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  • 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.

  • The CEO of U.S. tire maker Titan International is turning down a French government plea to rescue a Goodyear plant closing in the country, and more stories, with the "Power Lunch" team.

  • China Manufacturing Slips, but Don't Worry Yet Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    The latest measure of growth in China's vast manufacturing sector may have showed a pullback from two-year highs in February, but don't read too much into the data, economists told CNBC, who maintain that the workshop of the world is still expanding and will keeping growing.

  • US CEO Blasts 'Three Hours a Day' French Workers Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.

  • Tesla at 'Turning Point': Elon Musk     Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    Elon Musk, CEO Tesla Motors

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the automaker missed estimates yesterday and the stock took a beating, but it was not all bad news for the electric car maker.

  • Ford Cleveland Engine Plant

    Ford is pumping $200 million and adding 450 workers to its Cleveland Engine Plant as it moves to meet growing demand for more fuel efficient models.

  • Hiring Freeze at Apple Supplier Foxconn Plant Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    Chinese workers in the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, in southern China's Guangdong province.

    Foxconn Technology Group says it has placed a hiring freeze on its largest plant in Shenzhen, China, but denies imposing a hiring freeze across most of its factories in China as it slows production of Apple's iPhone 5.

  • How to Grow US Economy From Here     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial CEO; Jonathan Kraft, The Kraft Group president & COO; and Robert Wolf, 32 Advisors CEO, discuss where they see the best growth opportunities.

  • Boeing Close to Battery Fix; Union Talks Resume Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    Engineers working at Boeing approved the planemaker's latest contract offer in a vote on Tuesday, likely paving the way for a full agreement as Boeing attempts to focus its resources on fixing battery problems on its 787 Dreamliner.

  • Apple Is Building Something Bigger Than a TV Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    Given the beating Apple has taken lately—with many questioning its future—it's important to understand how much television means to Apple.