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  • June industrial production up 0.3%     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on manufacturing and what it indicates about the economic recovery.

  • What will drive your car's design? Fuel efficiency Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:28 AM ET
    Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

    Fuel-efficiency standards are prompting automakers to try design tactics that could change the look of your next car.

  • Apple iPhone 5S production to begin soon: Analyst Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Production of Apple's next generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5S, will begin this month and will be available this fall, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says.

  • An underwear 'kickstart' in the USA     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Jake Bronstein, CEO of Flint & Tinder, explains how his dismay with low-quality underwear led him to produce a high-end brand, which is made in America and becoming a multimillion-dollar business.

  • US probes C-Class Mercedes for lighting problems Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    Mercedes' Joachim Schmidt poses with a C-Class car in January 2008.

    U.S. safety regulators say they are investigating about 218,000 Mercedes C-Class luxury cars because the rear lights can fail and even catch fire.

  • Despite fire, airlines flying Boeing Dreamliner Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    Another 787 has caught fire and once again as investigators look for the cause, airlines around the world continue to fly their Boeing planes.

  • June retail sales up 0.4%     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on consumer spending and New York manufacturing, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Dreamliner fire sends Boeing's shares reeling Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    An Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner jet caught fire at Heathrow Airport in London on July 12, 2013.

    Boeing shares dropped sharply Friday after a fire broke out at London's Heathrow Airport on one of the aerospace giant's troubled Dreamliner planes.

  • US inflation stirs in June as producers hike prices Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A worker assembles window frames at Crystal Windows & Doors IL Manufacturer in Chicago, Illinois.

    U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in June, pointing to an apparent increase in inflationary pressures that could raise eyebrows at the Federal Reserve.

  • Tsinghua Holdings to buy chipmaker Spreadtrum Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    An engineer at Spreadtrum Communications Inc., tests a mobile phone in an Antenna Mesurement System (anechoic chamber) at the company's facility in Shanghai, China.

    Chinese cellphone chip designer Spreadtrum Communications will be acquired by a unit of government-owned Tsinghua Holdings for a raised offer price of about $1.78 billion.

  • Euro Zone Output Down as Recovery Remains Fragile Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Euro zone factory output fell in May for the first time in four months, data showed on Friday, suggesting a fragile and uneven recovery in the bloc.

  • China Slowdown: This Rival Could Be a Winner Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    As the world's second largest economy suffers a deepening slowdown, neighboring rival India could be a major benefactor from China's lackluster performance, say economists.

  • Ford Is Slashing the Price of This Popular Model Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    Ford Focus Electric

    Ford will reduce the price of its 2014 Focus Electric compact car by 10 percent, the latest in a series of price cuts by major automakers on their battery-powered cars.

  • Who Just Unseated HP as the World's Biggest PC Maker? Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:55 PM ET

    China's Lenovo overtook U.S. tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) to become the No. 1 personal computer (PC) maker in the world, according to two technology research firms Gartner and IDC.

  • US & China Officials Meet in Washington     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    The two countries are meeting to discuss everything from security to economic issues, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. And Peter Baum, Essex Manufacturing, weighs in on China's impact on U.S. markets and businesses.

  • Glum Export Data Pours Cold Water on China GDP Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    China's export figures are not good news for GDP figures, which will be released on Sunday night.

  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With a Beat Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Alcoa Inc. employee works at the company's Mt. Holly production plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

    Analysts are expecting a dismal second-quarter earnings season but Alcoa, first out of the gate, beat on both earnings and revenue.

  • Why Manufacturing Jobs Are Lagging     Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    Ronald DeFeo, chairman and CEO of Terex, shares his thoughts on why there is a lack of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., and weighs in on interest rates, debt and taxes.

  • Made in the USA     Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    What makes America a great place for manufacturing? Richelieu Dennis, Sundial Creations CEO, and Marc Essenfeld, Tribeca Oven CEO, discuss the employment market and manufacturing in the America.

  • Manufacturing Not Seeing Employment Gains Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A worker at a factory operated by Alcoa.

    Despite the improvement in the overall jobs picture in the U.S—as non-farm payrolls grew by 195,000 in June—employment in American manufacturing is still bleak.