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  • Car Keys and Money

    Over the last year, as gas prices have steadily moved higher and people predicted gas would eventually climb above $4 a gallon the big question in the industry has been where is the tipping point? At what price per gallon will we finally see car, truck, and SUV buyers shift to smaller more fuel efficient models? Well, folks it's here.

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    I find the study interesting because it re-enforces what I have long believed, even as gas prices have moved higher in the last two to three years.

  • 2010 Prius

    The automaker said Wednesday that the Prius has been the top-selling hybrid in the U.S. since it went on sale 11 years ago.

  • Tesla: Hedge Against Oil?

    Tesla, the electric car company, could be a solid hedge against rising oil prices. Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley analyst, tells why he upgraded the stock last week to a $70 price target. It's around $25/share now.

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

    For these champions of farfegnugen the latest Consumer Reports review of the new Jetta must sting. CR was disappointed in the new Jetta, writing, "The redesigned Volkswagen Jetta is a shadow of the agile, well-finished car it once was."

  • 2011 Ford Fiesta

    When Ford passed GM to become #1 in U.S. sales in March, I started getting e-mails from auto industry fans and players in the industry. All included a familiar rhetorical question: Is this a one month blip or is Ford on the verge of passing GM for good to become the country's top automaker?

  • Auto Sales: The Japan Effect

    Mike Jackson, chairman & CEO, AutoNation, discusses his company's March sales and the impact the Japanese earthquake and tsunami has had on overall auto sales, given potential supply disruptions.

  • Start-ups are usually a cacophony of ambition, excitement, PowerPoint presentations and beginner’s mistakes. You never know when a budding company is going to be the next big thing or the next big flop. Sometimes, amid the chaos, as the brand is rising to stardom, someone gets left behind. Someone who helped build the company, create the brand, or is part of the brand’s iconic image, but missed out on the millions those brands went on to make. Here are 10 big brands and the stories of the people

    Start-ups are usually a cacophony of ambition, excitement, PowerPoint presentations and beginner’s mistakes. Sometimes, amid the chaos, as the brand is rising to stardom, someone gets left behind. Here are 10 big brands and the people who lost out on the profits.

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    General Motors, Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan all reported higher U.S. sales of new vehicles in March, helped by strong demand for models that get better gas mileage.

  • A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture. The earthquake shook Japan, unleashing powerful tsunamis that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    There seems to be little news to merit any optimism. The challenges facing Japan are great and daunting. But let's not discount the resilience and determination of the Japanese and let's not dismiss the Japanese economy.

  • With gasoline prices once again speeding toward $4 a gallon, fuel efficiency is becoming more of a priority for drivers.

    With gasoline prices once again speeding toward $4 a gallon, fuel efficiency is becoming more of a priority for drivers. Here are 30 cars that get over 30 miles per gallon.

  • Talk about a new car smell. A simple upgrade over at Morgan Stanley, and shares of Tesla Motors are off to the races to the tune of 16% in early trading.

  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks got closer to their highs of the year as the broad market turned positive for the month and was on track to post the best quarter of the year, although volumes remained thin amid geopolitical uncertainty.  AT&T and Merck led Dow components higher, while Cisco slipped.

  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks put in another strong showing on Wednesday as investors seemed to put aside concerns over geopolitical fears to send stocks higher, although volumes remain thin. AT&T and Exxon led the Dow higher.

  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks gained on Wednesday, following a modest Tuesday rally, amid good news on the jobs front. AT&T and Merck led the Dow higher.

  • Stock index futures slightly pared gains ahead of the open Wednesday after ADP reported strong gains in private-sector employment.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    You know the basic traffic laws like "stop at a red light," but there are some weird and wacky ones out there you might not know about. Here are 10 of the weirdest traffic laws in America. Grab Fido when you go over the list because there are some that apply to him!

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    Since the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the auto industry is facing supply chain shortages which are impacting their manufacturing decisions. But paint isn't the only challenge facing automakers. Some auto parts are manufactured in Japan.

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    The auto industry disruptions triggered by Japan's earthquake and tsunami are about to get worse.