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  • Factory orders decline amid broadly soft demand Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    An employee inspects the body frame of a BMW X4 sports utility vehicle on the assembly plant in Greer, South Carolina.

    New orders for U.S. factory goods unexpectedly fell in April as demand for transportation equipment and other goods weakened.

  • How Ford plans to increase production Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    The new Ford F-150 truck is examined at the Rouge Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. on Nov. 6, 2014.

    Ford said it will produce nearly 40,000 additional vehicles by doing this at its North American plants.

  • Construction spending jumps to near 6½ year high Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:06 AM ET
    Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.

    Construction spending spiked in April, while the pace of manufacturing growth rose in May, rebounding off its slowest pace in almost two years.

  • Euro zone May manufacturing PMI: Reaction   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Euro zone May manufacturing PMI: Reaction

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, says despite euro zone's May manufacturing PMI data being a little "disappointing", it's a slow and steady trend in the right direction.

  • Chicago PMI 46.2   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 46.2

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers from the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.

  • SWK CEO: Europe real outlier for us   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    SWK CEO: Europe real outlier for us

    John Lundgren, Stanley Black & Decker CEO, discusses his company's growth prospect; new tools entering the market, and a possible spinoff of its security business.

  • Key Texas activity index hits six-year low Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Welders cut beams for the substructure of a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    It follows dismal initial readings of first-quarter GDP and disappointing May factory surveys from other regional Fed locations.

  • A new cold war front for US and China: Ice buckets Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    A worker adds a liner and handle at the Mr. Ice Bucket factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey

    If you've stayed at the Venetian, a Trump property or Marriott, you've likely used a Mr. Ice Bucket, made by U.S. artisans for 50 years.

  • An encouraging Q1 GDP print for Singapore: HSBC   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    An encouraging Q1 GDP print for Singapore: HSBC

    Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expanded in the first quarter, topping expectations for a contraction, alongside strong growth in construction output, says Joseph Incalcaterra, economist at HSBC.

  • 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.

  • 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.