China is losing competitiveness to lower-cost producing countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, which is pressurizing its manufacturing sector, says Stanley Szeto, Chairman & CEO of Lever Style.» Read More
The low-cost advantage that China once enjoyed (at least in the East Coast cities called the Gold Coast) is starting to fade.
Dell reported earnings that fell far shy of market forecasts but revenue came in better than expected. Shares were little changed after-hours.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on a Chinese company that plans to manufacture products in the United States and then sell them to Chinese consumers. And, Thilo Hanemann, Rhodium Group, discusses how the Chinese are making more direct investments in the U.S.
Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, explains the complexity of the economic relationship between the United States and China.
A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.
New car registrations increased by 1.8 percent to 1.08 million vehicles last month, marking the first rise since September 2011.
Foxconn has made substantial progress toward improving safety at its three Chinese plants, but it has not yet reduced the average workweek to the maximum allowed by Chinese law. The New York Times reports.
Overtaking Apple as the world's leading maker of smartphones has stretched Samsung's in-house supply lines, and the South Korean firm is now courting some of its rival's main parts suppliers.
Japanese core machinery orders jumped a bigger-than-expected 14.2 percent in March in a sign a weaker yen are making companies more confident about investing in equipment.
As American defense companies prepare to feel the ill effects of the sequester on their bottom lines, the companies are increasingly looking to court new customers abroad.
The 5 companies named as a CNBC Disruptors: 3D Robotics, Makerbot, Quirky, Shapeways, and Rethink Robotics are redefining the business of manufacturing.
Mercedes-Benz is digging in and putting more features into its redesigned flagship S-Class sedan. This is not just another ultra-luxury sedan.
From 3-D printing to drones you can buy for less than a computer, the disruptions to the traditional manufacturing model have opened up a Pandora's box of possibility.
U.S. industrial production fell by more than expected in April, reflecting a broad decline in factory output and a weather-related decrease in demand for utilities.
Open-source technology and low-cost tools are bringing product development out of the confines of factories, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. And, Ben Kaufman, Quirky CEO & founder, explains how his company's innovative initiatives are changing the way things are made.
The 5 companies named as a CNBC Disruptor: 3D Robotics, Makerbot, Quirky, Shapeways, Rethink Robotics are redefining the business of manufacturing.
Chinese-owned firm plans manufacturing in U.S. and selling to China
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on factory orders.
China's annual industrial output growth quickened to 9.3 percent in April, recovering from a seven-month low hit in March but still missing market expectations, data showed on Monday.
The California EV manufacturer is promising even better numbers for the rest of the coming year as it ramps up production at its assembly plant near San Francisco.