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  • Jumping jobs! Private sector makes big hiring move Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Job seekers speak with an employer at a job fair in Chicago.

    Private sector job creation surged in July as small businesses and services led the way, according to the latest report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.

  • Can economy grow without QE? Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:03 AM ET
    Can economy grow without QE?

    Bruce Kasman of JPMorgan and Alan Skrainka of Cornerstone Wealth Management discuss the outlook on jobs and GDP as well as the challenges facing the markets.

  • More pain for Chinese factories? Official PMI due Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:02 PM ET

    China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), due out Thursday, is expected to show factory activity contracted for the first time in 10 months.

  • Japan's robots eye autos to take up smartphone slack Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:49 PM ET
    Arm robots assemble parts at Nissan Motor's Tochigi Plant in Japan.

    As the breakneck growth in the global smartphone market eases, Japanese companies that make the robots that build the phones are looking to automakers to take up the slack.

  • Microsoft is still leaking cash on this device Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Introduced last October and February, Microsoft's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as inconsistent sales have been overcome by advertising and other costs.

  • Chrysler earnings jump 16%, give boost to Fiat Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 5:38 AM ET

    Chrysler posted a 16 percent rise in second-quarter earnings and its CEO said he expects stronger numbers in the second half—though results are still expected to miss targets.

  • Is Asia poised for a sharp slowdown? Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    Pessimism about China's economy and uncertainty about Japan's attempts to end two decades of economic stagnation are reflecting growing concerns about these Asian countries.

  • Apple supplier accused of hiring underaged workers Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    One of Apple's big suppliers employed underage workers and pressured employees to work illegal overtime, according to a Chinese workers' rights group. The Financial Times reports.

  • Abenomics setback? Japan industrial output falls Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output fell by a worst-than-expected margin in June, sparking concerns whether the government's radical economic revival plans are having enough of an impact.

  • Ford hits the fast lane: Shares could race up 30% Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    A Ford Focus sits on display at a Manhattan car dealership that sells Ford vehicles in New York City.

    The automaker is on a path to become the favored auto brand of the world after demonstrating strong quarterly results in all major global regions, and that could seriously lift shares.

  • BMW's new i3 battery car targets urbanites Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 6:28 AM ET
    BMW i3 detail

    One look at the BMW i3 and you'll know this is not your typical BMW.

  • Siemens CEO Löscher said to fight his ouster Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:13 AM ET

    Siemens CEO Peter Löscher will fight the group's plans to oust him, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday, saying the chief of the industrial group will only step down if the company's chairman also quits.

  • Company in crisis? Here's how Samsung stays on top Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    As margins shrink on tablets and smartphones, Samsung attempts to reinvent itself through disruption — again. The GloalPost reports.

  • American Made: Shinola watches Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Heath Carr, CEO of Shinola.

    Heath Carr, CEO, Shinola, talks about the watches his company makes and why he decided to locate his company in Detroit. The company has 75 employees in its detroit headquarters. With Richard Bernstein.

  • German business sentiment improves in July Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    An Alcoa employee in the production plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

    German business morale improved in July, figures from the German Ifo institute released on Thursday showed.

  • German manufacturing quite strong: pro Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    German manufacturing quite strong: pro

    Gernot Nerb, researcher at IFO, comments on the better-than-expected German IFO figure.

  • Consumer Reports gives a Chevy its highest rating Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.

  • New vehicle launches to drive GM in future: CFO Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:30 AM ET
    GM CEO Dan Akerson

    General Motors on Thursday posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on strong demand in North America and cost-cutting in its struggling European business.

  • 3M posts slight profit gain, boosts share buyback Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    3M posts a slightly higher quarterly profit, helped by revenue increases across most of its business lines, and raises the number of shares it expects to buy back this year.

  • GM's earnings reaction Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    GM's earnings reaction

    General Motors CFO Daniel Ammann talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's earnings beat and how GM is progressing in Europe, led by cost control and new products.