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  • 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.

  • Car rentals are nearly back to 2007 levels, Andy Taylor, CEO and chairman of Enterprise Holding Co., the world’s largest car rental company, told CNBC Friday.

  • Let the media come up with the negatives. Cramer? He’s focused on what’s going right.

  • Lexus GX 460

    This is not the usual place Lexus finds itself late in the year. Toyota's upscale brand is usually leading the luxury market in sales. Not this year.

  • And that new Hewlett-Packard CEO? Yeah, he’s a “nobody,” Cramer said.

  • 2007 Lincoln MKX

    As Ford begins to reboot Lincoln, Alan Mulally has made it clear Ford will give Lincoln a steady supply of new models for the next several years. That sends a message to Lincoln dealers.

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    U.S. auto sales in September for GM, Ford, Chrysler as well as Toyota, beat estimates, showing some gains in the still sluggish auto market. GM said Friday that its core brand sales for the month of September were up 22.1 percent compared to estimates of 17.5 percent.

  • Lotus Esprit

    We've known for some time that Lotus is revving up for a comeback. Now we are seeing just how serious the owners of the British auto maker are about coming back strong. At the Paris Auto Show they've unveiled five models, including a few that are near production ready.

  • German car maker BMW said Friday it will recall 198,000 cars in the US because of potential problems with the brakes while press reports put the total number of vehicles recalled across the world at 345,000.

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    Looking to rev up slumping sales in the beleaguered golf industry, Callaway  announced today a strategic partnership with automaker Lamborghini in the quest to find the strongest, lightest and most durable materials.

  • GM Headquarters

    He wants to talk about GM remaking itself with an emphasis on new models, fixing its Opel division in Europe and growing the Chevy brand worldwide.

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    The Paris Auto Show is typically one of the great showcases for the auto makers from all over the world. Sure it's the "home" show for Renault, Peugeot, and Citreon, but every automaker looks to make a statement in Paris.

  • Person text messaging while driving

    According to analysis in the American Journal of Public Health 16,000 people died in texting and driving accidents between 2001 and 2007. Even more frightening is the warning that the problem is getting worse.

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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.

  • Warren Buffett

    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.