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  • China's economy is still very weak: Experts Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    China's economy is still very weak: Experts

    Yang Liu, chairman & CIO at Atlantis Investment Management and Jonathan Garner, managing director and chief Asia & emerging market equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, say the HSBC flash PMI data signal a weak Chinese economy.

  • China vs India: Who has a better growth story? Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 8:49 PM ET
    China vs India: Who has a better growth story?

    India has overtaken China as the fastest growing major economy in Asia, but experts tell CNBC the country still has a lot of catching up to do.

  • Asia’s week ahead: All eyes on Greece Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

    Greece's drama is nearing a potentially catastrophic denouement, likely hijacking market attention from economic pulse checks on China and Japan this week.

  • Philly Fed index rises in June, beats expectations Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    A machinist operates a milling machine at the Windle Mechanical Solutions manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Manufacturing conditions in the region improved in June, according to a report by the the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank released on Thursday.

  • Debunking 3 big myths about manufacturing jobs Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Welder Aluminum Case Company

    Manufacturing jobs come with many myths—they're dirty, low-paying and dominated by men. One of those myths is true. Do you know which?

  • China rushes to escape low-value manufacturing trap Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 9:27 PM ET

    China's policymakers allured by tech sectors are showing less support for low-end manufacturing, even though it's still a big slice of the economy.

  • Dollar's rampage costs companies billions: Study Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Sheets of one dollar bills run through the printing press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

    The market knew it would be ugly. Now, it's clear just how much havoc the strong dollar is wreaking on corporate America.

  • Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Military personnel inspect segments from a Terramil bomb shelter.

    The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company's lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters.

  • Elon Musk's boldest bet yet: Buffalo NY, solar hub Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    A rendering of the SolarCity factory in Buffalo, N.Y.

    Elon Musk has a good manufacturing track record, from cars to rockets. Can he next revive Buffalo, NY? The answer is in a solar panel plant.

  • Our economic model is a failure: Dan DiMicco Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Our economic model is a failure: Dan DiMicco

    Dan DiMicco, "American Made" author, says the way to solve America's jobs problem and improve the economy is to make things in America, not just buy things in America. We are in a trade war and haven't shown up to fight yet, DiMicco says.

  • How Washington is really hindering job growth Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A worker installs a seal onto a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu at GM's Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

    At the 2015 Manufacturing Summit, more than 400 US manufacturers plan to send a strong message to Congress on its plan to keep America on top.

  • Why 'Made in USA' labeling is so complicated Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    A detail from an Almay website featuring Carrie Underwood

    With July Fourth near, now is the season for American-made. A look at why "Made in USA" labeling is so complicated.

  • Google's big bet that will change your world Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Baxter robot

    The US stands to lead in robotics in the factory. Google and other companies are investing millions to boost manufacturing productivity.

  • Euro zone May manufacturing PMI: Reaction Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Euro zone May manufacturing PMI: Reaction

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, says despite euro zone's May manufacturing PMI data being a little "disappointing", it's a slow and steady trend in the right direction.

  • Chicago PMI 46.2 Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 46.2

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers from the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.

  • SWK CEO: Europe real outlier for us Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    SWK CEO: Europe real outlier for us

    John Lundgren, Stanley Black & Decker CEO, discusses his company's growth prospect; new tools entering the market, and a possible spinoff of its security business.

  • Key Texas activity index hits six-year low Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Welders cut beams for the substructure of a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    It follows dismal initial readings of first-quarter GDP and disappointing May factory surveys from other regional Fed locations.

  • A new cold war front for US and China: Ice buckets Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    A worker adds a liner and handle at the Mr. Ice Bucket factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey

    If you've stayed at the Venetian, a Trump property or Marriott, you've likely used a Mr. Ice Bucket, made by U.S. artisans for 50 years.

  • An encouraging Q1 GDP print for Singapore: HSBC Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    An encouraging Q1 GDP print for Singapore: HSBC

    Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expanded in the first quarter, topping expectations for a contraction, alongside strong growth in construction output, says Joseph Incalcaterra, economist at HSBC.

  • Hana Electronics CEO: '2014 was a good year' Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:35 PM ET
    Hana Electronics CEO: '2014 was a good year'

    Richard Han, CEO of Hana Electronics, says last year's military coup resulted in much-needed stability that allowed businesses to return to normal in Thailand.