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  • April 25- Whirlpool Corp said on Friday that its quarterly operating profit rose as strong sales increases in much of the world, including Europe and North America, offset weakness in Asia. The world's largest maker of home appliances reported a first-quarter net profit of $160 million, or $2.02 per share, down from $252 million, or $3.12 a share, a year earlier.

  • The report, released on Friday by the Boston Consulting Group found that while China remains the world's No. 1 country in terms of manufacturing competitiveness, its position is "under pressure" as a result of rising labor and transportation costs and lagging productivity growth.

  • SC upholds Michigan affirmative action ban     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the Supreme Court is upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

  • Mazda recalls 109,000 SUVs for rust issue Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    2001–2004 Mazda Tribute wagon.

    Mazda is recalling 109,000 SUVs in the U.S. to address potential rusting frame parts in cold-weather states where road salt is heavily used in the winter.

  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    2004 Saturn Ion

    General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints

  • Sports club loses out in dispute over Michigan mine Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Supreme Court declined to hear the different parties in a dispute over a mine in Mich., which will be an extraction site for nickel and copper.

  • Marketwired stops selling data to high-speed traders Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Marketwired web page

    Marketwired, which publishes and distributes corporate earnings, said it will no longer sell them to high-frequency trading companies.

  • Puerto Rico debt restructuring seen as inevitable Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 7:09 AM ET
    A roofless colonial building is overtaken by vegetation in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Few who have followed the Caribbean island's financial troubles doubt that a massive restructuring is in its future.

  • Dingell, longest-serving congressman, to retire Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.

    The Michigan Democrat is the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and has been a staunch advocate for the auto industry.

  • Detroit bankruptcy plan faces widespread backlash Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    Kevyn Orr

    The attacks on the blueprint unveiled Friday mark the start of the kind of litigious, acrimonious battle city officials are hoping to avoid.

  • Great Lakes about 90% frozen     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from aboard the USCGC Hollyhock where the U.S. Coast Guard is trying to crush the ice in the Great Lakes.

  • White House: No bailout for Puerto Rico Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    A vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    The White House is not considering a financial bailout for Puerto Rico, an Obama administration official says.

  • GM to pay first quarterly dividend since 2008 Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    GM will pay the first quarterly dividend on its common stock in almost six years, marking another step in the automaker's recovery from bankruptcy.

  • Is this the new battleground for carmakers? Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Mercedes Benz C-Class sedan

    "We are entering a new era," Mercedes-Benz development chief Thomas Weber said.

  • Midwest manufacturing cools in Dec: Survey Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    The first Ford Fusion made in the U.S., at Ford's assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

    The pace of growth of business in the Midwest slowed in December, signaling a cooling in the region's manufacturing.

  • Obamacare's new test starts on New Year's Day Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    A couple speaks with an insurance agent as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami, Florida.

    New Year's Day will bring a fresh test for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, as hundreds of thousands of Americans will begin to use the program's new medical coverage for the first time.

  • Detroit faces new speedbump in bankruptcy process Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    The city of Detroit awaits their bankruptcy decision expected on Dec. 3, 2013.

    A key component in Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy will either be renegotiated over the next week or possibly face litigation, an attorney says.

  • Ford's shares hammered on Europe, LatAm woes Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    Ford said it expects lower pretax profit in 2014, and that targets for global automotive operating margin are at risk.

  • GM to invest $1.3 billion in 5 US plants Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Mary Barra

    On the heels of appointing its first female CEO, General Motors said its $1.3 billion investment at five plants will create or retain 1,000 jobs.

  • Lesson from Detroit: Get ready for more muni mess Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    Detroit, Michigan

    Fiscally distressed governments across the country may have gotten a troubling blueprint this week for getting out of their respective messes.