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  • Factory activity growth at 3-month low in October Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through a quality control check before coming off the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while new orders hit its lowest level since January.

  • UK manufacturing bounces back: Markit  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit says it is too early to say that U.K. manufacturing is off its lows, but the data beat expectations and looks positive.

  • HSBC: 'China is running below full speed'  Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 8:47 PM ET

    HSBC's final purchasing managers' index for October was unchanged from the flash reading. John Zhu, Greater China Economist at HSBC, says the data show China stabilizing at a slow pace.

  • October Chicago PMI 66.2  Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index from October jumps to 66.2.

  • Japan factory output logs fastest pace in 8 months Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    Japan's industrial production rose 2.7 percent on month in September, above expectations for a 2.2 percent rise and up from a 1.9 percent decline in August.

  • Ouch! Factory orders see largest drop in 8 months Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    An employee works on a Whirlpool washing machine at the company's operations plant in Clyde, Ohio.

    New orders for capital goods recorded their biggest drop in eight months in September, but the decline was likely to be temporary as sentiment has been upbeat.

  • U.S. furniture manufacturers mount comeback  Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. furniture manufacturers make a comeback by sticking to their guns and betting on quality.

  • Federal prosecutors to probe Takata airbags: Report Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    An employee sews an airbag at Takata's crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 19, 2010.

    U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan is probing Takata for faulty airbags, according to a Dow Jones report.

  • US factory activity growth slips in October: Markit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    An employee assembles light louvers at the Mobern Lighting manufacturing facility in Jessup, Maryland, Aug. 21. 2014.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January.

  • 3M earnings beat estimates Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    3M posted third-quarter earnings on Thursday of $1.98 a share, 2 cents higher than expected.

  • What to expect from China's October HSBC flash PMI  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    David Blitzer, Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses the impact of the "Golden Week" holiday on October's manufacturing activity.

  • GT Advanced parting ways with Apple Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of an Apple store in New York.

    GT Advanced can start shuttering a plant in Mesa, Arizona, that Apple had helped finance in return for exclusive supply of sapphire.

  • Jay Leno new CNBC gig  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks with Jay Leno about his new show on CNBC next year centered on car stories, history, driving and investing.

  • Leak an Apple product, pay $50 million fine Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    Apple store in New York.

    Details of Apple's non-disclosure agreements, which suppliers are not even allowed to acknowledge, have emerged in court filings by GTAT. FT reports.

  • Modi seeks to revive India's 'zombie factories' Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 7:42 PM ET
    BJP leader Narendra Modi.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing to invest more taxpayer money in ailing state-owned factories in a bid to turn them around.

  • ISM non-manufacturing index hits 58.6  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports ISM non-manufacturing data from September; and CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the number.

  • CAT CEO: US economy 'inching along'  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the U.S. economy and how commodity prices are impacting his business.

  • Help Wanted: Manufacturing jobs available  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers CEO, and Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, discuss job opportunities in the manufacturing space.

  • Cruel summer: Aug. factory orders dive by record Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Production at Mobern Lighting Co., in Jessup, Maryland.

    New orders for U.S. factory goods posted their biggest decline ever in August, clawing back an aircraft-driven jump a month earlier.

  • Inside Alcoa's aluminum lithium factory  Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Alcoa's aggressive expansion into aerospace manufacturing.