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Factory-sector growth in China and India stumbled in April to further underline the impact of a fragile global economy.
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The pace of US manufacturing growth slowed in April, an industry report showed on Wednesday. A separate report showed that construction spending fell in March.
Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan reported double-digit U.S. sales gains last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years.
China reported relatively benign manufacturing data on Wednesday, but analysts said the real story was the substantial fall in new factory orders, which they believe has the potential to trigger stimulus action from the government.
Manufacturing job growth, which included adding a half million workers between January 2010 and the middle of last year, has hit a plateau over the last six months.
Norman Chan, Head of Investment at Calibre Asset Management explains why he believes there is a good chance that growth will pick up again in the coming months.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on manufacturing and construction spending. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets chief U.S. economist, discuss the latest economic data and the Fed's impact on the markets.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on the economic health of the manufacturing sector.
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U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in April as Americans felt better about the outlook for the economy and their income prospects.
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As Boeing puts the problems with the 787 Dreamliner battery behind it, the stock can climb higher, say analysts.
Madhur Jha, global economist at HSBC, discusses China's unexpected manufacturing sector weakness in April but remains unconvinced that it points to a dramatic Chinese slowdown.
Chrysler's quarterly profit fell 65 percent as it absorbed the costs of new-vehicle launches, the company said on Monday.
The $650 million agreement would also settle the fund's claims of about $2.8 billion against the bankrupt company.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods recorded their biggest drop in seven months and a gauge of planned business spending rose modestly, adding to signs of a slowdown.
Boeing managed to slough off the effects of a controversy with its 787 Dreamliner, posting a first quarter profit that far exceeded Wall Street's expectations.
Ford reported quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday, with new cars helping to boost sales.
The Department of Transportation wants automakers to limit their in-car communication systems in an effort to curb distracted driving accidents.