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    The latest set of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show something few would have thought was possible 10 or 15 years ago: several small cars are among the safest on the road. Surprised? Don't be. The results show small cars are benefiting from new technology developed to protect passengers.

  • Small Cars and Top Safety Picks

    The results from some new tests that give doubters on the safety of small cars some pause, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March appears to have damaged the US economy much more than expected and could set back hopes for a robust recovery.

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    General Motors says it will add 2,500 jobs at a Detroit-area plant that now makes the Chevrolet Volt electric car.

  • Chrysler Repays TARP

    The Treasury announced Chrysler has repaid its TARP obligations. So, how is the government's auto bailout program doing? Ron Bloom, Special Assistant to President Obama for manufacturing policy weighs in.

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    Toyota's independent North American Quality Advisory Panel, led by former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has reached some conclusions after looking into the unintended acceleration crisis and recalls from late 2009 and early 2010.

  • Travel Dollars - A CNBC Special Report

    Some consumers have said enough is enough to repeated fare hikes  and are changing their plans.

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    Once again, Americans are being warned about travel abroad, but conditions in the U.S. may warrant concern as well.

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    Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    March figures show that gaming revenue on the Las Vegas Strip rose 13 percent from a year ago.  Now the city that brought you "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" is launching a new campaign: "Life is Short, Summer is Shorter."

  • Travelers will book one-third of their travel plans online by the end of next year.  But online travel pioneer Orbitz expects to see competitors as some airlines try to cut out the online middleman.

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    Ecotravel has gone from luxury to the low end, and everywhere in between.

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    The American economy has lost out on a half trillion dollars in travel and tourism after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, led to tighter visa requirements for many foreigners.

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    The lack of a free market for U.S. airports has many industry  analysts calling for a dramatic change—deregulation. But one recent attempt for privatization  failed,  leaving the concept up in the air.

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    It's the best time in years to sell your car. People are holding on to cars and trucks for about a year longer than they did before the recession, which has created a tight supply of used vehicles. So few are on the market that prices have risen to their highest in at least 16 years.

  • Travel Dollars - A CNBC Special Report

    With gasoline prices over $4 dollars a gallon in many states and pushing $5 in a few others, auto travel is much more expensive than a year ago.

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    The fallout from Japanese automakers cutting production after a devastating earthquake and tsunami will soon hit local newspapers as well as local TV and radio stations.

  • 2011 Auto Sales Forecast

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on study that says U.S. auto sales will hit 16 million in annual sales by 2013 due to pent-up demand and aging fleet of current vehicles.

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    The global travel industry is coming off of one of its worst downturns in history. Now, from corporate road warriors to families in minivans, people are on the move again. Check out our special report on the travel business.

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    With literally billions of miles chasing a scarcity of cheap seats, complaints are rampant. Ever-changing fees, blackout dates and other restrictions are adding to the discontent.