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  • Confidence Lifts Stocks; Travelers Leads Dow Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 3:07 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month.  Travelers led the Dow after beating earnings expectations.

  • More Than 1,500 GM, Chrysler Dealers Appeal Closures Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 1:01 PM ET
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    More than half of the nearly 2,800 dealers General Motors and Chrysler Group want to close are appealing those decisions, the group handling the appeals said Tuesday.

  • Stocks Rebound After Confidence Boost Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 11:56 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month.  Travelers led the Dow after beating earnings expectations.

  • Shhh! Don't Look Now, But the Auto Industry is Hiring Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
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    After two years cutting tens of thousands of jobs, there's finally some good news coming from the auto industry. Auto makers are slowly adding jobs at new and existing plants around the country.

  • Futures Off Lows on Earnings Strength Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:21 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday, with stock markets in Asia and Europe knocked down by news of monetary tightening in China.

  • Ford Adding 1,200 Workers in Chicago Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 7:34 PM ET

    Ford plans to add 1,200 jobs when it begins making the Explorer sport-utility vehicle in Chicago, according to Crains Chicago Business.

  • Sites to Refuel Electric Cars Gain a Big Dose of Funds Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
    Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Project Better Place, addresses a press conference.

    Better Place, the closely watched start-up that hopes to create vast networks of charge spots to power electric cars, is set to receive a vote of confidence on Monday, in the form of $350 million in new venture capital.

  • Whitacre Settles In As Permanent GM CEO Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 9:48 AM ET

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. And for the folks at GM, this is good news. Today Ed Whitacre Jr, the GM Chairman will announce he is taking the CEO job on a permanent basis. The move comes less than two months after Whitacre replaced Fritz Henderson as Chief Executive Officer. While some will dismiss this news as a natural development at GM, this is more than simply removing "interim" from Whitacre's CEO title.

  • Cramer: Obama's No Reagan, But Better Than Bush Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    The Mad Money host dishes on big government, financial reform, Geithner and Bernanke and a few hot bank and autos stocks.

  • Can Toyota Ride Out Pedal Recall Fallout? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 12:28 PM ET
    The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    On the surface, Toyota's latest recall related to unintended acceleration is the kind of scenario that could sink a company.

  • 5 Stock Picks from Mario Gabelli: Natural Gas and More Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

    Stocks continued to slide on Friday, after logging their worst 2-day decline since June. Where should investors be looking? Mario Gabelli, founder, chairman and CIO of Gamco Investors, shared his stock picks.

  • Three Car Families — Tougher to Find Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
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    CNW Marketing has tracked three car homes since the mid '90's and it finds there will be fewer this year, continuing a four-year pullback. According to CNW, the high water mark for three car homes was in 2006 when more than 13% of those surveyed said they had a spare car.

  • Biggest Gas Guzzlers of 2010 Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 12:07 PM ET
    Many of the vehicles on this list happen to be some of the most exotic and expensive luxury cars on the market. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at the fuel economy and emissions of 2010 model cars to rank the worse 12 cars for the environment, and the vehicles on the list are either high performance luxury cars--like the Bugatti Veyron--or heavy-duty trucks--like the GMC Yukon. Take a look at the 12 worst cars for the environment.

    The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at the fuel economy and emissions of 2010 model cars to rank the worst 12 cars for the environment. Check out the list!

  • Toyota Accelerating Hybrid Push Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
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    One day after pledging to double its hybrid sales by 2011, Toyota is putting the pieces in place to make sure it has the batteries needed to support its expanded hybrid production

  • Greenest Cars: 2010 Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 4:26 PM ET
    Automakers from Ford to Honda to Toyota have been steadily releasing hybrid, electric and smaller vehicles to appeal to environmentally-conscious and cost-sensitive consumers. But with all these new cars on the market, you might be wondering which are the greenest? The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked the 12 greenest vehicles based on fuel economy and emissions. Click on to check out the greenest rides, starting with the greenest first.

    What are the greenest cars on the road, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy? Click to see the list.

  • Another Cash for Clunkers Program? Wish Again. Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
    Car Allowance Rebate System

    It is a suggestion that continues to pop up on a regular basis: The U.S. should have another Cash for Clunkers Program. Don't laugh, it's an idea that some in the industry continue to push with regularity. While their intentions and hopes are understandable, it's an idea that won't become reality.

  • Stocks Off For Week as Banks Lead Slump Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 4:03 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • Banks, Earnings Letdown Drop Stocks 1% Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 11:40 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • Smart Move: Smart USA Latest to Add Leasing Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
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    At face value, it is not the biggest story in the auto industry. But it is one more important sign the auto market is returning to health.

  • Futures Losses Ease on Economic Readings Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 7:33 AM ET

    A blockbuster earnings report from Intel was not enough to boost the Dow and S&P stock index futures on Friday, but there are a number of key events ahead this morning to influence investors before the opening bell rings.