• January consumer confidence 80.7   Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    January consumer confidence 80.7

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the January read on consumer confidence is 80.7.

  • Rise of the machines: Robots on the factory floor Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Rethink Robotics' Baxter

    Small shops are on the cusp of turning to new, low-cost and more versatile robots in hopes of increasing their productivity and their bottom line.

  • Don't get your hopes up for a China growth pickup: HSBC

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, warns that while January's HSBC Flash PMI data may be skewed, it does show China's economy is slowing.

  • Is Asia no longer the factory of the world?   Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:18 PM ET
     Is Asia no longer the factory of the world?

    Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says the increase of cost due to improved labor standards has resulted in the bottom of labor arbitrage in Asia.

  • China's unwelcome export to the US: Air pollution Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    People wearing masks is a common sight in China's cities, as here in Shanghai.

    China's famously foul urban air is blowing across the Pacific, and much of it is coming from the factories making consumer goods sold in the U.S.

  • 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.

  • China GDP beats estimates, but markets don't care

    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.

  • Hana Microelectronics: No supply chain disruption   Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:35 PM ET
    Hana Microelectronics: No supply chain disruption

    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
    Reinventing America's workforce with cheap energy

    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
    December PPI up 0.4%; Empire State Index at 12.51

    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
    Non-manufacturing ISM dips to 53

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

  • There's a 'rebirth' of British manufacturing: EEF

    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
    Focused on global manufacturing: Pro

    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
    Euro zone PMI: It's 'good news'

    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
    Singapore Growth Going To Be OK: Pro

    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
    December Chicago PMI 59.1

    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
    Equity: Beware of New Year 'turmoil'?

    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."