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  • A Change of Fortune for Foxconn?     Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 8:50 PM ET
    Chinese workers in the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, in southern China's Guangdong province.

    As Apple's sales outlook slows down, what happens to the tech giant's suppliers? CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

  • Caterpillar CEO Hopes 'Sun Will Rise' on Europe Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:06 PM ET

    While concerned about the tough business environment in Europe, Douglas Oberhelman, the CEO of Caterpillar, hopes the "sun will rise" over the continent.

  • Blackberry Z10 Launch 'Disappointing': Analyst Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    Blackberry 10

    Blackberry's weak U.S. launch of its Z10 smartphone shows the company still doesn't have what it takes to compete, an analyst said.

  • Dreamliner Takes To Sky in First Flight Check Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:19 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the sky on Monday in the first of two flights aimed at showing that the plane's new lithium-ion battery system meets regulatory safety standards.

  • Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • 3-D Printers and the Cool Stuff They Make Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Three-dimensional printing is gaining traction in business, medicine and among consumers, but most people have no idea how they work. Click ahead to find out how to fabricate a piece of jewelry—or perhaps even a human organ.

  • Sorry Blackberry, Z10 Won't Change a Thing: Analyst Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:29 PM ET

    Blackberry is betting that its new Z10 smartphone will be a game changer for the company, but it's not likely that bet will pay off, one analyst said.

  • Bye-Bye Minivans, Sales Slump While CUVs Surge Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 8:28 AM ET
    A Ford Escape CUV

    Today, the minivan is just 3 percent of total auto sales in the U.S.—and just over 500,000 were sold last year. These days crossovers and sport wagons have become the vehicle of choice for many in suburban America.

  • Burned By Solar     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Suntech Power was forced into bankruptcy after defaulting on a multi-million dollar bonds payment. Gordon Johnson, Axiom Capital Management, offers insight on the impact to U.S. solar makers.

  • Is There Room for the New BlackBerry Z10? Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    BlackBerry introduces its new smartphone, Z10.

    The BlackBerry Z10 hits store shelves Friday and there's a lot at stake for the company. But with the Android and iPhone -- is there even room for the new BlackBerry?

  • Dealer Cheating Causes Havoc at Volvo's China Unit Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:54 PM ET

    Swedish auto maker Volvo has uncovered widespread cheating by its car dealers in China, where retailers inflated sales to win cash rebates from the company.

  • Axel Heitmann, CEO of, the world's largest synthetic rubber maker, Lanxess, tells CNBC that new car registrations in Europe are at an all-time low.

  • Oil Battered by Cyprus Angst, Dour German Figures Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    Crude oil was pushed lower by fears of further turmoil in the euro zone, as Cyprus scrambled to avoid bankruptcy, and by manufacturing data which showed a deepening downturn in the currency bloc.

  • Samsung Gets a Head Start on Apple With SmartTVs Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Kim Hyun Suk, vice president of Visual Display at Samsung Electronics Corp., pose with company's F8000 series smart television in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea.

    Samsung recently introduced a new line of smart TVs that will make the TV interface more like a mobile device.

  • Are US Markets Priced For Perfection?     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners; and Scott Nations, NationsShares, share their views on where the markets are headed and where to find investment opportunities.

  • Founder, Executive Chairman Fisker Automotive Quits Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    Henrik Fisker
  • Some Manufacturers Say 'Adios' China, 'Hola' Mexico Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    An employee works on the production line at a Volkswagen assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico.

    With the yuan strong, some manufacturing companies are moving out of China and closer to the United States—to Mexico. USA Today reports.

  • GM Recalls 33,700 Vehicles to Fix Software Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET
    GM 2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover

    GM recalls some 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX vehicles to fix a software issue that could increase the risk of a crash.

  • See-Through Yoga Pants or Not, LULU Still a 'Buy': Pros Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Following Lululemon's announcement that it expects a yoga pant shortage and a "significant impact" on its financial results due to a see-through pant recall, the stock posted its worst three-day loss since August.

  • Boeing Signs Landmark $15.6 Billion Order With Ryanair Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    Ryanair announced a $15.6 billion order for 175 passenger jets from Boeing on Tuesday in a deal that will allow the Irish airline to consolidate its position as Europe's dominant low-cost carrier.