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Industrials Manufacturing


  • US factory activity rises slightly in July: Markit Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    A pair of custom sneakers is packed for shipping in New Balance’s Lawrence, Massachusetts, factory.

    Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector edged up in July, according to an industry report released on Monday.

  • Caixin China PMI in surprise drop to 2-year low Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    Two employees tie up steel bars at a steel-making plant in Ganyu, China. ThyssenKrupp has seen an increase in exports from China.

    The downturn in China's manufacturing sector intensified in July, with the Caixin China PMI surprising with a drop to a two-year low.

  • China textile factories recruit US workers Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 8:19 PM ET
    Workers in a clothing factory in Bozhou, China.

    Once the epitome of cheap mass manufacturing, textile producers from formerly low-cost nations are setting up shop in America, the NYT reports.

  • Jobs data big, but no slam dunk for rate hike Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    August is here, bringing the final few pieces of data the Fed has left to consider before it holds its rates meeting in September.

  • Do your investments operate in China? Read this Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    A worker repairs steam locomotive parts in Fuxin coal mine locomotive repair plant in Fuxin, China.

    From software companies to drugmakers to fast food chains, economic weakness in China is denting multinationals' financials this earnings season.

  • 3D printing: Revolutizing prosthetics and sports Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    3D printing: Revolutizing prosthetics and sports

    Eric Marcal, Adaptive Sport athlete; Jeff Erenstone, Create Prosthetics founder, and Andres Bastian, Autodesk, discuss how 3D technology is revolutionizing the health care and sports equipment industry.

  • 3D printed Cobra, check out this car... Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    3D printed Cobra, check out this car...

    Jordan Brandt, Autodesk tech futurist, and Lonnie Love, Ph.D, Oakridge National Labs, discuss the process of what the industry calls "additive manufacturing." We're going big, fast and cheap, says Love.

  • China PMI hits 15-month low Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    China factory activity hits 15 month low

    John Zhu, Greater China economist at HSBC, says it will take time for China's stimulus measures to be felt.

  • Commodity currencies remain in 'sell zone': HSBC Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:39 PM ET
    Commodity currencies remain in 'sell zone': HSBC

    Paul Mackel, head of Asia currency research at HSBC, says the preliminary gauge of China's manufacturing activity signals that commodity currencies may face further downward pressure.

  • China PMI drops sharply; Asia markets sell off Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:03 AM ET
    A worker stands on piles of industrial products before exporting, at a port of Lianyungang, China, July 13, 2015.

    The preliminary China Caixin PMI for July dropped to a 15-month low, with analysts pinning the hit on the recent stock market crash and weak export demand.

  • 10 inventors turning bright ideas into big cash Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Invention innovation light bulb

    While Quirky has yet to crown a millionaire, some have still made some serious money. Here's a look at the site's top-selling products.

  • GE beats Street, 'coming up for air': Analyst Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    GE beats Street, 'coming up for air': Analyst

    Nick Heyman, William Blair analyst, weighs in on General Electric's move to 'reinvent' itself and gain market share. They've found the next big thing - GE software's data analytical.

  • GE beats Street, performance 'impressive': Expert Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 6:32 AM ET
    GE beats Street, performance 'impressive': Expert

    Jack De Gan, Harbor Advisory CIO, weighs in on GE's Alstom bid, quarterly earnings and where the company should put its cash.

  • Market demand solid for Electrolux: CEO Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Market demand solid for Electrolux: CEO

    Keith McLoughlin, CEO of Electrolux, says demand in most markets is "solid," yet East Europe and Latin America show weakness.

  • Philly Fed index sharply misses expectations Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    A machinist operates a lathe at the Windle Mechanical Solutions manufacturing facility in Philadelphia.

    Manufacturing conditions in the region improved slightly in July, but well below economists' expectations, the Philly Fed said.

  • As China gets pricey, Foxconn plans big move in India Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    Foxconn plans to expand in India, building 12 factories and employing 1M workers amid rising costs and labor disputes in China, the FT reports.

  • Singapore Q2 GDP misses expectations Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    Singapore Q2 GDP misses expectations

    Jalil Rasheed, Investment Director, Head Of Singapore Office, Invesco, says he's not too concerned about the quarterly data prints given Singapore's transition to knowledge from manufacturing.

  • New Chicago-China program launches Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    New Chicago-China program launches

    Steve Koch, Deputy Mayor of Chicago, discusses a new business accelerator program between Chicago and China that aims to expand trade and boost economic development.

  • The real problem in China Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    Chinese worker making blankets for exports at a factory in Yiwu, Zhejiang, China.

    While the world is focused on slowing growth in the Chinese economy, AAM president Scott Paul says THIS is the real problem.

  • China's service sector growth slowest in 5 months Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    Activity in China's services sector slowed to its lowest in five months in June, the HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed.