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  • China Factory Growth Cools to Five-Month Low Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    Growth in Chinese factories cooled in February to a five-month low after domestic and foreign demand slackened, missing market forecasts and underscoring China's patchy economic recovery.

  • European Shares Lower on Weak Economic Data     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports manufacturing data for the euro zone continued to show contraction, and billions of dollars of automatic spending cuts due in the U.S. weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Pro: Too Many Headwinds Facing Crude Oil Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 3:04 PM ET

    As Brent crude slipped to $110 a barrel, professional traders turn bearish on oil.

  • HSBC: China Economy Gradually Strengthening     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist at HSBC says China is in a stronger position than last quarter since the annual Chinese New Year dip was smaller than previously.

  • Chicago PMI (February) Barometer 56.8 Up 1.2     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports new orders hit an eleven month high, and discusses what it indicates about the economy, Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief.

  • Apple Faces 'Lull' in Innovation: Former CEO Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:12 AM ET
    John Sculley, Former CEO, Apple Inc.

    Apple is facing a lull in innovation that could last a few years, said its ex-CEO John Sculley.

  • Factory Orders Fly Even as Defense in the Dumps Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    A specialty retailer of durable goods, including home appliances, furniture, mattresses and consumer electronics.

    A gauge of planned U.S. business spending increased by the most in just over a year in January and new orders for long-lasting manufactured goods excluding transportation rose solidly, pointing to underlying strength in factory activity.

  • Durable Goods Down 5.2% in January     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on new manufacturing orders and what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • China PMI Reveals Slow Recovery: Pro     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Société Générale says investors should maintain a cautious outlook for China as its pace of recovery is slowing.

  • Want a New Car? You Probably Can't Afford One Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:08 AM ET
    A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    Median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford to buy a new car, a new study finds.

  • 'Lazy' French Tire Plant Workers Protest     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Workers at a dying French tire factory who have become the butt of American jokes staged a last-ditch protest to save their jobs.

  • GM's Wi-Fi Move Brings the Connected Car Closer Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    GM says starting next year it plans to put 4G LTE technology into millions of its cars, trucks and SUVs in a move that will put “mobile” into automobile.

  • Olympic National Park, Washington.

    As $85 billion in spending cuts loom, people across the country who rely on the government were trying to fathom what it would mean for them. The NYT reports.

  • Nokia Plots Comeback With $20 'Indestructible' Phone Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    As the Apples and Samsungs of the tech world dominate smart phone markets in the developed world, Finland-based mobile maker Nokia has set its sights elsewhere: the rural and isolated populations of the developing world. The Global Post reports.

  • Hans Vestberg, CEO of telecom equipment maker Ericsson, sees 50 billion connected devices by 2020.

  • General Motors Asks for OK to Pay CEO $11.1 Million Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Dan Akerson

    General Motors, which still needs the federal government to approve how much it pays top executives, wants to pay CEO Dan Akerson $11.1 million this year, according to documents obtained by CNBC.

  • Hottest Mobile Trends Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    The biggest mobile trade show in the calendar kicks off on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain. Industry watchers expect new products to be unveiled by a host of players including Google, Samsung, HTC and Sony at the Mobile World Congress.

  • JAL Chair: 100% Reliance on Boeing 'Abnormal' Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:38 PM ET
    Japan Airlines Corporation (JAL) Chairman, Kazuo Inamori,

    The chairman of Japan Airlines (JAL), which has had to ground its entire fleet of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after a battery fire, had reservations from the start on relying on one vendor.

  • Boeing to Lay Out Plan to Fix Grounded Dreamliners Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:32 AM ET
    A grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by United Airlines.

    38 days after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the Boeing 787, executives from the airplane maker are laying out their plan to get the Dreamliner back in the air.

  • US Manufacturing to Take Off on Cheap Energy: Pickens Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:37 AM ET
    Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management

    Manufacturing in the U.S. could take off on "the cheapest energy in the world," BP Capital Founder T. Boone Pickens told CNBC.