Industrial production rose as a bounce back in motor vehicle assembly lifted manufacturing output, a hopeful sign for the economy.» Read More
Gernot Nerb, researcher at IFO, comments on the better-than-expected German IFO figure.
In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.
General Motors on Thursday posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on strong demand in North America and cost-cutting in its struggling European business.
3M posts a slightly higher quarterly profit, helped by revenue increases across most of its business lines, and raises the number of shares it expects to buy back this year.
General Motors CFO Daniel Ammann talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's earnings beat and how GM is progressing in Europe, led by cost control and new products.
Vasu Menon Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank says that Beijing is adamant to restructure the economy and will therefore, not resort to stimulus measures anytime soon.
Crude fell sharply on Wednesday, with U.S. oil ending the session barely above $105 as weak China data renewed concerns over demand growth.
Caterpillar reported a lower quarterly profit on Wednesday and cut its outlook for full-year earnings.
Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.
Ford Motor, reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings, as strong U.S. pickup truck demand and growing sales in China offset narrowing losses in Europe.
Economic activity in the euro zone expanded in July, purchasing managers index (PMI) readings showed on Wednesday, marking the first uptick for business activity since January this year.
Boeing posted better-than-expected second-quarter results on Wednesday, helped by a 15 percent jump in commercial aircraft revenue.
China's weak manufacturing data may trigger fresh stimulus measures from the government as Beijing looks to defend its 7.5 percent annual growth target, say economists.
Weaker-than-expected Japanese export numbers on Wednesday suggest that even a strong boost from a weak yen may not be enough to protect exporters from slowing demand in China.
John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank is still overweight China and expects official PMI numbers for July to be positive.
China's factory activity shrank for a third straight month in July, a HSBC private survey of Chinese manufacturers showed on Wednesday.
Mitsuibishi Motors is expected to post a profit of $160 million for the quarter ending in June. The weaker yen helped improve margins on its exports and lifted profits. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.
Carol Roth, the author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," discusses whether Detroit's bankruptcy is a warning sign for other cities; and Lanny Davis, author of "Crisis Tales"; Jennifer Stefano, Americans for Prosperity PA state director; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio talk show host, weigh in.
General Electric posted a decline in profit and revenue on weakness in its finance unit, but its order book rose, sending shares up 2.4 percent in early trading.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, comments on Detroit filing for bankruptcy, which he says, reflects the shift away from traditional manufacturing in the U.S.