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  • Veterans fill skills gap at manufacturing plants Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    After a Navy career, Dave Collins—adept at handling a variety of technical machinery—found a natural fit working in America's manufacturing plants.

    Just in time for Veterans Day, it turns out more vets find that their technical machinery skills are a neat fit at U.S. manufacturing plants.

  • US manufacturing activity hits 2½-year high Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee grinds steel components at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The US manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest pace in 2½ years last month, an industry report showed Friday, but the pace of hiring slowed from September.

  • US manufacturing hits one year low in Oct: Markit Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 9:05 AM ET
    The first Ford Fusion made in the U.S., at Ford's assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

    The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector hit a one-year-low in October as factory output slowed sharply, in contrast to other manufacturing indicators showing expansion.

  • Chinese economy faces 'many issues'  Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Louis Kuijs, chief China economist at RBS, discusses the issues facing the Chinese economy and the government's firmer monetary stance.

  • This is as good as it gets for China: HSBC  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 9:46 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says China's economy is still holding up after Friday's two separate readings of factory activity.

  • UBS: China official PMI is no reason to celebrate  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 9:01 PM ET

    Pu Yonghao, Regional CIO, APAC at UBS Wealth Management isn't excited over October's upbeat official PMI figure as he still thinks the mainland faces severe structural issues.

  • China's manufacturing activity picks up pace Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    China's manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in 18 months in October, official data on Friday showed.

  • Asian markets await China PMI figures  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:22 PM ET

    Ahead of China's official PMI figure and HSBC's final reading, CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris tells you what to expect.

  • US took nearly $10 bln bath on GM rescue: Study Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    GM's On Star remote control

    The U.S. government has booked a loss of $9.7 billion on the nearly $50 billion bailout of U.S. automaker General Motors, according to a Congressional report.

  • US output barreled ahead in Sept to 7-month high Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 9:20 AM ET
    The first Ford Fusion made in the U.S., at Ford's assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

    U.S. industrial production recorded its largest increase in seven months in September as utilities output surged after several months of declines, but manufacturing showed signs of cooling.

  • Euro zone PMI: Down but not out  Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, says that while the dip in the euro zone PMI is disappointing, it remains in expansion and is therefore positive.

  • China won't see June credit crunch repeat: Pro  Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie says China shares similar problems with other emerging markets as the government tries to figure out restructuring and liquidity.

  • China growth momentum still strong: Societe Generale  Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 9:44 PM ET

    After HSBC's China flash PMI comes in strong for October, Yao Wei , China Economist at Societe Generale says Beijing won't have a problem hitting its 7.5 percent growth target this year.

  • One shoe manufacturer's 'Made in USA' campaign Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Doug Clark, founder of New England Footwear, is doing something few American entrepreneurs have done in years: Create a shoe factory on U.S. soil.

    A small New England footwear company is doing what few have done in years: building a shoe manufacturing plant in America.

  • 'This has been a tough and painful year': CAT CEO  Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    When you lose $11 billion off the top line it's had to recover, says Doug Oberhelman, Chairman & CEO of Caterpillar, breaking down his company's third quarter earnings miss and providing his take on weakness in the mining sector.

  • Caterpillar in ugly earnings miss, cuts outlook Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 7:32 AM ET
    Caterpillar Inc. excavators sit on display at the Altorfer CAT dealership in Bettendorf, Iowa.

    Caterpillar posted a lower-than-expected profit and cut its full-year forecast again amid weak demand from mining customers.

  • China's factory sector may contract in October Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    China's manufacturing sector may have slipped into a contractionary phase in October following two months of expansion, according to Nomura.

  • NY manufacturing slumps to 5-month low: Survey Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    A worker cuts fabric patterns at Dynotex Inc. garment factory in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    The pace of growth in New York state's manufacturing sector slipped this month to its slowest since May, but business optimism stayed strong.

  • UK economy: 'Cracks' are starting to appear  Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, says the disappointing U.K. August industrial output figure is not surprising as most companies have cut costs, rather than sold more.

  • ISM nonmanufacturing index 54.4  Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli with the latest numbers on manufacturing and factory orders.