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  • Is This Chinese Firm Just Too Big to Fail? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:19 PM ET

    Cash-strapped Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power is likely to be bailed out by the state, despite a temporary reprieve from some debt holders, as it struggles to cover a $541 million convertible bond.

  • Noodle-Making Moves From China to UK on Weak Pound Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    An employee monitors instant noodles along the production line

    Years of inflation in Chinese wages and freight costs have chased several US manufacturers back home from China. Now a British food producer is delivering arguably the ultimate blow to the one-time factory of the world. The FT reports.

  • How to Make Cool Stuff With a Desktop 3-D Printer Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    MakerBot founder Bre Pettis unveiled its latest, desktop 3-D printer at Austin’s SXSW Interactive.

    How a Brooklyn startup MakerBot went from prototyping shot glasses to creating some of the world's most popular and affordable 3-D printers.

  • Why's a Longer Work Week Good News? More Jobs Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    Employers are reaching their limit stretching the workweek, so they may have to start hiring soon. USA Today reports.

  • Samsung's New Galaxy S4 Smartphone: What to Expect Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    Purported image of the Samsung Galaxy IV.

    Days before Samsung unveils its new Galaxy smartphone Thursday, there's been no shortage of rumors about the device.

  • Cree Unveils $10 LED Light Bulb     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss the agreement between Icahn and Dell that allows the billionaire investor to review the PC maker's books; and discussing the first consumer LED lightbulb, with Chuck Swoboda, Cree CEO.

  • Is China's Role as 'World's Factory' Ending?     Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 6:42 PM ET

    In China, with wages rising rapidly and shifts towards moving up the factory food chain, CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a look at one garment factory's efforts to stay competitive.

  • 3D Printing Worth Backing: Expert     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    James Ross, senior portfolio manager, Alliance Bernstein, talks to CNBC about technology investments and how 3D printing will change traditional manufacturing "big time".

  • Robot Revolution: How to Stay Calm and Make Money Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    One analyst has told CNBC that 2013 could well be the year robots become a force to be reckoned with.

  • British Airways new Airbus A380 aircraft.

    British Airways is set to debut the double-decker Airbus A380 seating on the London to Los Angeles route.

  • A Mixed Picture of China's Economic Recovery     Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    Data from China over the weekend revealed an uneven pace of the nation's economic recovery, with rising inflation and slowing industrial production. CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a closer look at the figures.

  • Zildjian cymbals

    This small Massachusetts factory has avoided layoffs for years by retraining workers and offering incentive pay. It's a trust thing.

  • Google to Cut 1,200 Jobs at Motorola Mobility Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:46 AM ET

    Google's Motorola Mobility unit is to shed another 1,200 jobs as the smartphone maker tries to return to profitability, Google said on Friday.

  • Bull vs. Bear: Caterpillar     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Debating whether to be bullish or bearish on CAT, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Brian Levitt, OppenheimerFunds; Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli provide their final predictions on Friday's jobs number.

  • How the US Shale Gas Boom Could Derail China Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:41 AM ET
    Workers chat at gas drilling rig exploring the Marcellus Shale.

    With oil production at a twenty year high and predictions of a manufacturing renaissance for the U.S. economy, one of the world's largest investment banks has detailed how the "shale revolution" will negatively affect emerging markets such as China.

  • January Factory Orders     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest data on new orders for durable and non-durable goods.

  • Jobs Predictions: Pros     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Brian Levitt, OppenheimerFunds; and Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ, provide a preview of Friday's jobs report and the outlook on the U.S. economy and markets.

  • Toyota Shuffles Bosses, Wants 'Everyone in Charge' Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:43 AM ET

    Toyota will reshuffle its top bosses and take the axe to its decision making structure, part of a move to put lower-ranked workers in day-to-day command as it seeks faster responses to market changes, the firm said on Wednesday.

  • Sharp Gets Lifeline From Samsung, Shares Soar Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:23 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics is set to invest about $110 million in struggling Sharp, a deal that will ensure it a smooth supply of large-sized TV panels and help bolster the Japanese company's chances of survival.