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  • Midwest Business Activity Growth Slows: Chicago PMI Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest slowed in March as the new order rate pulled back, a new report showed.

  • Hyundai Aims for Luxury League With Hermes Touch Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 PM ET
    FILE - In this July 26, 2012 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is seen on its car at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.  Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves nearly 200,000 vehicles in the 2007 to 2009 model years. Hyundai dealers will reprogram the front passenger air bag sensors so they will accurately detect when a small adult is seated. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor hopes a touch of Hermes will make its priciest sedan as desirable as the French retailer's exclusive handbags and catapult its cachet into the same league as luxury rivals.

  • China's Growth May Slow Sharply by 2030: Fed Study Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Economic growth in China faces mounting headwinds and could fade dramatically in the years ahead due to declining productivity and an aging population.

  • Lux for Less: Mercedes Reaches Out to Young US Buyers Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

    Mercedes will offer a "significant" drop in the entry-level prices of its AMG brand, Mercedes-Benz USA President Steve Cannon told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Subaru Still Sees Risks in the Yen, Says President Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 11:30 PM ET

    Japanese automaker Subaru has enjoyed four consecutive years of strong sales growth in its largest market, the U.S., but its president and COO told CNBC he was still mindful of risks to the company's success, a spike in the yen.

  • US Boom Times Ahead? Maybe, Thanks to Shale Gas Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    Workers make a pipe connection on the drill string on the Orion Perseus drilling rig that is currently drilling for oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale, Webb County, Texas.

    With cheap shale gas making the US a magnet for industrial companies, many economists are positing a return to industrialization after more than a decade of consumption-led growth.

  • February Durables Soar, Bolstered by Transportation Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Demand for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in February, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Singapore Industrial Output Drops More Than Expected Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:32 AM ET

    Singapore's industrial output fell 16.6 percent in February from a year earlier, worse than a median forecast of a contraction of 10.5 percent according to Reuters.

  • 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.