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  • 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.

  • KPS IV Fund Closing     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Michael Psaros, KPS Capital Partners co-founder, shares the secrets of his success and where he's looking for the next investment opportunity.

  • Japan Machinery Orders Clock Fastest Rise in 2 Years Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:28 PM ET

    Japan's machinery orders rose in February at the fastest pace since mid-2011 in a sign that capital expenditure could pick up this year as business confidence is boosted.

  • Is Windows Eight Slowing Down PC Demand?     Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick and Geoff Cutmore discuss the shrinking PC market.

  • Power Down: Tablets Are Crushing PC Sales Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 5:43 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft Corp.

    PC sales plunged to record lows in the first quarter as tablets gain in popularity.

  • Setting Up Shop In Detroit     Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Shinola makes high-end watches and bicycles and is building a factory in Detroit, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Workers will assemble the company's 65 different styles of watches there.

  • Foxconn Sales Down as Apple's iPhone Disappoints Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:38 PM ET
    Foxconn

    Hon Hai, more commonly know by trade name Foxconn and the main manufacturer of Apple products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter.

  • Factory Orders Gain 3%, Boosted by Aircraft Orders Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    New orders for U.S. factory goods rose sharply in February but a gauge of planned business spending slipped, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Manufacturing across the euro zone fell deeper into decline in March, although the Cyprus bailout crisis has yet to take a toll on factory activity, a business survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Revving Up: Can Auto Stocks Find a Higher Gear? Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    Ford inventory is seen in the sales lot at Golf Mill Ford in Niles, Illinois, U.S.

    Detroit may be a mess, but analysts say its automakers are in the best shape in decades. And U.S. March auto sales due out Tuesday should be strong.

  • Factory Orders Up 3.0% in February     Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on manufacturing.