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  • How it's done: The making of an NFL football Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    A manufactured Wilson football is on display at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. factory in Ada, Ohio.

    Since 1941, every point scored in the National Football League has involved a Wilson Football. Here's how they're made.

  • The US manufacturer that keeps the NFL flying Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    An employee laces up a football at a Wilson football factory.

    Creating 700,000 footballs per year, Wilson controls about 70 percent of the market, with the NFL being its longest and most lucrative partner.

  • Factory activity grows at lower rate, orders weigh Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector continued to expand in January but at a slightly slower pace than the month before, an industry report showed.

  • HSBC: 'China's not out of the woods yet'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:45 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says continued contraction in the manufacturing sector may warrant more easing from Chinese authorities.

  • Dow Chemical CEO: Oil headed north of $45  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical CEO, shares his thoughts on how stable, low oil prices are impacting his company and the global economy.

  • Why commodity exporters may get a tailwind Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 5:54 PM ET
    A worker walks among coils of galvanized steel at the ArcelorMittal Eko Stahl steelworks in Germany

    Conventional wisdom suggests commodity exporters will take price declines on the chin, but Morgan Stanley expects they'll benefit most.

  • US producer prices post biggest drop in three years Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    A transmission for a Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    U.S. producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs.

  • Manufacturing myth?  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:54 PM ET

    The employment participation rate remains near historic lows. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports one new study calls the idea of a renaissance in manufacturing a myth.

  • Study busts US manufacturing myth  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC''s Scott Cohn reports the results of a new study shows the U.S. has a long way to go to regain jobs lost in the manufacturing sector since 2000.

  • US manufacturing rebound a virtual 'myth': Study Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    A 2014 Ford F-150 truck as it undergoes assembly at the Ford Dearborn Plant, last June in Dearborn, Michigan.

    Despite anecdotal evidence, a new study is dismissing the U.S. manufacturing renaissance as little more than a "myth."

  • Airbus and Boeing need to step up on aircraft technology as recent tragedies will likely increase demand for sophisticated jets, says Neal Dihora, Equity Analyst at Morningstar.

  • Disappointing euro zone manufacturing data  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Manufacturing PMI data for the euro zone came in below expectations in December at 50.6. CNBC presenters Wilfred Frost and Julia Chatterley discuss the "disappointing" data.

  • China factory output sputtered as economy cools Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 10:58 PM ET

    China's factory activity sputtered in December, underlining challenges facing the country's manufacturers amid rising costs and softening demand.

  • China HSBC PMI slips in fresh sign of slowdown Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:47 PM ET

    In a fresh sign China's economy is slowing, the final China HSBC PMI for December indicated manufacturing contracted for the first time in seven months.

  • India's 'Make in India' drive lacks skilled labor Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 7:12 PM ET
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to unveil the logo at the launch of 'Make in India' campaign on September 25, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

    Modi's "make in India" drive to turn the country into a manufacturing and export powerhouse has hit a serious headwind: Too few skilled laborers.

  • VW's Audi to boost investments on models, plants Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 4:57 AM ET
    An employee secures a wheel to an Audi A6 Quattro automobile as it passes along the Audi AG production line inside the carmaker's factory in Neckarsulm, Germany.

    Audi plans to increase spending on new models, plants and technology to around $29 billion through 2019, striving to top BMW as the largest luxury-car maker.

  • Japan data shows Abenomics still struggling Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.

  • China railway strategy goes off track Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:38 PM ET
    Mechanics check a high-speed train at Xi'an Electric Multiple Unit Maintenance Base

    A decade after splitting two railroad manufacturers from the same company to promote competition, China now wants to recombine them. The Financial Times reports.

  • Russia's market sends ripple effects elsewhere  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Europe is exposed to Russia's market and its economic downfall, however the impact could be "fairly limited" on the EU markets says Otilia Dhand, vice president of Teneo Intelligence.

  • Made in the USA: An iconic holiday toy comes home Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Logs being cut at Pride Manufacturing’s Burnham, Maine, plant. They will be turned into Lincoln Log toys.

    The iconic Lincoln Log toy has moved its manufacturing back to the U.S., without hurting its profit margins. Here's a look behind the scenes.