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  • Applied Materials names new CEO; revenue skids 16% Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 5:04 PM ET

    Applied Materials named Gary Dickerson as its new CEO. The chip-equipment maker's latest results fell short of expectations amid a drop in demand.

  • Philly Fed factory activity slows in August Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    An employee grinds steel components on the fabrication area floor at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

    Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region weakened in August as new orders fell and the pace of hiring slowed, a survey showed on Thursday.

  • The 'gold rush' for 3-D printing patents Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    3-D printer creates a sculpture of a woman at the DMY International Design Festival at the former Tempelhof Airport Hangar on June 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

    3-D printing could reshape patent and intellectual property laws. Get ready for a patent land grab of intellectual property not seen since the dot-com boom.

  • US industrial output holds steady in July Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Workers use grinders to smooth down the welded joints on railroad suspension parts at the Columbus Castings finishing area in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

    Output at U.S. factories declined slightly in July, reflecting a drop in auto production.

  • China clamps down on counterfeit goods     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:34 AM ET

    China may be known as the factory of the world but many consumers are now questioning the safety of its knock off products, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • Deere Q3 results beat expectations     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Ann Duignan, JPMorgan analyst, breaks down the machinery makers third quarter numbers of $2.56 EPS on revenues of $9.32 billion.

  • GM to leave South Korea     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    Mounting labor costs and militant unionism in South Korea have caused General Motors to reconsider its reliance on the country for a fifth of global production. CNBC's Phil LeBeau offers insight.

  • Made in America     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Mom and pops are making a comeback, as are large corporations. CNBC's Eamon Javers investigates what politicians and corporations are getting out of their on-shoring efforts.

  • The mysterious Asian middleman behind your clothes Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Demonstrators stand outside of the Li Fung tower in Hong Kong as they protest over what they say are unpaid wages owed to textile workers in Turkey by Li and Fung and garment brand Esprit.

    Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.

  • Made in America: Mission (im)possible?     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    In today's global economy, CNBC's Jane Wells goes on the hunt to find products actually made in America.

  • Eyeing a new dimension for manufacturing     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson takes a look at how 3D technology has the potential to change manufacturing in America forever.

  • Made in America: Mom and pop shops     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks into the return of mom and pop manufacturing to the U.S.

  • After more than 20 years of closing shop due to overseas competition, it appears small factories are making a comeback, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Making sense of the manufacturing economy     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Ford Motor Company; Chad Moutray, National Association of Manufacturers, and Steven Szakaly, Cliffs Natural Resources, take a look at how the nation's manufacturing sector is using data to make critical business decisions.

  • Made in America: The Wal-Mart economy     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    American factories had more manufacturing activity in July than other time in the last year. Wal-Mart is announcing plans to buy more U.S made products over the next decade, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • July economic data: two out of three ain't bad Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    The Services and Manufacturing ISM both report Employment expanding, but Nonfarm payrolls were below consensus. ISM respondents' optimism is overdone, or Nonfarm payrolls is wrong.

  • Detroit makers struggle with production shortages Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Ford F-150 trucks at the company's Kansas City, Mo., assembly plant in Claycomo, Mo.

    Many domestic auto plants are operating above 100 percent of straight-time, two-shift capacity, forcing manufacturers to look at their options.

  • ISM Non-manufacturing Index 56.0 in July     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers from the manufacturing sector last month.

  • Euro zone business expanded for the first time in 18 months in July, albeit very slightly, suggesting the economy is slowly starting to stabilize.

  • Transportation fuels US factory orders rise Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee welds a beed onto the nose of an aluminum pontoon during the fabrication process at the Nautic Global Group production facility in Elkhart, Indiana.

    New orders for US factory goods rose for the third straight month in June, the latest indication that a recent slowdown in manufacturing activity had probably run its course.