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  • US Factory Orders Fall 2%, but Still Beat Forecast Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in January as demand for transportation equipment weakened, but the underlying strength in manufacturing remained intact.

  • European Recovery Will Take Time: Chevrolet     Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Susan Docherty, president of Chevrolet Europe, tells CNBC why the lack of a big event to spark a big restructuring of manufacturing footprint means the European automotive retail recovery will take a lot longer than in the US.

  • Carlos Ghosn: European Car Market Is Collapsing Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance

    Europe's car market is facing a precipice and the region's shrinking demand shows little signs of recovery this year, Carlos Ghosn CEO of Renault Nissan, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Jaguar 'Absolutely Committed to UK': CEO     Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, tells CNBC that Jaguar is investing heavily in UK engineering and will remain a British company, but must take opportunities globally to stabilize the brand.

  • A Tale of Two Frances in ‘Lazy’ Tire Worker Town Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
    Good Year Racing

    The Dunlop and Goodyear plants near Amiens in northern France chose different destinies four years ago when Dunlop's unions accepted tougher labor conditions.

  • What Apple Must Do to Catch Samsung: Analyst Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    Apple Store shoppers

    Apple is still struggling in its competition with Google and Samsung, but a launch of new products may help the company get back on track, said an analyst.

  • Manufacturing Surges at Best Rate Since June 2011 Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Employee John Carrier loads parts into a machine at the Mennie Machine Co. in Mark, Illinois, U.S.

    The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up to its fastest rate in over a year and a half in February as new orders continued to accelerate, while a separate report showed U.S. construction spending fell.

  • Cars You’ll Never Drive Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    Some concept cars never became production models, and they're holy grails for certain collectors. Read our list of 10 cars that never made it to the showroom.

  • Understanding China's Mixed Policy Signals     Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 9:16 PM ET

    Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak discusses the "borderline comical" nature of China's on-again and off-again tightening measures and explains why he is bearish on Shanghai equities.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing will cut hundreds of jobs at a South Carolina plant that makes 787 Dreamliners, but the move has nothing to do with the recent grounding of the troubled jetliner.

  • GM US Auto Sales Beat Estimates, While Ford Lags Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    General Motors reported a 7.0 percent gain in U.S. auto sales in February, beating several analyst estimates, while U.S. rival Ford Motor posted a slightly weaker-than-expected 9.0 percent gain.

  • 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.