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  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as a slew of earnings beats, including one from Pfizer, were encouraging but disappointing reports from two of Wall Street's biggest names dragged on the market.

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    Chrysler says it will double the $4,500 government incentive for people to trade in their old gas guzzlers for new vehicles under the "cash for clunkers" program.

  • Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Wednesday as cautious words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Yahoo's missing revenue expectations lent to investors taking profits.

  • A late rally pushed stocks higher Tuesday following better-than-expected earnings from several Dow components. The Dow logged its seventh-straight gain, the Nasdaq, it's tenth.

  • The Dow advanced Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.

  • Driving while using a cellular phone.

    In 2003, researchers at a federal agency proposed a long-term study of 10,000 drivers to assess the safety risk posed by cellphone use behind the wheel. But such an ambitious study never happened.

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    The Obama administration warned Congress on Tuesday that a House-approved plan to restore shuttered General Motors and Chrysler dealerships would threaten the auto companies' bankruptcies and recovery.

  • The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.

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    The question was blunt. The answer telling. Yesterday as I sat with a handful of other reporters for aone hour chat with Yoshi Inaba, the new President of Toyota North America talked about Toyota building cars that evoke passion.

  • Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.

  • Auto sales could bounce back to the $12- to 13-million annual sales rate within a year, Toyota Motor's North American President Yoshi Inaba said Monday.

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line Monday after a wobbly morning as a CIT deal to avert bankruptcy and strong earnings gave investors cause for optimism.

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    The new man in charge of Toyota North America, Yoshi Inaba, is focused on getting the Japanese auto maker back on track in the states by making decisions faster and getting closer to the customer.

  • A strong start for stocks began to peter out Monday, though CIT continued to rally.

  • Stocks opened higher Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group and a better-than-expected start the earnings season.

  • Futures indicated a positive open for Wall Street Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group.

  • Ford

    Boulder, Colorado is the perfect place to try out Ford's new EcoBoost engine. After all, zipping up Flagstaff Mountain in a Ford Flex is the way to truly feel the increased torque you get with EcoBoost.

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    It's the one thing auto execs constantly worry about. Making sure the launch of a new or re-designed model hits the target. It sounds simple, but historically there are numerous cases where an auto maker puts a new car or truck in showrooms and it falls short of expectations. Sometimes woefully short.

  • General Motors says it is investing $1 billion to develop two new car models in Brazil.  The president of GM's operations in Brazil and the Mercosur countries says it is GM's biggest investment since the onset of the global financial crisis.

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    For decades, automakers looking for the secret to small-car success would journey to Toyota City in Japan. These days, they are coming to Tychy. Since Fiat effectively took over Chrysler this year, engineers from Detroit have been making monthly pilgrimages here to see something they can only envy: an auto plant that is hiring workers and earning a profit.