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    Want to roll like a player but don't have the wallet of a high-roller? Don't sweat it. Here are 10 items to upgrade your lifestyle — for less.

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    Warren Buffett and his traveling companions started their visit to China earlier today in Shenzhen with a show of support for electric-car maker BYD.  Berkshire Hathaway owns a 10 percent stake in the company.

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    Warren Buffett's backing gave Chinese battery and automaking tycoon Wang Chuanfu a huge boost, and on paper represents at least a six-fold return on the investment.

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    There's an interesting new trend developing with American car buyers. Because of the economy, they are being much more judicious about the type and size of car they buy.

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    The initial public stock offering by General Motors will be smaller than previously suggested, and the federal government will most likely sell a relatively small portion of its 61 percent stake in the company, according to people with knowledge of the preparations, reports the New York Times.

  • Chrysler says it has suspended some plant workers caught by a Detroit television station drinking alcohol and smoking what appeared to be marijuana during breaks.

  • Thailand's automobile industry is making a strong comeback following the global financial crisis, supported by robust recovery in demand.

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    GM’s political action committee has given $91,500 in contributions so far in 2010, according to new campaign disclosure filings with the Federal Election Commission. Those contributions went to Republicans and Democrats almost evenly, and were heavily directed toward Michigan lawmakers who have long been friendly to the auto industry.

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    By the time GM goes public, many taxpayers will be ticked off about how the company is being run. That's understandable given the nature of the federal bail out. Now those people need to realize GM is a company working towards independence and towards making choices they may not like.

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    Here's something to think about: a Chinese company taking a stake in General Motors. Does it scare you? Or does the idea leave you shrugging your shoulders and saying, "so what?"

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    After 3 years of planning, building and testing their are three teams splitting $10 million in Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition. They all won by achieving a goal many consider a pipe dream: getting 100 miles per gallon, or the equivalent of that for the electric vehicles.

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    How long it takes for the government to divest its holdings in General Motors will, in part, be determined by the company’s success, G.M.’s chief executive said. The New York Times reports.

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    For years, Ethan Eyler has worked in product marketing in San Francisco, creating websites and ad campaigns for online games and music. He's always had a long commute. One day, when he was especially bored in traffic, he stared at the car in the rear view mirror and thought, "You know, that car would be funny if it had a mustache."

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    Edward E. Whitacre Jr. has looked forward to the day the carmaker would no longer be under government ownership, but thinks a public offering requires a long-term leader. The New York Times reports.

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

  • Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    "I want us on the balls of our feet." That comment from GM CEO Dan Akerson is the clearest indication the new leader at GM wants his company to move faster, be more aggressive, and win.

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    Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2010 study has just been released and it shows the last two year’s recessionary market has significantly impacted the relationship between brands and customers.

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  • CEO Alan Mulally has engineered “the greatest comeback story of a generation,” Cramer said. But how do you trade it?

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    By day, hundreds of General Motors workers make pistons and other engine parts at a factory on this city’s east side. By night, gangs of thieves have repeatedly looted empty G.M. plants on the same property, and have twice fired shots at security guards.