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  • GM to Pay Back Loans Before June 1 Deadline: Sources Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    Bailed-out automaker General Motors will repay the roughly $6 billion it owes to the US and Canadian governments before its previously announced deadline of June 1, CNBC has learned.

  • Toyota Recalls More, While GM Repays More Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    It might be a stretch to say GM and Toyota are going in different directions, but Monday was the clearest sign yet these two automakers find themselves in completely different places than they have in the past.

  • Can Citigroup Soar? Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Plus, did you heed Cramer's airlines call on Friday?

  • What Goldman Means for Next Week Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 8:34 PM ET

    Take advantage of the declines in these stocks, Cramer says. Friday’s “scandal” won’t keep them down for long.

  • Top 10 Class-Action Lawsuits Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 4:02 PM ET
    Status: Settled 2005Amount: $2.5 billionInvestors in AOL Time Warner stock sued the company for fraud under federal securities law.  The company was alleged to have improperly accounted for dozens of advertising transactions between 1998 and 2002. The alleged transactions created the appearance that they were generating revenue when, in reality, were just shifting money back and forth. The alleged false earnings statements inflated the company’s value by $1.7 billion.

    Here, we present the top 10 class-action lawsuits in the United States either won, settled or pending, and in terms of damages sought as compiled by

  • The Recall News That's Not Getting Enough Attention Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 9:46 AM ET

    While much of the country is fixated on the millions of Toyota vehicles that have been recalled, there's news about recalled cars that is getting little attention.

  • Your Updated Airlines Trades Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 3:50 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the autos, casinos and more.

  • Toyota SUV Tests Show They Are Getting Message Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Lexus GX 460

    Overnight, Toyota executives in Japan made the decision to test all of the company's SUVs to see if any of them have an issue with their electronic stability control, as is suspected with 2010 Lexus GX 460 models.

  • This Time Around, Swift Action from Toyota on SUV Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 1:27 AM ET
    Tustin Toyota dealership in Tustin, California.

    After charges that it was slow to respond to its Prius accelerator problems, Toyota worked quickly on its Lexus sports utility vehicles issue, the New York Times reported.

  • Top Spots For Greener Driving Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 5:00 PM ET
    For those who want a more eco-conscious fuel than gasoline for their automobiles, there are plenty of options. The most commonly available are: B20 or biofuel; CNG, or compressed natural gas; E85 or ethanol; LPG or propane; electric; hydrogen; and LNG or liqueified natural gas. But how easy is it to refuel, especially when you're traveling?Well, it's definitely not as simple as refueling with plain old gasoline. According to the most recent count of stations* across the country, there are 162,35

    So where is it easiest to find alt-fueling stations, and which kinds of fuel are most readily available? Click ahead to see the country's top 15 states for alt-fuel convenience.

  • Market's Run Not Done Yet Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

    Cramer explains why stocks can still move higher and the US in particular right now is "more investable than most" other countries.

  • Toyota Says Will Halt Sales of Lexus GX460 SUV Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 6:44 PM ET
    Lexus GX 460

    Toyota says it will temporarily stop selling the Lexus GX460 after Consumer Reports said the SUV carried an unusually high risk of a rollover accident during certain types of turns.

  • Ford's First-Quarter Revenue, Demand Were Up: Execs Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 2:04 PM ET
    Ford F Series

    Ford Motor's revenues rose in the first quarter thanks to strong U.S. demand for cars and trucks, Ford's Americas President Mark Fields said Tuesday.

  • Consumer Reports Hits Toyota Where it Hurts Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    Lexus GX 460

    In my opinion, it's far more significant. Will it cripple Toyota or Lexus? No. But it's sure not just another warning from an auto industry analyst.

  • Lexus SUV Gets 'Don't Buy' From Consumer Reports Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 7:32 AM ET

    Consumer Reports has given the Lexus GX460 a rare "Don't Buy" warning, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead the SUV to roll over in real-world driving.

  • Yo Toyota Fans, It's Time to Smell the Coffee Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    Toyota headquarters

    This week once again showed me how some people some people can't see the forest from the trees. And yes, I'm talking about many of you Toyota supporters.

  • Toyota Needed to 'Come Clean,' Exec Said in Email Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    A Tacoma pickup truck on the lot of a Toyota dealership.

    Five days before Toyota announced a massive recall, a U.S. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail: "We need to come clean" about accelerator problems.

  • Consumer Borrowing Fell by $11.5 Billion in February Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 3:47 PM ET
    Credit cards

    Consumer borrowing fell again in February, reflecting weakness in credit cards and auto loans. It marks a setback to hopes that consumers are beginning to feel more confident and will start spending more.

  • Toyota Warned Europe About Pedals Long Before US Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 2:18 PM ET
    Brake and accelerator

    Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

  • Renault, Daimler Target Small Car Joint Ventures Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    Renault Nissan and Daimler will focus on small and energy-efficient passenger cars in their newly-announced partnership, the chief executives of the companies said Wednesday.