• GM to leave South Korea  Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    Mounting labor costs and militant unionism in South Korea have caused General Motors to reconsider its reliance on the country for a fifth of global production. CNBC's Phil LeBeau offers insight.

  • Made in America  Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Mom and pops are making a comeback, as are large corporations. CNBC's Eamon Javers investigates what politicians and corporations are getting out of their on-shoring efforts.

  • The mysterious Asian middleman behind your clothes Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Demonstrators stand outside of the Li Fung tower in Hong Kong as they protest over what they say are unpaid wages owed to textile workers in Turkey by Li and Fung and garment brand Esprit.

    Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.

  • Made in America: Mission (im)possible?  Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    In today's global economy, CNBC's Jane Wells goes on the hunt to find products actually made in America.

  • Eyeing a new dimension for manufacturing  Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson takes a look at how 3D technology has the potential to change manufacturing in America forever.

  • Made in America: Mom and pop shops  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks into the return of mom and pop manufacturing to the U.S.

  • Made in America: Return of mom & pop manufacturing  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    After more than 20 years of closing shop due to overseas competition, it appears small factories are making a comeback, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Making sense of the manufacturing economy  Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Ford Motor Company; Chad Moutray, National Association of Manufacturers, and Steven Szakaly, Cliffs Natural Resources, take a look at how the nation's manufacturing sector is using data to make critical business decisions.

  • Made in America: The Wal-Mart economy  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    American factories had more manufacturing activity in July than other time in the last year. Wal-Mart is announcing plans to buy more U.S made products over the next decade, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • July economic data: two out of three ain't bad Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    The Services and Manufacturing ISM both report Employment expanding, but Nonfarm payrolls were below consensus. ISM respondents' optimism is overdone, or Nonfarm payrolls is wrong.

  • Detroit makers struggle with production shortages Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Ford F-150 trucks at the company's Kansas City, Mo., assembly plant in Claycomo, Mo.

    Many domestic auto plants are operating above 100 percent of straight-time, two-shift capacity, forcing manufacturers to look at their options.

  • ISM Non-manufacturing Index 56.0 in July  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers from the manufacturing sector last month.

  • Euro zone business expanded for the first time in 18 months in July, albeit very slightly, suggesting the economy is slowly starting to stabilize.

  • Transportation fuels US factory orders rise Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee welds a beed onto the nose of an aluminum pontoon during the fabrication process at the Nautic Global Group production facility in Elkhart, Indiana.

    New orders for US factory goods rose for the third straight month in June, the latest indication that a recent slowdown in manufacturing activity had probably run its course.

  • Factory orders up 1.5% in June  Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on factory activity, and a look at today's job numbers, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Toyota raises profit forecast on weak yen, US sales Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 2:11 AM ET

    Toyota raised its operating profit forecast for the financial year ending in March 2014 by 7.8 percent as the weakening yen makes its export business more profitable.

  • Why China's official PMI figure is 'no big deal'  Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:02 PM ET

    Peter Morici, Professor at University of Maryland explains why China's better-than-expected official PMI figure of 50.3 isn't statistically significant.

  • Manufacturing growth booms, but building is down Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Workers use grinders to smooth down the welded joints on railroad suspension parts at the Columbus Castings finishing area in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

    The pace of growth in the US manufacturing sector accelerated in July. A separate report showed that US construction spending unexpectedly fell in June.

  • July's ISM Index 55.4 vs. 50.9 in June  Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing and construction. And CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on what it indicates about the economy and its likely impact on the markets.

  • China's divergent PMI figures  Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 12:22 AM ET

    Jackson Wong, VP at Tanrich Securities explains the divergence between China's official PMI and HSBC's equivalent for July.