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  • Turning to cotton for more 'Made in USA' goods Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    After peaking in the late '90s, use of U.S. mills that churn raw cotton fiber into spun yarn has been stable since 2008.

    Cotton Incorporated and Maker's Row, an online marketplace, have partnered to bring back more "Made in USA" goods.

  • Investors in Asia seemed to shrug off China's stronger-than-expected growth domestic product data. CNBC's Eunice Yoon describes some of the headwinds that may be weighing on sentiment.

  • Richard Han, CEO of Hana Microelectronics, plays down the impact of the political uncertainty in Thailand on the company's manufacturing business.

  • Obama's manufacturing revival: Is the gas missing? Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    President Obama speaks about income inequality at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    The promise of the American energy revolution as a new engine for job growth has been lauded by business leaders and politicians alike, but CNBC's Jim Cramer sees very little action.

  • Reinventing America's workforce with cheap energy     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Steve Forbes, Forbes media chairman & editor-In-chief, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, discuss how implementing innovations with cheap energy will provide a renaissance in manufacturing and create more jobs.

  • December PPI up 0.4%; Empire State Index at 12.51     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest producer price data and read on New York manufacturers. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the results.

  • Solving manufacturers' jobs dilemma Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    A worker sewing at J.W. Hulme.

    To fix a manufacturing jobs skills gap, one group has formed to train people in industrial sewing skills, hire them and promote the trade.

  • Non-manufacturing ISM dips to 53     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, reports the December non-manufacturing ISM disappoints, but the employment index hits a 55.8.

  • Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, says growth and investment in British manufacturing is the strongest for a number of years, but banks still need to do more to lend to small businesses.

  • Focus on global manufacturing: Pro     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Where to invest in 2014, with Doug Cote of ING Investment Management. He thinks this is a time to rebalance and get some of the "cheap unloved names."

  • Euro zone PMI: It's 'good news'     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, discusses the euro zone following the release of "very good" PMI data.

  • Singapore growth going to hold up: Pro     Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 9:51 PM ET

    Daryl Liew, Head Of Portfolio Management of REYL Singapore advises investors to look past short-term volatilities in the country's economy after Q4 GDP data missed expectations

  • Midwest manufacturing cools in Dec: Survey Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    The first Ford Fusion made in the U.S., at Ford's assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

    The pace of growth of business in the Midwest slowed in December, signaling a cooling in the region's manufacturing.

  • December Chicago PMI 59.1     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief, break down the latest news on Midwest manufacturing. If you look at the numbers they are pretty solid, says Andres-Frantz.

  • Equity: Beware of New Year 'turmoil'?     Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Mark Sebastian, director of trading and investments at Swan Wealth Advisors, highlights that the new year's releases of both ISM data and nonfarm payrolls could send the market into "turmoil."

  • Investors cheer positive global data     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    The latest data from Europe and the U.S. shows that global business activity expanded this month. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar describes what that means for markets.

  • GM to invest $1.3 billion in 5 US plants Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Mary Barra

    On the heels of appointing its first female CEO, General Motors said its $1.3 billion investment at five plants will create or retain 1,000 jobs.

  • Tractor sales up 10% in 2013     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says 184,000 tractors have been sold in the U.S. this year, up 10 percent. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on predictions for next year.

  • Why Chinese firms are in a sweet spot     Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

    Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics, says mainland companies are still seeing rising orders and production levels, despite Monday's weak HSBC flash PMI.

  • FAA expected to pick 6 drone test sites     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Private drone manufacturers say there is a real opportunity for the drone industry, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.