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  • Point-Counterpoint:Texting While Driving Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 4:46 PM ET
    Texting and driving

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, last month introduced legislation that would require all states to adopt a texting ban for all drivers or face losing their federal highway grants. Today, in a new national survey from Nationwide Insurance, eight in 10 Americans say they support such a ban on texting while driving. The issue has drawn a great deal of support and opposition from both lobbyists, citizens and even here at CNBC

  • BYD's all-electric e6 Sedan

    Shares of Chinese electric-car maker BYD rallied 8 percent in Hong Kong trading today (Monday), finishing at an all-time closing of HK$48.60.  The buying was apparently sparked by news wire headlines quoting BYD's chairman as saying Warren Buffett "wants" or "intends" to raise Berkshire Hathaway's 10 percent stake in the company.  That interest, however, may not be new and doesn't necessarily mean Buffett will be able to buy more shares from BYD.

  • Vintage Cars: Wheels of Fortune or Road To Ruin? Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    1936 Cadillac Aero

    With Americans curbing luxury spending, the vintage car market has taken a hit, which means it’s a great time to enter. But buyer beware. Cars require maintenance that can add up to thousands of dollars a year, eclipsing any appreciation.

  • US Stocks Retreat After China Selloff Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks pulled back Monday as a major selloff in China set the stage for a rough day on the US markets.

  • Could Ford Catch Toyota? Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 9:19 AM ET
    Ford

    These are fun days at Ford. After staring bankruptcy in the eye and surviving a horrific slump in sales, the auto maker is rolling. Sure, it's not yet back in the black, but it has the big "MO". It's adding production, cutting losses, and is in the sweet spot of new product cadence with models like the Edge and Taurus bringing back buyers.

  • Futures Fall, Tracking China's 6% Selloff Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 8:01 AM ET

    The last trading day of August begins with some significant positives in the books: barring a major selloff Monday, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq will chalk up their sixth straight monthly gains, and the Dow will have its fifth monthly gain in the past six months.

  • Ford Sees Industry's Sales Hopping in August Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 4:03 PM ET
    Ford F Series

    A top Ford executive expects industry-wide U.S. auto sales to rise for the first time in more than two years this month, thanks largely to the government's Cash for Clunkers program.

  • Toyota's NUMMI Call Painful Reminder of Industry Glut Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 10:17 AM ET

    It sounds strange to say it, but it's true. The auto industry still has too many plants with the capacity to crank out millions more cars and trucks than needed.

  • Sell Block: Junk This Cash-for-Clunkers Play Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 9:02 PM ET

    Only temporarily, though, Cramer says. You may be able to buy this stock again in the not-too-distant future.

  • Why the Clunker Numbers Baffled People Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    I thought the final numbers on the Cash for Clunkers program were fairly straight forward.  The Department of Transportation released the top 10 selling models and what percentage of vehicles were sold by each auto maker.  But those numbers don't make sense to many of you.

  • Stocks End Flat as Investors Take Breather Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.

  • 'Cash for Clunkers' Final Sales Tally: 700,000 New Cars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 4:59 PM ET
    Auto scrap yard

    The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the U.S. auto industry a badly needed jolt of activity during the deepest decline in auto sales in two decades.

  • Stocks Don't Flinch After Treasury Auction Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks were flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.

  • Clunkers Closes With a Bang for Toyota, Honda Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 12:25 PM ET

    The final numbers are in, and Cash for Clunkers ended with bang for Toyota and Honda, which both had three of the top-10 best selling models.

  • Stocks Recover After Home-Sales Report Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a sharp jump in new-home sales.

  • Is the GM Name Toxic? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 10:01 AM ET

    As branding moves go it's one most people won't even notice. General Motors will slowly start phasing out GM logos from its cars and trucks. 

  • Futures Relatively Flat on Economic Reports Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    Stock index futures extended losses after an initial uptick as data showed June orders for durable goods, excluding transportation, rose less than forecast despite overall orders posting their largest advance since July 2007.

  • Dow Logs Sixth Straight Gain Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 4:41 PM ET

    The Dow rose for a sixth straight session Tuesday as stocks got a boost from an encouraging report on home prices and an unexpected jump in consumer confidence.

  • Clunker Blues? You Aren't Alone. Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 4:21 PM ET
    Auto loan application

    A new survey of Cash for Clunker participants by CNW Research found a higher than normal percentage of buyers "...have some or serious doubts they should have made the new-vehicle acquisition."

  • Stocks Flying High After Confidence Boost Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks started the day higher Tuesday after an encouraging report on home prices, then soared even higher following an unexpected jump in consumer confidence.