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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Whereas the global regulatory and political powers-that-be made a good job of feigning coordination in their collective panic-button-pushing stimulus at the height of the financial crisis, it seems that it’s everyone for themselves in the scramble to punish the perceived perpetrators.

  • Investors should steer clear of these three Chinese stocks, the Mad Money host says.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street's stumble over weak economic trends was a short one, as investors turned an early loss into a modest gain despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales.

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    After the last three years and seeing scores of auto plants close down and thousands of plants shut down, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking the auto industry is dead. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street's direction Thursday is likely to be driven — at least in the early morning — by two key economic numbers, the weekly jobless claims report and December retail sales.

  • Cramer highlights a less than obvious pick on this hugely popular green technology.

  • Stocks closed higher, pushing the Dow average to a fresh 15-month closing high, as investors bought financial, technology and pharmaceutical shares.

  • Tata Nano

    This car is not yet approved by the DOT for street driving, so my limited test drive was limited to an industrial complex outside Detroit. But even in short drive, the Nano impressed me with plenty of pep and responsive handling. Its tight turning radius will be an asset for zipping around in urban areas with tight spaces. For an entry-level car, it works. You don't get the feeling you are driving a compact car that lacks power and agility.

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    The US auto industry is on the fast-track to recovery and will sell one million more vehicles this year than in 2009, Autonation CEO Mike Jackson told CNBC.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, following Tuesday's mild selloff that saw the S&P 500 post its first losing session of 2010.

  • Plus, get the Mad Money host’s take on two other potential plays on the industry.

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    Three veterans of the auto industry share their thoughts in the Detroit auto show, what cars are hot and not, the industry's prospects for this year and the lessons of a disastrous 2009.