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  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The Tokyo Motor Show is a case study in the electric car split. Some companies, like Nissan are trumpeting future EV models and talking about the coming age of electric vehicles.

  • GM & Chrysler

    Almost 7 months after President Obama decided to save both GM and Chrysler by sending them through bankruptcy, it's becoming clear just how close the White House came to letting Chrysler go under and how little the auto task force thought of GM.

  • Classic Cars Increased in Price 60%: Hagerty Index Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 9:35 AM ET
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    Classic cars are increasing in value more rapidly than the Dow and the housing market, according to one index.

  • Honda Pins on Electric Hopes, as F1 Dreams Get Dashed Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 4:23 AM ET
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    Nearly two years ago to this date, at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda showcased their environmental F1 car concept. Going green was its aim. This year, Honda might be going a different shade of green

  • Automotive X PRIZE Finalists Show Green Ingenuity Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 1:28 PM ET
    Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE

    The beauty of the X PRIZE is that it highlights a growing, but largely overlooked segment of inventors and entrepreneurs who are building cars that do not run on gas or diesel. These are folks experimenting with batteries, ethanol, even algae as the fuel to power our cars ad trucks.

  • Dow Ends Below 10,000 Amid Earnings Worry Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 6:35 PM ET

    Stocks pared some of their earlier losses but were still lower as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • Stocks Remain Lower; Dow Back Below 10,000 Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 2:16 PM ET

    Stocks pared some of their earlier losses but were still lower as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • What's in a Color/Make of a Car? A Lot Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 12:09 PM ET
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    For all the stories I do involving the auto industry, I'm always amazed at how many people will bring up how the auto makers pick the colors for future models and why some of those colors are popular in one part of the country, but not in another.

  • Dow Down Over 100 as Consumer Mood Sours Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 10:06 AM ET

    Stocks skidded at the open Friday as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs. They slid further — with the Dow down 100 points — after a report showed a surprise drop in consumer sentiment.

  • Futures Lower; GE Revenue Misses Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 6:58 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Friday, as mixed earnings from General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • Dow Ends at Highest in a Year as Oil Tops $77 Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 5:24 PM ET

    The Dow pulled off a nearly 50-point  gain Thursday after a topsy-turvy session as the boost from oil's rally ultimately beat out disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

  • Cramer: Chips Booming — Autos, Too? Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 3:50 PM ET
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    The Mad Money host offers two stocks to play them.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Earnings Disappointment Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

    Traders applied the brakes Thursday, a day after the Dow topped 10,000, as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup proved no match for Wall Street's inflated earnings expectations.

  • Dow Pares Losses After Philly Fed Report Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 10:15 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Thursday after a third straight positive Philly Fed reading — the first time that's happened in two years.  Stocks had opened lower after disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

  • Futures Lower as Citi, Goldman Disappoint Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 7:28 AM ET

    After Wednesday's stellar market performance, stock index futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Thursday as investors take a breather and evaluate their next move.

  • Dow Closes Above 10,000, Led by Banks Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 5:37 PM ET
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    Stocks rallied Wednesday and the Dow broke through 10,000 for the first time in over a year, fueled by strong earnings from JPMorgan and Intel.

  • Dow Rallies, Now Within 20 Points of 10,000 Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Wednesday, with the Dow homing in on 10,000, after JPMorgan and Intel got earnings season back on track and retail sales fell less than expected.

  • Ford Revving Up Fiesta Buzz Online Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 10:03 AM ET
    2011 Ford Fiesta

    The Fiesta is a compact car that has been a huge hit in Europe and has been the focal point of Ford's strategy to crank out smaller, more fuel efficient models for customers in the US...But in a crowded market with strong competitors in the compact segment, Ford knows it will still have to work to make the Fiesta a big seller.

  • Futures Higher After Retail Sales Report Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a strong open Wednesday, with the Dow ready to make another run at 10,000, after JPMorgan and Intel got earnings season back on track and retail sales fell less than expected.

  • October 'Crash' Still on the Way Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 6:48 AM ET

    Back in July, Enzio von Pfeil, chief executive officer of EconomicClock.com, predicted a stock market crash in October. On Wednesday, von Pfeil reiterated his forecast, saying: "It doesn't have to be a calamitous crash. But I do think we're heading towards something. One sees that the market's become a lot more 'toppy'. It's stopped going up and up and up."