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  • 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.

  • China's Foxconn Looks for Life Beyond iPhone Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 2:34 AM ET

    Now Foxconn, a potent symbol of the perks and perils of globalization, is taking a step that, not all that long ago, would have seemed unthinkable. The New York Times reports.

  • New Tech That Could Change Everything Monday, 6 May 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
    A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

    There's little doubt that the 20th century was full of breakthroughs that changed history. But the 21st century could go a step further, according to Citi.

  • The Next Solar Power Boom Is Coming: Citi Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Construction workers install SunPower tiles on homes in San Ramon, Calif.

    Though investors are abandoning solar manufacturing, the solar game is far from over, with the next boom expected in storage, one analyst says.

  • Ferrari: Slump or Strength?     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Ferrari chairman says the company will build only 7,000 cars this year, down from 7,300 in 2012, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Schumer: 3D Gun Printing Should Be a Crime     Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    Sen. Chuck Schumer

    The first shot has been fired from a gun made by a 3D printer. NY Sen. Chuck Schumer said gun printing should be crime.

  • Chevy Gets in Luxury Pickup Race With Silverado Monday, 6 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    A 2014 Chevy Silverado at the 105th Annual Chicago Auto Show.

    After years of ignoring the luxury pick-up market, the folks running Chevrolet have had a change of heart. The company is extending its pick-up lineup with the new Silverado High Country.

  • Trouble Brewing: German Business Activity Contracts Monday, 6 May 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    The euro zone's business downturn dragged on in April, suggesting the region may be falling deeper into recession this quarter, business surveys showed on Monday.

  • Why Apple's Iron Grip on Accessories Is Slipping Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 7:07 PM ET

    Manufacturers are gravitating toward wireless connections for Apple’s products, which is helping the market for competitors’ mobile devices.

  • Weakness in Manufacturing     Friday, 3 May 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    The U.S. manufacturing sector added no jobs in April, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Clothes Left Out of US Manufacturing Renaissance Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    An employee works on sleeves for shirts made at the Union Line Inc. Graybear clothing manufacturing facility in Chicago, Ill.

    In the wake of the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, retailers are looking to bring manufacturing back to the U.S., but it's not easy to do.

  • Ford's Biggest, and Best, Problem: Too Few Fusions Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    A 2013 Ford Fusion

    Ford is exposed to Europe's staggering economy and pain of expansion in China. But investors can't ignore the automaker's domestic sales, reports TheStreet.com.

  • Friday's Jobs Market Conundrum     Friday, 3 May 2013 | 6:15 AM ET

    Recent data reveals signs of an inconsistent economy. Allen Sinai, Decision Economics chief economist; and Robert Brusca, FAO Economics chief economist, discuss.

  • April Non-Farm Payrolls Up 165,000     Friday, 3 May 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the data on last month's jobs numbers, and reaction from a panel of experts which include; Benjamin Pace, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economics professor; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; and CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  • Factory Orders Down 4.0% in March     Friday, 3 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing and factory orders. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman provides instant reaction.