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  • China April official PMI signals stalled growth Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:58 PM ET
    Workers manufacture cotton yarn at a factory in Dali county, Shaanxi province, China.

    China's official PMI came in at 50.1 for April, a tad above expectations, but still indicating the world's second-largest economy is cooling down.

  • Traders watch the dollar Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders watch the dollar

    U.S. Fed Policy is at direct odds with the European Central Bank, CNBC's Patti Domm discusses its impact on the dollar.

  • Volvo ousts chief executive; shares jump 13% Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    Sweden's Volvo named the head of Volkswagen-owned Scania as its chief executive on Wednesday, replacing embattled Olof Persson.

  • Manufacturing activity slows in April: NY Fed Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    An employee applies a sealant to sheets for countertops at the IceStone manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, New York.

    Manufacturing activity growth in New York State unexpectedly contracted in April, as the pace of new orders fell to a multi-year low.

  • Improving worker safety in Bangladesh Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:34 PM ET
    Improving worker safety in Bangladesh

    Ellen Tauscher, board chair, Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, outlines the progress made in ensuring worker safety two years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse.

  • Markets shrug off poor Chinese export data Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Markets shrug off poor Chinese export data

    Chinese markets have shrugged off a sharp slowdown in the country's exports, amid hopes that the weak data will prompt further monetary stimulus from Beijing. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • Strong dollar squeezing 'Made in USA' firms Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Garrett Blake of the Upstanding Bicycle Company.

    The dollar’s run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they’re facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.

  • Labor pains in the oil patch Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Labor pains in the oil patch

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at how layoffs in the oil sector are beginning to impact manufacturing jobs.

  • Massive fire tears through GE structure in KY Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    The General Electric logo is seen on a microwave oven sale at a Lowe's store in Torrance, Calif.

    A five-alarm fire nearly leveled a structure run by GE in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • West Coast port fiasco over? Not so fast Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    A shipping container is moved at the Port of Oakland.

    Serious damage has been done to the West Coast ports business and it needs to be addressed quickly, say the CEOs of the US Chamber, NRF and NAM.

  • Will ADP jobs, manufacturing show spreading weakness? Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:03 AM ET
    Workers assemble Jeep Wranglers at the Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.

    The ADP jobs report and a key manufacturing survey may show the lingering impact of the harsh winter weather that snuffed out first-quarter growth.

  • Will ADP, manufacturing show spreading weakness? Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:55 PM ET
    Workers assemble Jeep Wranglers at the Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.

    The ADP jobs report and a key manufacturing survey may show the lingering impact of the harsh winter weather that snuffed out first-quarter growth.

  • US factory activity inches up in March: Markit Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    A worker builds a Victory Cross Country motorcycle at the Polaris Industries factory in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

    Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector edged higher in March, with factory activity showing the best gain since October.

  • China's current stimulus is insufficient: HSBC Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    China's current stimulus is insufficient: HSBC

    Fred Neumann, Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says the flash PMI reading for March is a "big step back" and indicates that the Chinese government will need to increase stimulus.

  • Control this robot from where you are Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Control this robot from where you are

    The internet of things is spreading fast, even on manufacturing plants. Meet Robochop, the robot that enables people from across the world to control it.

  • New York state manufacturing index falls in March Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    A swimwear production manager for Malia Mills, works at the company's offices in Brooklyn, New York.

    Manufacturing activity growth in New York State slowed in March as the pace of new orders contracted to its weakest level since Nov. 2013.

  • Reinventing manufacturing in 3D Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Reinventing manufacturing in 3D

    Jordan Brandt, Autodesk tech futurist, explains how 3D technology is changing the way products are made.

  • Robots taking over manufacturing? Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Robots taking over manufacturing?

    Boston Consulting Group forecasts robots will handle a quarter of all tasks that can be automated in manufacturing by 2025. CNBC's Mary Thompson goes inside iRobot Corporation to see some of the cool stuff happening in the robotics world.

  • Where the jobs are: Rise of robotics Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Where the jobs are: Rise of robotics

    CNBC's Mary Thompson takes a look at the impact of robots in the manufacturing space and whether it could lead to creating more jobs in the U.S.

  • Dangerous Chinese products: Blame the Americans Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    A welder at a factory in China.

    This is what U.S. firms that are manufacturing in China can do to protect their reputations and customers.