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  • Japan's robots eye autos to take up smartphone slack Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:49 PM ET
    Arm robots assemble parts at Nissan Motor's Tochigi Plant in Japan.

    As the breakneck growth in the global smartphone market eases, Japanese companies that make the robots that build the phones are looking to automakers to take up the slack.

  • Microsoft is still leaking cash on this device Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Introduced last October and February, Microsoft's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as inconsistent sales have been overcome by advertising and other costs.

  • Chrysler earnings jump 16%, give boost to Fiat Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 5:38 AM ET

    Chrysler posted a 16 percent rise in second-quarter earnings and its CEO said he expects stronger numbers in the second half—though results are still expected to miss targets.

  • Is Asia poised for a sharp slowdown? Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    Pessimism about China's economy and uncertainty about Japan's attempts to end two decades of economic stagnation are reflecting growing concerns about these Asian countries.

  • Apple supplier accused of hiring underaged workers Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    One of Apple's big suppliers employed underage workers and pressured employees to work illegal overtime, according to a Chinese workers' rights group. The Financial Times reports.

  • Abenomics setback? Japan industrial output falls Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output fell by a worst-than-expected margin in June, sparking concerns whether the government's radical economic revival plans are having enough of an impact.

  • Ford hits the fast lane: Shares could race up 30% Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    A Ford Focus sits on display at a Manhattan car dealership that sells Ford vehicles in New York City.

    The automaker is on a path to become the favored auto brand of the world after demonstrating strong quarterly results in all major global regions, and that could seriously lift shares.

  • BMW's new i3 battery car targets urbanites Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 6:28 AM ET
    BMW i3 detail

    One look at the BMW i3 and you'll know this is not your typical BMW.

  • Siemens CEO Löscher said to fight his ouster Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:13 AM ET

    Siemens CEO Peter Löscher will fight the group's plans to oust him, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday, saying the chief of the industrial group will only step down if the company's chairman also quits.

  • Company in crisis? Here's how Samsung stays on top Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    As margins shrink on tablets and smartphones, Samsung attempts to reinvent itself through disruption — again. The GloalPost reports.

  • American Made: Shinola watches     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Heath Carr, CEO of Shinola.

    Heath Carr, CEO, Shinola, talks about the watches his company makes and why he decided to locate his company in Detroit. The company has 75 employees in its detroit headquarters. With Richard Bernstein.

  • German business sentiment improves in July Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    German business morale improved in July, figures from the German Ifo institute released on Thursday showed.

  • German manufacturing quite strong: pro     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Gernot Nerb, researcher at IFO, comments on the better-than-expected German IFO figure.

  • Consumer Reports gives a Chevy its highest rating Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.

  • New vehicle launches to drive GM in future: CFO Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:30 AM ET
    GM CEO Dan Akerson

    General Motors on Thursday posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on strong demand in North America and cost-cutting in its struggling European business.

  • 3M posts slight profit gain, boosts share buyback Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    3M posts a slightly higher quarterly profit, helped by revenue increases across most of its business lines, and raises the number of shares it expects to buy back this year.

  • GM's earnings reaction     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    General Motors CFO Daniel Ammann talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's earnings beat and how GM is progressing in Europe, led by cost control and new products.

  • Vasu Menon Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank says that Beijing is adamant to restructure the economy and will therefore, not resort to stimulus measures anytime soon.

  • US oil finishes lower on China worries Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Crude fell sharply on Wednesday, with U.S. oil ending the session barely above $105 as weak China data renewed concerns over demand growth.

  • Caterpillar cuts year outlook, CEO counters Chanos Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    Caterpillar reported a lower quarterly profit on Wednesday and cut its outlook for full-year earnings.