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  • Why China's Manufacturing Data Will Improve     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:13 PM ET

    Norman Chan, Head of Investment at Calibre Asset Management explains why he believes there is a good chance that growth will pick up again in the coming months.

  • April ISM Index 50.7     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on manufacturing and construction spending. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets chief U.S. economist, discuss the latest economic data and the Fed's impact on the markets.

  • April Chicago PMI 49.0     Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

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

  • Going Green on the Frontlines of the Economy Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
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    To celebrate Earth Week, we asked members of our exclusive Young Presidents' Organization Chief Executive Network to tell us how their companies go green.

  • Consumer Confidence Jumps; Chicago PMI Contracts Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in April as Americans felt better about the outlook for the economy and their income prospects.

  • How Global Companies Generate Jobs in US     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    Hans Engel, BASF CEO; and Greg Sebasky, Philips Electronics North America CEO; discuss the impact of foreign direct investment in the United States.

  • Boeing Shares Can Soar Above $100: Pros Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:13 PM ET

    As Boeing puts the problems with the 787 Dreamliner battery behind it, the stock can climb higher, say analysts.

  • Is China Heading For a Major Slowdown?     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Madhur Jha, global economist at HSBC, discusses China's unexpected manufacturing sector weakness in April but remains unconvinced that it points to a dramatic Chinese slowdown.

  • Chrysler Earnings Stall on Costly Product Launches Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    A car awaits repairs in the service department at a Chrysler dealership.

    Chrysler's quarterly profit fell 65 percent as it absorbed the costs of new-vehicle launches, the company said on Monday.

  • Kodak Selling Two Businesses to UK Pension Fund Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    The $650 million agreement would also settle the fund's claims of about $2.8 billion against the bankrupt company.

  • Durable Goods Report Delivers More Bad News Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods recorded their biggest drop in seven months and a gauge of planned business spending rose modestly, adding to signs of a slowdown.

  • What Dreamliner Trouble? Boeing Beats...Big Time Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Boeing headquarters in Chicago.

    Boeing managed to slough off the effects of a controversy with its 787 Dreamliner, posting a first quarter profit that far exceeded Wall Street's expectations.

  • Ford Profit Jumps, Boosted by New Car Models Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Ford reported quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday, with new cars helping to boost sales.

  • Feds to Automakers: Stop Driving Distractions Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    The Department of Transportation wants automakers to limit their in-car communication systems in an effort to curb distracted driving accidents.

  • Germany Drags Down Growth in Euro Zone Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    A sharp drop in German business activity overshadowed an easing downturn in France in April, surveys showed on Tuesday.

  • Uh-Oh, China's PMI Miss Spells Trouble Ahead Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    China's weak PMI reading puts the nation's recovery in question as economists recalibrate growth projections lower for the economy.

  • What's Behind China's Weak PMI Data?     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist at HSBC explains that exports have suffered the most as well as employment in the manufacturing sector.

  • Cody Wilson is spearheading a method of firearm manufacture that allows absolutely anyone to build an untraceable gun by downloading gun designs and printing out parts on a 3-D printer.

  • Caterpillar CEO: Most Confident I've Been in 2 Years Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar.

    The best word to describe the U.S. economy and economies around the world is "stability," Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC, despite the company's earnings and revenue misses and scaled-backed outlook.

  • Ahead of Earnings, Suppliers Sour on Apple Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 9:55 AM ET

    "The market is not being irrational with Apple today," one money manager says. "The market was being irrational with Apple last year, when they kept taking the stock price higher."