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  • Continental to Stop Offering Free Food in Coach Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 12:21 PM ET
    Continental Airlines planes at Houston Intercontinental Airport.

    Continental Airlines is ending free hamburgers, barbecue and sandwich rolls for many of its passengers in favor of a food-for-sale program that mirrors what other carriers are already doing.

  • Can Toyota Shift Out of Limbo? Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 9:42 AM ET
    2010 Toyota Prius

    It seems like a case of Deja Vu. Another Monday press conference in California where Toyota's technical staff will refute a claim about sudden acceleration.

  • Probe Questions Driver's Account of 'Runaway Prius' Sunday, 14 Mar 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    2010 Toyota Prius

    Investigators with Toyota and the federal government were unable to make a Prius speed out of control as its owner did on a California highway, casting doubt about the driver's account.

  • Tustin Toyota dealership in Tustin, California.

    Responding to a request from the House Oversight Committee for clarification about allegations from an ex-Toyota attorney, the Japanese auto maker sent a letter on Friday to Rep. Edolphus Towns.

  • Toyota's Legal Woes Grow Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 1:47 PM ET
    prius_cars_lined_up_200.jpg

    What started as a week filled with hope and promise for Toyota executives is ending with a thud. That thud is the sound of more legal cases and investigations being filed or launched against the Japanese automaker.

  • Agency Weighs the Need for a ‘Black Box’ in Cars Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 11:45 AM ET
    Car on road

    Federal safety regulators, who allowed auto companies to voluntarily install event data recorders on their vehicles a few years ago, are now looking into whether the systems should be required, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday.

  • NHTSA Says May Need More Authority Over Auto Industry Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 4:25 PM ET
    Toyota car grille

    A top government auto safety official tells Congress that his agency may need more authority to regulate the auto industry.

  • Gadgets in Emergency Vehicles Seen as Peril Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 12:13 PM ET
    Computer in police car.

    The drivers say technology is a huge boon for their jobs, saving valuable seconds and providing instant access to essential information. But it also presents a clear risk — even the potential to take a life while they are trying to save one.

  • Skeptics Abound About Runaway Toyotas Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Toyota car grille

    You've probably heard the comments. I have. There are many people who have heard the reports of Toyota cars racing out of control and they aren't blaming Toyota.

  • Toyota Troubles Put Spotlight on US Safety Agency Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 8:01 AM ET
    2010 Toyota Prius

    Toyota's massive recalls are prompting Congress to reconsider whether the nation's auto safety agency has lived up to its mission of protecting motorists.

  • Stocks End Higher, Led by Banks Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Wednesday, led by financials as the sector got a shot of confidence from a well-known analyst -- and investors. Staples and telecoms were the biggest decliners.

  • The Lithium Chase Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Bolivian chemical engineer Monica Aguirre poses with plastic containers with brine at a pilot lithium plant in Uyini, Bolivia. The Uyuni Salt flats has one of the biggest reserves of lithium in the world, estimated in 100,000 metric tons.

    For many years, few metals drew bigger yawns from mining executives than lithium, a lightweight element long associated mostly with mood-stabilizing drugs. Suddenly, the yawns are being replaced by eurekas.

  • Banks Lead Market Higher; Citi Jumps Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Stocks continued to rise Wednesday, led by banks, amid a fresh vote of confidence for the sector.

  • Police Probe Toyota Prius Crash in NYC Suburb Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 9:46 AM ET
    Toyota grill

    The driver of a Toyota Prius told police in suburban New York that her car accelerated on its own, then lurched down a driveway, across a road and into a stone wall.

  • Futures Edge Higher; Citi Gets Boost, M&A Helps Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 7:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were flat to slightly higher Wednesday after Wall Street eked out a gain Tuesday and investors waiting for economic data on the housing sector and business inventories.

  • Toyota to Fix All 2000-2003 Tundra Pickups in US Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 6:52 PM ET
    Toyota Tundra

    Toyota  said on Tuesday it would fix all Tundra pickups sold in the United States for the 2000 to 2003 model years to address a risk that part of the truck's frame could corrode, causing spare tires or even the gas tank to drop to the road.

  • What Do You Do With Detroit? Bulldoze It Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 1:35 PM ET
    Foreclosures signs  in Detroit

    Have you ever wondered what will become of Detroit? There's one radical plan out there — and it's coming from the mayor himself.

  • Prius Problem Exposes Toyota's Bigger Headache Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 10:42 AM ET
    2010 Toyota Prius

    While Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating the car and the incident, the real problem for Toyota is that this incident raises new questions about the company.

  • Bailout or Buffett: Which Offers the Better Return? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:21 PM ET

    The US government may be sitting on the best value portfolio around.

  • Hybrid Vehicles Go High-End Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 5:54 PM ET
    Affordable vehicles from the likes of Toyota and Ford have been ruling the hybrid market. But at this year's Geneva International Auto Show, a number of luxury brands such as Ferrari and Porsche have unveiled concept and experimental hybrids. Take a look at what the future luxury hybrid might look like.

    This year's Geneva International Motor Show, a number of luxury brands debuted concept and experimental hybrids. Take a look at what the future luxury hybrid might look like.