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  • 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.

  • A 'brief' foray into a threadbare US sector Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • Ford beats by a mile, lifted by pickups and China Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford Motor, reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings, as strong U.S. pickup truck demand and growing sales in China offset narrowing losses in Europe.

  • Euro zone business activity expands, euro rallies Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Economic activity in the euro zone expanded in July, purchasing managers index (PMI) readings showed on Wednesday, marking the first uptick for business activity since January this year.

  • Boeing profit jumps as commercial plane sales soar Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Jim McNerney, president and CEO of The Boeing Company on Mad Money.

    Boeing posted better-than-expected second-quarter results on Wednesday, helped by a 15 percent jump in commercial aircraft revenue.

  • Is China about to launch a new round of stimulus? Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    China's weak manufacturing data may trigger fresh stimulus measures from the government as Beijing looks to defend its 7.5 percent annual growth target, say economists.

  • For Japan, weak yen still can't offset China slowdown Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:31 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected Japanese export numbers on Wednesday suggest that even a strong boost from a weak yen may not be enough to protect exporters from slowing demand in China.

  • Still overweight China: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank is still overweight China and expects official PMI numbers for July to be positive.

  • China's factory activity plunges to 11-month low Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 9:50 PM ET

    China's factory activity shrank for a third straight month in July, a HSBC private survey of Chinese manufacturers showed on Wednesday.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Mitsuibishi Motors is expected to post a profit of $160 million for the quarter ending in June. The weaker yen helped improve margins on its exports and lifted profits. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Roth: Against a bailout for Detroit     Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Carol Roth, the author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," discusses whether Detroit's bankruptcy is a warning sign for other cities; and Lanny Davis, author of "Crisis Tales"; Jennifer Stefano, Americans for Prosperity PA state director; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio talk show host, weigh in.

  • GE profit, revenue drop on finance unit weakness Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    A General Electric GEnx aircraft engine.

    General Electric posted a decline in profit and revenue on weakness in its finance unit, but its order book rose, sending shares up 2.4 percent in early trading.

  • Can Detroit come back from bankruptcy?     Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, comments on Detroit filing for bankruptcy, which he says, reflects the shift away from traditional manufacturing in the U.S.

  • New orders fuel mid-Atlantic factory surge Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region expanded in July at its highest pace since March 2011 as employment and shipments picked up.

  • Jim Chanos says mining slump will hurt Caterpillar Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Legendary short seller Jim Chanos argued that a slowdown in mining is going to cut into Caterpillar's earnings faster and deeper than investors expect.

  • Nokia misses estimates; sales to China halve Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Finnish mobile maker Nokia shipped fewer phones than forecast in the second quarter, despite a 32 percent rise in sales of its flagship Lumia smartphone.

  • Jack Lew answers Wall Street's questions     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shares his thoughts about financial reforms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and how well Bernanke handled the economy during the economic crisis, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The long game: Why a China slowdown isn't scary Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    The figures haven't been kind to China lately. Gone are the days of double digit growth, trade data have weakened, credit markets have overheated and fears of a housing bubble remain. But despite the bearish headlines, the long-term picture for China looks quite good and a slowdown might actually be healthy, according to HSBC.

  • Amid boom, craft beer brewers feel growing pains Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    U.S. craft brewers are frustrated after many were shut out of a key beer festival, as sector growth exceeds infrastructure. Signs of a frothy market?

  • Tesla shares plunge 14 percent Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Tesla's shares, which soared to a new all-time high earlier this week, were thrown into reverse Tuesday in the biggest one-day drop the stock has seen since January 2012.