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  • Mercedes S-Class: Now With Night Vision & Massage! Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
    Mercedes-Benz launches their new S-Class series

    Mercedes-Benz is digging in and putting more features into its redesigned flagship S-Class sedan. This is not just another ultra-luxury sedan.

  • Pandora's Printer: a Disruptive Manufacturing Era Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Industrial Production Drops as Weather Takes Toll Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    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.

  • How 'Quirky' Is Disrupting Manufacturing     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    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 Future of Manufacturing Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    The 5 companies named as a CNBC Disruptor: 3D Robotics, Makerbot, Quirky, Shapeways, Rethink Robotics are redefining the business of manufacturing.

  • East-West Reversal     Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Chinese-owned firm plans manufacturing in U.S. and selling to China

  • Philly Fed Index Down 5.2 in May     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on factory orders.

  • China Industrial Output Up 9.3%, Misses Forecast Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    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.

  • Tesla Roars Back to Life, Defies the Skeptics Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Tesla Motors S Model

    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.

  • Industrial Production Down 0.5% in April     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on last month's production in mining, manufacturing and public utilities.

  • Dreamliners Coming Back After 4-Month Grounding Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    Following the Dreamliner's grounding on safety issues, the delivery of the first jet with a new battery system marks a turning point in Boeing's 787 crisis.

  • After Tragedy, Wal-Mart Enhances Safety Standards Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 5:58 PM ET
    Rescuers at the scene after the Bangladesh building collapse in April.

    Wal-Mart said that it will conduct inspections at its factories in Bangladesh and make the findings public, as pressure mounts on retailers after a deadly building collapse.

  • Retailers Sign Bangladesh Factory Safety Agreement Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    The world's two biggest fashion retailers backed an accord aimed at preventing a repeat of last month's collapse of a Bangladesh factory building.

  • Taiwan's Tech Sector Runs Into Serious Trouble Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 10:03 PM ET
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Fostering innovation has become a mantra among corporate leaders and government officials alike in Taiwan this year this year because the island's huge consumer electronics industry has run into serious trouble. The New York Times reports.

  • 10 Hardware Companies Hot With VCs Friday, 10 May 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    While hardware companies were once considered too risky to invest in, advancements in technology have made the space much more appealing.

  • Forget Software, Hardware Is Next Big Tech Trend Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    Hardware startups are on the rise and are getting serious attention from venture capitalists looking to place bets.

  • Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Among Best Reviewed Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Tesla Model S

    Consumer Reports, the independent firm which rates new cars and trucks, says the Tesla Model S performs better, or at least as well as, any other vehicle CR has ever driven.

  • Nokia Unveils New $99 Smartphone Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:40 AM ET
    A resident speaks on a Nokia Asha mobile phone on a street in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Nokia unveiled a new mid-range Asha phone priced at $99, aiming to prevent consumers, particularly in emerging markets, from switching to Google's Android as they upgrade from basic phones.

  • Toyota Quarterly Profit Up 159% to Over $3 Billion Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    Toyota Motor more than doubled its fourth quarter net profit, as the yen's depreciation helped the automaker export more profitably.

  • The Competitiveness of America's Workforce     Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness is very optimistic about the competitiveness of America's workforce. She says talent-driven innovation is the most important driver of competitiveness going forward.