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  • Customer Clout: Retail Acting on Shopper Reviews Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 5:07 PM ET

    Customer reviews influencing what retailers do more than ever before. The culprit: social media and the risks that negative comments can go viral quicker than ever before.

  • Welcome Home: 'Made in USA' on the Rise Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 4:41 AM ET
    Maker’s Row co-founders Matthew Burnett and Tanya Menendez.

    Abandoning China, more manufacturers are mining technology and crowdfunding to raise capital to make "Made in USA" goods, which means U.S. jobs. What's driving the reshoring surge?

  • Euro Zone Engine Sputters on Weaker Exports Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:09 AM ET
    German Factory Worker.jpg

    Germany's Bundesbank cut its growth outlook for Germany, as it sees exports rising slower than imports, but added that the country could see strong growth in the second quarter of this year.

  • Toyota's Unveils New Splashy Corolla Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    The 2014 Toyota Corolla

    The Japanese automaker delivers a bolder design, more room, and better mileage with its 11th generation Corolla.

  • Apple's Coming 'Wild Card' May Be Truly Wild Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 6:05 AM ET

    Despite speculation that Apple next week will announce a music-streaming service, the iPhone maker might have something else up its sleeve.

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    As Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping meet this weekend, China's aggressive actions and halting cooperation on a growing list of issues undermine the U.S. economy and national security.

  • 10 cool 'made in the USA' products Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Made in USA

    More consumers are asking questions about overseas-made products including apparel. See a list of 10 neat products, curated by USA Love List, a site devoted to American-made goods.

  • US Criticism Of India Trade Practices Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    U.S. Criticism Of India Trade Practices

    Linda Dempsey, VP for International Economic Affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses the headwinds in international trade, focusing on what she calls "unfair" trade practices in India.

  • Initial Jobless Claims 346,000 Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Initial Jobless Claims 346,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment and discusses what it indicates about job creation and the U.S. economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Flextronics: Chengdu Investment Paying Off Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    Flextronics: Chengdu Investment Paying Off

    Francois Barbier, President, Global Operations at Flextronics, describes how far the company's investment in the Chinese province of Chengdu has gone, one year since pumping money into its project there.

  • U.S. Still Best? Ask Donald Trump Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    U.S. Still Best? Ask Trump

    Donald Trump says the country isn't as great as it could be. Much of that has to do with the fact that we don't make anything anymore.

  • China's Strength Could Become Its Weakness Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    Amid growing domestic tensions and internal imbalances, China's new leaders are working to wean its economy off decades of state investment.

  • ISM Index 53.7; April Factory Orders Up 1.0% in April Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    ISM Index 53.7; April Factory Orders Up 1.0% in April

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on manufacturing and the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman; Maury Harris, UBS; and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Buildings That Can Build Themselves Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Industrial Revolutions: Self-Built Buildings

    MIT is focusing on technology that could redefine the process of construction.

  • Euro Zone Factory Prices Slide on Energy Costs Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 5:40 AM ET
    A worker at a factory operated by Alcoa.

    Euro zone producer prices fell further in April on a sharp decline in energy costs figures released on Tuesday showed.

  • Will the Euro Zone Grow by Year-End? Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will the Euro Zone Grow by Year-End?

    Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, comments on the worst-than-expected April PMIs for the euro zone, and says that it shows the bloc will remain in recession in the current quarter.

  • China's Faking Its Numbers: Author Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    Is China's Economy Losing Momentum?

    Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China", expresses his concerns about the reality of China's economy.

  • Spotlight Shines On China Workers' Safety Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:18 PM ET
    Industrial Accident Puts Spotlight On China Workers' Safety

    Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator of China Labor Watch, discusses the fire at a poultry processing plant in China and what it means for China's worker safety record.

  • US Manufacturing Shrinks; Construction Spending Up Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    A machinist working at the Windle Mechanical Solutions manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    US manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in six months. A separate report showed that US construction spending rose slightly.

  • President Obama Does Little for Middle Class: Op-Ed Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Most of President Obama's initiatives may appease liberal elites but don't do much to bolster opportunities for middle class and working families.