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  • Softness in Indian Market a Concern: Ford Motor Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET
    Ford Escort Concept unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, China.

    The decline in the Indian auto industry is a concern for one of the world's largest automakers Ford Motor Company.

  • As the Shanghai Auto Show kicks off this week, is it time for industry bosses to look for greener pastures?

  • Chinese Parts in Japanese Cars? It's Happening Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    Workers assemble sedans at the Dongfeng car factory in Wuhan, China.

    Facing tougher competition in what is now the world's biggest autos market, Nissan and its Japanese rivals Toyota Motors and Honda Motors are having to increase the locally made content in their cars.

  • By 2015, Producing in China Will Be as Costly as US Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    A worker at Prince Industries in Shanghai, China.

    A new study by consulting firm AlixPartners estimates by 2015, the cost of outsourcing manufacturing to China will be equal to the cost of manufacturing in the U.S.

  • China Factor: The Cost of Doing Business     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    A new study shows China is losing its luster as a base for manufacturers looking for cheap labor, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • China Losing Its Labor Luster?     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports China labor costs are rising, as manufacturers look for cheap locations to build things.

  • GE Earnings Top Views, but Europe Weighs on Sales Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    General Electric Co. (GE) clothes washers and dryers.

    General Electric reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday that topped Wall Street's expectations.

  • India's Car Slump: Why Investors Are Keeping Calm Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Global carmakers have poured billions of dollars in India's once-booming car market are now struggling as slow economic growth keep their target customers from parting with their cash.

  • Apple iPad Faces Rising Challenge From $65 Rivals Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 5:42 AM ET

    Apple may have surged ahead with tablet sales, but the competition is heating up in China, where ultra-cheap tablets are giving consumers more options.

  • Bigger Is Better: SUVs and CUVs Rule the Road in China Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    A family takes delivery of their new Ford Focus at a dealership in Chongqing, China.

    China has fallen hard for utility vehicles with SUV sales jumping 20.8 percent last year, outpacing the overall auto sales rate in the U.S.

  • iPhone 5S Coming Soon? Foxconn's Hiring: Report Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Foxconn, a key manufacturer of Apple's iPhone, ramped up its hiring of assembly-line workers recently, signaling the next iPhone may be coming soon.

  • NY Manufacturing Growth Slams on Brakes in April Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    Manufacturing growth in New York state slowed sharply in April to its lowest level in five months, the New York Federal Reserve said in a report on Monday.

  • GM, Ford to Collaborate on New Transmissions Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 9:38 AM ET
    GM CEO Dan Akerson, left, greets Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor.

    GM and Ford are putting aside their longstanding rivalry to work together to develop a new generation of fuel-efficient automatic transmissions.

  • China's GDP Growth Slows Unexpectedly to 7.7% Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 10:03 PM ET

    China's economic recovery has unexpectedly stumbled, with the annual rate of growth easing to 7.7 percent in the first quarter from 7.9 percent in the final quarter of 2012.

  • Would You Buy a 'Man-Made' Diamond? Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Consumers of high-end diamond jewelry want the real thing and are willing to pay up, even though the lab-made variety are free of the 'blood diamonds' stigma.

  • Microsoft Is Making Its Own Smartwatch: Report Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft—like many of its competitors—is entering the wearable technology space and is working on a smartwatch, according to a report.

  • Silver Lining: Euro Zone Factory Output Grows Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 8:51 AM ET

    Output at euro zone factories rose greater than expected in the month of February on a jump in energy production, a sign of growing demand giving hope of a return to growth.

  • Japan Carmakers Recall 3.4 Million Vehicles Worldwide Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    Four Japanese automakers including Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co are recalling a total of about 3.4 million vehicles worldwide as a result of an airbag problem.

  • High-End Watchmaker Puts a New Face on Detroit Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    Shinola Watches in Detroit.

    Five floors above West Milwaukee Street in Detroit, in the old home of General Motors design studio, a small company called Shinola is at work on a big dream. It is bringing high-end watchmaking back to the U.S.

  • Electric Car Sales Weak; Obama Asks For More Funding Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    The 2014 Chevy Spark EV electric vehicle

    Despite lackluster sales of fully electric and extended range electric cars, President Obama's proposed budget for 2014 calls for $575 Million for the Energy Departments vehicle research budget.