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  • Hana Electronics CEO: '2014 was a good year'   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:35 PM ET
    Hana Electronics CEO: '2014 was a good year'

    Richard Han, CEO of Hana Electronics, says last year's military coup resulted in much-needed stability that allowed businesses to return to normal in Thailand.

  • China manufacturing PMI falls again   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    China manufacturing PMI falls again

    Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, says that China's latest manufacturing PMI data demonstrates that its stimulus measures aren't taking effect yet.

  • Hyundai's union boss walks negotiating tightrope Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:15 PM ET

    Hyundai's union boss faces dissent from within the country's most strike-prone union even as the company is trying to ditch its wage structure.

  • What US manufacturing needs to succeed Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    PPG Industries headquarters located at One PPG Place in Pittsburgh.

    Here’s what needs to happen to create an environment to help manufacturing succeed, says PPG executive Bryan Iams.

  • An outfitter says good-bye to the Letterman show Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Actress Julia Roberts, donning a Golden Bear jacket, makes her final visit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" on May 13, 2015.

    Golden Bear, the maker of Letterman's "Late Show" staff jackets for over 15 years, will miss the king of late-night TV when he retires.

  • US business inventories barely rise in March Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Employee Ian Mach operates a forklift at the distribution center of the Oregon Freeze Dry Inc.

    U.S. business inventories barely rose in March as sales recorded their biggest gain in eight months.

  • Quirky is No. 15 on Disruptor 50   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Quirky is No. 15 on Disruptor 50

    Quirky takes ordinary ideas and turns them into real products. Quirky's CEO Ben Kaufman, discusses the success of his company in unlocking people's ideas.

  • Why Jim O'Neill, others see bullish case for India Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The country's stock market fell 1.8% after a huge surge last year, but India may still be lucrative for foreign investors.

  • 'Things are chugging along in China': Nash   Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 10:05 PM ET
    'Things are chugging along in China': Nash

    Tony Nash, vice president at Delta Economics, explains why markets shouldn't read too much into the weaker-than-expected HSBC's final China purchasing managers' index for April.

  • Weak China April PMI not a surprise: HSBC   Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Weak China April PMI not a surprise: HSBC

    Julia Wang, Greater China economist at HSBC, says the final PMI reading showed "continued contraction" of China's factory sector and is a reminder that the economy still needs monetary support.

  • China April official PMI signals stalled growth Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:58 PM ET
    Workers manufacture cotton yarn at a factory in Dali county, Shaanxi province, China.

    China's official PMI came in at 50.1 for April, a tad above expectations, but still indicating the world's second-largest economy is cooling down.

  • Traders watch the dollar   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders watch the dollar

    U.S. Fed Policy is at direct odds with the European Central Bank, CNBC's Patti Domm discusses its impact on the dollar.

  • Volvo ousts chief executive; shares jump 13% Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    Sweden's Volvo named the head of Volkswagen-owned Scania as its chief executive on Wednesday, replacing embattled Olof Persson.

  • Manufacturing activity slows in April: NY Fed Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    An employee applies a sealant to sheets for countertops at the IceStone manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, New York.

    Manufacturing activity growth in New York State unexpectedly contracted in April, as the pace of new orders fell to a multi-year low.

  • Improving worker safety in Bangladesh   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:34 PM ET
    Improving worker safety in Bangladesh

    Ellen Tauscher, board chair, Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, outlines the progress made in ensuring worker safety two years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse.

  • Markets shrug off poor Chinese export data   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Markets shrug off poor Chinese export data

    Chinese markets have shrugged off a sharp slowdown in the country's exports, amid hopes that the weak data will prompt further monetary stimulus from Beijing. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • Strong dollar squeezing 'Made in USA' firms Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Garrett Blake of the Upstanding Bicycle Company.

    The dollar’s run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they’re facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.

  • Labor pains in the oil patch   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Labor pains in the oil patch

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at how layoffs in the oil sector are beginning to impact manufacturing jobs.

  • Massive fire tears through GE structure in KY Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    The General Electric logo is seen on a microwave oven sale at a Lowe's store in Torrance, Calif.

    A five-alarm fire nearly leveled a structure run by GE in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • West Coast port fiasco over? Not so fast Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    A shipping container is moved at the Port of Oakland.

    Serious damage has been done to the West Coast ports business and it needs to be addressed quickly, say the CEOs of the US Chamber, NRF and NAM.