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  • US factory activity inches up in March: Markit Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    A worker builds a Victory Cross Country motorcycle at the Polaris Industries factory in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

    Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector edged higher in March, with factory activity showing the best gain since October.

  • China's current stimulus is insufficient: HSBC   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    China's current stimulus is insufficient: HSBC

    Fred Neumann, Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says the flash PMI reading for March is a "big step back" and indicates that the Chinese government will need to increase stimulus.

  • Control this robot from where you are   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Control this robot from where you are

    The internet of things is spreading fast, even on manufacturing plants. Meet Robochop, the robot that enables people from across the world to control it.

  • New York state manufacturing index falls in March Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    A swimwear production manager for Malia Mills, works at the company's offices in Brooklyn, New York.

    Manufacturing activity growth in New York State slowed in March as the pace of new orders contracted to its weakest level since Nov. 2013.

  • Reinventing manufacturing in 3D   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Reinventing manufacturing in 3D

    Jordan Brandt, Autodesk tech futurist, explains how 3D technology is changing the way products are made.

  • Robots taking over manufacturing?   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Robots taking over manufacturing?

    Boston Consulting Group forecasts robots will handle a quarter of all tasks that can be automated in manufacturing by 2025. CNBC's Mary Thompson goes inside iRobot Corporation to see some of the cool stuff happening in the robotics world.

  • Where the jobs are: Rise of robotics   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Where the jobs are: Rise of robotics

    CNBC's Mary Thompson takes a look at the impact of robots in the manufacturing space and whether it could lead to creating more jobs in the U.S.

  • Dangerous Chinese products: Blame the Americans Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    A welder at a factory in China.

    This is what U.S. firms that are manufacturing in China can do to protect their reputations and customers.

  • After port crisis, retailers want to buy American Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.

    According to a new study, 43 percent of retail CFOs said North America provides the most attractive sourcing opportunities for 2015.

  • US needs manufacturing to stay great: Author   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET
    US needs manufacturing to stay great: Author

    U.S. manufacturing contributes to about 11 percent of GDP, and is 9 percent of the workforce. Dan Dimicco, author of "American Made," discusses the need for more manufacturing in America.

  • From orthopedics to celebs   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    From orthopedics to celebs

    Bronx based manufacturer America Orthopedics is catering to those who have problem feet and need orthopedic shoes, and is now reinventing its business and gaining popularity among celebrities, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • Chicago PMI 45.8   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 45.8

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing

  • Don't cheer surprise upside in China flash PMI: HSBC

    John Zhu, greater China economist at HSBC, says growth in China's manufacturing sector remains subdued and attributes the surprise upside in February's PMI to seasonal effects.

  • West Coast ports, union reach tentative labor deal Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    Container ships sit docked in a berth at the Port of Oakland on February 17, 2015 in Oakland, California.

    Shipping companies and terminal operators clinched a tentative deal with the dockworkers union, settling a labor dispute causing months of backups at 29 U.S. ports.

  • Why port backup could cost billions   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Why port backup could cost billions

    National Association of Manufacturers CEO Jay Timmons provides insight the potential fallout from the West Coast port delays.

  • Port issues to hit consumer?   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Port issues to hit consumer?

    Some delays have now reached up to two weeks at the LA port, explains MEMA CEO Steve Handschuh. He discusses the expense of redirecting these shipments.

  • King dollar vs. niche businesses   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    King dollar vs. niche businesses

    Brian Hamilton, Sageworks chairman, weighs in on how a strong dollar is impacting small business.

  • Making buildings more sustainable   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Making buildings more sustainable

    Coen Van Oostrom, CEO of OVG, says that while it costs 10 percent more to make a sustainable building, the world needs more of them.

  • Is China's slowdown here to stay?   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Is China's slowdown here to stay?

    Charlie Diebel, head of macro strategy at Aviva Investors, says that despite data underlining China's slowdown, the country is doing a "good job" at controlling it.

  • Here's why Lenovo had an 'impressive' Q3   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    Here's why Lenovo had an 'impressive' Q3

    Alex Ng, Equity Research, Vice President - China Technology at China Merchants Securities, says Lenovo's revenue growth outpaced ballooning expenses related to the acquisition of U.S. brand Motorola.