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  • Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda

    Toyota managed to win bragging rights as the world’s biggest car company. But that focus on rapid growth appears to have come at a cost to its reputation for quality, creating an opportunity for others to potentially take back market share they lost to Toyota. The New York Times reports.

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    When I talked with Ford CEO Alan Mulally 10 minutes after his company filed fourth quarter earnings, there was a tone of satisfaction in his voice.

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    Ford has halted production of some full-sized commercial vehicles in China because they contain gas pedals built by the same company behind the accelerators in Toyota's  recent recall.

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    A string of positive earnings reports gave a lift to Wall Street this morning as Ford Motor joined some key Dow components in beating expectations.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks eked out a gain Wednesday as the debut of Apple's iPad tablet computer energized tech stocks and financials rebounded amid relief that the Fed's statement offered no surprises.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks continued to slide Wednesday after the Fed left the "extended period" language in their statement, referring to how long they will leave interest rates low. Stocks had already been trading lower after some disappointing earnings outlooks.

  • Toyota

    Think you may own one of the 2.3 million Toyota models being recalled because of a potentially dangerous accelerator?  It's easy to find out for sure.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks had a weak open Wednesday as investors were disappointed with some earnings outlooks and waited for the Federal Reserve's statement this afternoon. Stocks slipped further into the red after a report showed new home sales unexpectedly unexpectedly fell last month and as the House hearing on AIG began.

  • The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    Toyota is suspending sales of roughly 57% of its new cars and shutting down assembly lines for eight models. That alone should spook Toyota investors. But the troubling part of Toyota halting sales of new models is the fact nobody knows how long it will last.

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    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Wednesday, with investors looking for news both from companies reporting earnings and from economic leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks erased their gains just in time for the closing bell Tuesday as news that the Senate has scheduled a hearing on President Obama's bank proposal for next week rattled the market.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month.  Travelers led the Dow after beating earnings expectations.

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    More than half of the nearly 2,800 dealers General Motors and Chrysler Group want to close are appealing those decisions, the group handling the appeals said Tuesday.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month.  Travelers led the Dow after beating earnings expectations.

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    After two years cutting tens of thousands of jobs, there's finally some good news coming from the auto industry. Auto makers are slowly adding jobs at new and existing plants around the country.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday, with stock markets in Asia and Europe knocked down by news of monetary tightening in China.

  • Ford plans to add 1,200 jobs when it begins making the Explorer sport-utility vehicle in Chicago, according to Crains Chicago Business.

  • Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Project Better Place, addresses a press conference.

    Better Place, the closely watched start-up that hopes to create vast networks of charge spots to power electric cars, is set to receive a vote of confidence on Monday, in the form of $350 million in new venture capital.

  • Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. And for the folks at GM, this is good news. Today Ed Whitacre Jr, the GM Chairman will announce he is taking the CEO job on a permanent basis. The move comes less than two months after Whitacre replaced Fritz Henderson as Chief Executive Officer. While some will dismiss this news as a natural development at GM, this is more than simply removing "interim" from Whitacre's CEO title.

  • The Mad Money host dishes on big government, financial reform, Geithner and Bernanke and a few hot bank and autos stocks.