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  • 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
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    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.

  • Futures Tick Higher After Housing Report Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open Tuesday, following the previous day's session in which the major averages finished with very little change.

  • Cash For Clunkers Outrage Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 5:38 PM ET

    It seems the cash for clunkers deal may have hit a sour note. And CNBC’s Phil Lebeau is all over the surprising development.

  • Hell Hath No Fury Like Clunker Sellers and Dealers Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 4:14 PM ET

    It is a story I've heard people whispering about over the last week.  Talk of dealers holding off on completing Cash for Clunker sales until paperwork is "approved" by the Federal government has picked up in the last week.

  • Caught in Clunker Hell? Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 12:40 PM ET
    Customer at an auto dealership.

    It is a story I've heard people whispering about over the last week.  Talk of dealers holding off on completing Cash for Clunker sales until paperwork is "approved" by the Federal government has picked up in the last week.

  • Final Weekend of 'Clunkers' Draws Big Crowds Sunday, 23 Aug 2009 | 5:52 PM ET
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    From Vermont to California, exhausted but appreciative car dealers watched their lots grow empty as crowds rushed to trade in gas guzzlers during the final weekend of the popular Cash for Clunkers program.

  • AutoNation Stops Offering 'Cash for Clunkers' Early Saturday, 22 Aug 2009 | 4:29 PM ET
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    AutoNation, the nation's largest auto dealership chain, said Saturday it hit the brakes on the popular Cash for Clunkers program three days early because it wants to make sure it can submit the paperwork on thousands of sales to the government before a Monday evening deadline.

  • Chrysler and Press Driving in Different Directions. Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    The rumors have been swirling for a few weeks.  Now there are reports Toyota President Jim Press is in fact leaving the company before the end of the year.  While the company will not officially comment on the reports, it appears to be the end of a strange marriage between Press and Chrysler.  It also would mark the end of a relationship that never flourished as many expected when Press left Toyota for the American auto maker.

  • Can Auto Makers Thrive Post Clunkers? Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 2:24 PM ET
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    A comment from Bill Ford Jr. is one that explains why I, and many other reporters, are spending so much time reporting on the latest developments with electric cars.

  • Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    As more American car buyers take advantage of the rebate program, the federal government is struggling to reimburse dealers that shoulder the rebates up front

  • 200+ NY Dealers Pull Out of Clunkers Program Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 3:02 PM ET
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    Hundreds of auto dealers in the New York area have withdrawn from the government's Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government, a dealership group said Wednesday.