage Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel Corp and Japan's SoftBank Corp have reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of the Japanese firm's pending $20.1 billion deal to win control of the U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Bangladesh Factory Banned by Wal-Mart Still Working Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

  • Capital Spending Key for Growth: Ron Sloan Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Capital Spending Key for Growth: Sloan

    Invesco's Ron Sloan says he's the most bullish he's been in over a decade.

  • Japan November Core Machinery Orders Rise 3.9% Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
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  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.

  • Spotlight: Clean Tech Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
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    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

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