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  • Gold coins and bar

    Financial advisors have long recommended that investors have some precious metals in their portfolios, but years of solid gains, as well as heightened interest in inflation hedges and safe havens, have made metals more alluring than ever.

  • 1969 Chevy Camaro

    Experts say demand is on the rise having bottomed out after the recession.

  • Alternative Investing - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Alternative investing is a big space; an alphabet soup of options to diversify your portfolio. From commodities to coins to cars, there's money to be made.

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    Every good movie is filled with drama and plot twists, not unlike the economy right now. And every good movie must have a great soundtrack. So, if you had to create a soundtrack for the economy right now, which song would lead the way? Share your opinion.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Take it easy, rider. Motorcycles don’t command eye-boggling prices like other alternative investments or collectibles—such as classic cars—but a rare model can reach into the six-figures. Experts say that bikes over 25 years old make a solid investment since they appeal to Baby Boomers who seek them out to relive their youth. Click ahead to take a look at motorcycles that have retained their value.

    Experts say that bikes over 25 years old make a solid investment since they appeal to Baby Boomers who want to relive their youth. Click to take a look at motorcycles that have retained their value.

  • There’s fun and fortune in collectible cars. Investors and collectors flock to shows around the world each year to compare notes and wheel and deal.

    There’s fun and fortune in collectible cars. Investors and collectors flock to shows around the world each year to compare notes and wheel and deal.

  • Lamborghinis, Jaguars and Ferraris are just some of the types of cars hitting the auction block in London this fall. But the main attraction at the event, being held by , is a 1964 Aston Martin that appeared in two James Bond films. It’s expected to haul in a hefty seven-figure bid, partly because of its rarity. A second vehicle used in the films was reported stolen several years ago and is believed to have been destroyed. (Prices are in British Pounds). Click ahead to check out some of the clas

    Check out some of the classic cars that were on the auction block and how much they sold for.

  • Nissan Leaf

    About two months before two new plug-in cars go on sale in the United States, the federal government is struggling with how to rate the fuel economy of mass-market plug-in vehicles, the New York Times reports.

  • Chevrolet

    GM disclosed the amount Thursday in a filing with the U.S. SEC. GM says it asked investment bankers running the IPO to reserve the shares for U.S. and Canadian employees, retirees and dealers.

  • Steven Rattner

    Steven Rattner, the former car czar, has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over kickback claims involving the New York State pension fund, a person with knowledge of the negotiation said Wednesday.

  • Apple iPhone

    Want a peek at the future of how we'll be interacting and using our cars and trucks? Just look at your iPhone, BlackBerry, smart phone, or whatever you use every day.

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    As the worst of the economic crisis appears to be over, and confidence is returning, consumer traffic is up in the alcohol business.

  • Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting with new General Motors CEO Dan Akerson in New York as the government-owned automaker moves toward a public stock sale.

  • Chevy Volt

    Monday was supposed to be the Chevy Volt coming out party. Instead critics came out pound GM for misleading the public about the whether the Volt is a true electric vehicle or gas-electric hybrid, like the Prius. The distinction doesn't change the performance of the Volt. It does, however, have everything to do with image.

  • Texting and driving is as dangerous and driving while drunk, Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, told CNBC Monday. Such sentiment, fueled by the increasing number of cell-phone-related accidents, is part of what is driving a nation-wide ban on combining the two activities.

  • Chevy Volt

    I took the car out for an extended, real world test drive late last week. Over the course of 6 hours I tooled around eastern Michigan on highways and side streets. Regardless of where I drove the car, I kept saying to myself, "This car is going to change how people feel about driving an electric car."

  • Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 of its 2010 and 2011 cars because of potential steering problems.

  • 2010 Chevy Aveo

    For a company that has long struggled to re-make its image with American car buyers, GM sure has a lot of issues with names.

  • Nissan Leaf

    Buyers of the first all-electric car receive tax credits, rebates, a charging unit and, in some areas, free parking, reports The New York Times.