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  • Japan April core machinery orders fall 9.1 pct mth/mth Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell 9.1 percent in April, pulling back after a record jump in the previous month, government data showed on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, May 27- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods unexpectedly rose in April, but a drop in a measure of business capital spending plans could temper expectations for a sharp rebound in economic growth this quarter.

  • *Core orders +19.1 pct m/m in March, seen rising in Q2. TOKYO, May 19- Japanese businesses recorded their biggest rise in core machinery orders in March, and expect to book more orders in the current quarter in a hopeful sign that capital investment may buffer the economy from the pain of last month's sales tax hike.

  • *Core orders +19.1 pct m/m in March, seen rising in Q2. TOKYO, May 19- Japanese core machinery orders surged in March and firms expect orders to rise in the current quarter in a sign capital spending is picking up, backing the central bank's conviction that the economy can weather the impact of last month's sales tax hike.

  • TOKYO, May 19- Japan's core machinery orders jumped 19.1 percent in March from the previous month, government data showed on Monday, in a sign companies are more bullish about increasing business investment. The increase compared with the median estimate for a 6.0 percent rise in a Thomson Reuters poll of economists.

  • BEIJING/ BANGALORE, May 15- As China's economy continues to cool, companies are waiting longer and finding it harder to get paid for goods and services they've already sold, leading to record amounts of receivables- and potential write-offs- on corporate balance sheets.

  • WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, April 15- The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.

  • *Less money for safety work demanded after Rana Plaza. DHAKA, April 14- Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year's Rana Plaza disaster.

  • TOKYO, April 10- Japan's core machinery orders fell sharply in February, casting doubt on the strength of capital spending as early signs suggest the world's third-biggest economy may struggle to cope with a sales tax hike that kicked in this month.

  • TOKYO, April 10- Japan's core machinery orders fell sharply in February, casting doubt on the strength of capital spending as early signs suggest the world's third-biggest economy may struggle to cope with a sales tax hike that kicked in this month.

  • SANTIAGO, April 8- A falling copper price and an improving economy in Europe will lift European smelter and producer Aurubis's sales volumes growth of copper wire this year, from flat growth last year, a company executive said on Monday.

  • Sprint, SoftBank Reach Deal on Chinese Espionage Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel Corp and Japan's SoftBank Corp have reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of the Japanese firm's pending $20.1 billion deal to win control of the U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Bangladesh Factory Banned by Wal-Mart Still Working Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

  • Capital Spending Key for Growth: Ron Sloan Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    Invesco's Ron Sloan says he's the most bullish he's been in over a decade.

  • Japan November Core Machinery Orders Rise 3.9% Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.

  • Spotlight: Clean Tech Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Capital Goods News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET