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  • 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.

  • Welcome sign for grim quarter: Industrial output up Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    U.S. industrial production rose slightly more than expected in June as manufacturing output picked up speed, a welcome sign for an economy that appears to have slowed sharply.

  • 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.