• After port crisis, retailers want to buy American Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.

    According to a new study, 43 percent of retail CFOs said North America provides the most attractive sourcing opportunities for 2015.

  • US needs manufacturing to stay great: Author   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET
    US needs manufacturing to stay great: Author

    U.S. manufacturing contributes to about 11 percent of GDP, and is 9 percent of the workforce. Dan Dimicco, author of "American Made," discusses the need for more manufacturing in America.

  • From orthopedics to celebs   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    From orthopedics to celebs

    Bronx based manufacturer America Orthopedics is catering to those who have problem feet and need orthopedic shoes, and is now reinventing its business and gaining popularity among celebrities, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • Chicago PMI 45.8   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 45.8

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing

  • Don't cheer surprise upside in China flash PMI: HSBC

    John Zhu, greater China economist at HSBC, says growth in China's manufacturing sector remains subdued and attributes the surprise upside in February's PMI to seasonal effects.

  • West Coast ports, union reach tentative labor deal Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    Container ships sit docked in a berth at the Port of Oakland on February 17, 2015 in Oakland, California.

    Shipping companies and terminal operators clinched a tentative deal with the dockworkers union, settling a labor dispute causing months of backups at 29 U.S. ports.

  • Why port backup could cost billions   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Why port backup could cost billions

    National Association of Manufacturers CEO Jay Timmons provides insight the potential fallout from the West Coast port delays.

  • Port issues to hit consumer?   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Port issues to hit consumer?

    Some delays have now reached up to two weeks at the LA port, explains MEMA CEO Steve Handschuh. He discusses the expense of redirecting these shipments.

  • King dollar vs. niche businesses   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    King dollar vs. niche businesses

    Brian Hamilton, Sageworks chairman, weighs in on how a strong dollar is impacting small business.

  • Making buildings more sustainable   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Making buildings more sustainable

    Coen Van Oostrom, CEO of OVG, says that while it costs 10 percent more to make a sustainable building, the world needs more of them.

  • Is China's slowdown here to stay?   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Is China's slowdown here to stay?

    Charlie Diebel, head of macro strategy at Aviva Investors, says that despite data underlining China's slowdown, the country is doing a "good job" at controlling it.

  • Here's why Lenovo had an 'impressive' Q3   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    Here's why Lenovo had an 'impressive' Q3

    Alex Ng, Equity Research, Vice President - China Technology at China Merchants Securities, says Lenovo's revenue growth outpaced ballooning expenses related to the acquisition of U.S. brand Motorola.

  • How will China lift growth?   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    How will China lift growth?

    The latest Chinese PMI data demonstrates its "precarious" current position says Shweta Singh, senior economist at Lombard Research, who discusses what it needs to do next.

  • Beijing will stick to targeted easing: StanChart   Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 12:16 AM ET
     Beijing will stick to targeted easing: StanChart

    Monday's PMI data is in line with the ongoing narrative of slowing growth in China so authorities will stick to the script of targeted easing, says Clive McDonnell, Head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered.

  • Despite falling PMI, 'China is doing ok': ANZ   Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 9:13 PM ET
    Despite falling PMI, 'China is doing ok': ANZ

    While China is seeing moderating growth and manufacturing activities, other sectors are holding up quite well, says Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ.

  • China economy starts 2015 on the back foot Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 9:59 PM ET

    Activity in China's factory sector contracted in January for the first time in more than two years, an official survey showed, a far worse result than expected.

  • Chicago PMI 59.4   Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 59.4

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on manufacturing activity.

  • How it's done: The making of an NFL football Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    A manufactured Wilson football is on display at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. factory in Ada, Ohio.

    Since 1941, every point scored in the National Football League has involved a Wilson Football. Here's how they're made.

  • The US manufacturer that keeps the NFL flying Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    An employee laces up a football at a Wilson football factory.

    Creating 700,000 footballs per year, Wilson controls about 70 percent of the market, with the NFL being its longest and most lucrative partner.

  • Factory activity grows at lower rate, orders weigh Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector continued to expand in January but at a slightly slower pace than the month before, an industry report showed.