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  • Can the euro zone recovery keep pace?     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses the euro zone's fledgling recovery, following the release of August PMI data.

  • Looking up! Economic gauge rises 0.6% Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The index of leading indicators climbed, pointing to an improvement in growth despite federal spending cuts and weaker global demand that had weighed on the economy.

  • US manufacturing growth hits five-month high Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    An employee uses a burning torch on a steel box beam at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland.

    US manufacturing activity hit a five-month high in August as hiring picked up and new orders increased at their fastest pace since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.

  • China PMI is 'positive surprise': economist     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Richard Jerram, chief economist at the Bank of Singapore, comments on the "encouraging" PMI numbers out of the euro zone and China.

  • Lenovo: PC market is not dead     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:38 AM ET

    Milko Van Duijl, Asia Pacific President & Senior Vice President at Lenovo shares his outlook for the PC market.

  • BlueScope Steel on the road to recovery     Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    Paul O'Malley, Managing Director of BlueScope Steel discusses the road to recovery for the Australian-listed steel maker, after reporting its first annual underlying profit in three years.

  • The booming business of 3-D printing Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    A 3-D printer being used to engineer a new ear.

    3-D printing is no longer limited to prototypes and futuristic dreams. Additive manufacturing already can be found in everything from teeth aligners to jet engine parts.

  • 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.