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  • Caterpillar cuts year outlook, CEO counters Chanos Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    An employee pre-assembles a Caterpillar engine at the Ellicott Dredges facility in Baltimore.

    Caterpillar reported a lower quarterly profit on Wednesday and cut its outlook for full-year earnings.

  • A 'brief' foray into a threadbare US sector Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • Ford beats by a mile, lifted by pickups and China Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford Motor, reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings, as strong U.S. pickup truck demand and growing sales in China offset narrowing losses in Europe.

  • 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
    Still overweight China: Pro

    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
    Nikkei Business Report

    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
    Roth: Against a bailout for Detroit

    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
    Can Detroit come back from bankruptcy?

    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
    Jack Lew answers Wall Street's questions

    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.