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  • US Factory Activity Edges Up, but Growth Sluggish Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. manufacturing picked up slightly in May, though the pace was still sluggish, a survey showed Monday, suggesting the sector may be a drag on the economy in the second quarter.

  • Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, tells CNBC that Japanese large manufacturers are a really good long-term buy because they have not yet started to reap the benefits of the Yen.

  • US Midwest Business Activity Tops Forecast in May Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An employee assembles an 2.0 liter ecoboost engine on the production line at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio, U.S

    Business activity in the US Midwest reaccelerated in May after contracting in April as measures of employment and new orders jumped, a report showed on Friday.

  • Can India Reverse Its GDP Trend?     Friday, 31 May 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    PK Basu, head of Asia research and economics at Maybank Kim Eng, says that the Indian "sluggish" growth trend will remain as domestic demand and investment spending is "exceedingly weak".

  • Motorola Plots Comeback With US-Made Smartphone Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    Motorola plans to launch a new, made-in-the-U.S. smartphone, CEO Dennis Woodside said on Wednesday, confirming speculation the cellphone maker intends to make a comeback.

  • China PMI: Nothing to Worry About     Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 11:24 PM ET

    Francis Lun, Chief Executive Officer of GEO Securities, tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he's unconcerned about China's latest PMI readings.

  • Chicago PMI 58.7 in May     Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on the economic health of the manufacturing sector.

  • The 'Next Big Things' in Wearable Tech Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    It's not just controlling your computer. You can track your marathon training or even just stopping you from slouching Click ahead to see some new wearable gadgets you may be slipping on before you walk out the front door.

  • Samsung Unveils Midtier Galaxy S4 Miniphone Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Samsung unveils a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, aiming to grab a bigger share in the midtier segment as growth in the high-end market slows.

  • South Korea Output Sets First Rise in 4 Months Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:27 PM ET

    South Korea's industrial output in April expanded on monthly terms for the first time in four months though the modest rate of expansion suggested that momentum remains subdued.

  • What Weak Yen Can Do for Japan Autos Overseas Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

    Will the depreciating yen become a game changer for Japanese automakers that have grappled with a strong currency for several years now? Yes, says Nomura.

  • For Safe-Room Makers, Tornado a Game Changer Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET
    Dean Dye looks over a storm shelter in a home that was destroyed by a tornado on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.

    After seeing the extensive destruction and loss of life from the Moore, Okla., tornado on Monday, Tornado Alley residents are going into prevention mode, vowing to avoid becoming victims when the next twister strikes.

  • Two Big Asian Rivals Start ‘Beautiful Friendship’ Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    One trader believes Chinese Prime Minster Li Keqiang's visit to India last week was mostly about trade.

  • A Too-Strong US Economy? Why Everyone's Watching Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets will be hyper-focused on the economy for any sign it is getting strong enough to encourage the Fed to start pulling back the security blanket of quantitative easing.

  • Despite Overseas Weakness, US Durable Goods Rise Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected, a sign of resilience despite belt-tightening in D.C. and weakness in overseas markets.

  • Hot Trend in Automobiles: Not Owning One Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Whether by choice or through financial reality, the percentage of American households without a car has doubled over the past two decades—and is now approaching 1 in 10.

  • Commodities Fall on China Data     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    China factory data is slowing, and industrial commodities, as well as copper and palladium slid on the news, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Frank McGhee, Integrated Brokerage Services, offers insight on gold.

  • US Manufacturing Growth Slips to Seven-Month Low Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    Employees assemble food containers on a production line at the Newell Rubbermaid factory in Mogadore, Ohio.

    U.S. manufacturing activity slowed as weak overseas demand and government belt-tightening at home led to the most sluggish growth rate since October.

  • China’s Economic Outlook Just Keeps Getting Worse Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:47 AM ET

    The unexpected contraction in China's factory activity in May has heightened the risk of a further slowdown in the second quarter, after the economy grew at its slowest pace in three years over January to March, said economists.

  • Bottom Line on Singapore GDP: Curb Your Enthusiasm Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:38 AM ET
    Singapore skyline

    Singapore's economy grew unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year but the manufacturing sector remains weak.