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  • Lexus

    Consumer Reports has given the Lexus GX460 a rare "Don't Buy" warning, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead the SUV to roll over in real-world driving.

  • Toyota headquarters

    This week once again showed me how some people some people can't see the forest from the trees. And yes, I'm talking about many of you Toyota supporters.

  • A Tacoma pickup truck on the lot of a Toyota dealership.

    Five days before Toyota announced a massive recall, a U.S. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail: "We need to come clean" about accelerator problems.

  • Credit cards

    Consumer borrowing fell again in February, reflecting weakness in credit cards and auto loans. It marks a setback to hopes that consumers are beginning to feel more confident and will start spending more.

  • Brake and accelerator

    Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

  • Renault Nissan and Daimler will focus on small and energy-efficient passenger cars in their newly-announced partnership, the chief executives of the companies said Wednesday.

  • Ray LaHood, the transportation secretary.

    The message from the Secretary of Transportation is clear: If he could, he would fine Toyota more than the proposed $16.4 million the Feds are seeking for the automaker failing to alert the government quickly enough about defective gas pedals.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    As I was reporting the announcement of the Department of Transportation's fine against Toyota of $16.4 million, I kept thinking of the star athlete who makes gobs of money and is fined by the commissioner of the league for breaking a rule.

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  • The Dow backed off its push toward 11,000 Monday but continued trading higher as investor cheered some encouraging economic readings, including Friday's jobs report. The market was a beehive of spring activity today, buzzing about the Fed and interest rates.

  • The Dow inched toward the 11,000 mark Monday as investor cheered some encouraging economic readings, including Friday's jobs report. The market was a beehive of spring activity today, buzzing about the Fed and interest rates.

  • GM Headquarters

    Slowly, surely, and somewhat quietly we're starting to see the fall out from the Toyota unintended acceleration scandal.

  • Wall Street is poised for a slight rise at the open, following a market holiday on Friday, and investors can finally reaction to the March jobs report.

  • Stocks pared their gains on Thursday, this first day of the second quarter, as weakness seeped into the tech sector. Stocks had started the day strong after positive reports on initial jobless claims and manufacturing.

  • Stocks pared their gains on Thursday, this first day of the second quarter, as weakness seeped into the tech sector. Stocks had started the day strong after positive reports on initial jobless claims and manufacturing.

  • Plus, get the Fast Money traders' reaction to auto sales, the Apple iPad release and more.

  • The automotive sector was handed major setbacks during the recession, but Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, said the industry is in store for a “Fat V” recovery.

  • The following are some of automotive highlights from the 2010 New York International Auto Show.

    The 2010 New York International Auto Show (2010 NYIAS) features some interesting debuts as manufactures look into the future of the automotive industry.

  • Stocks shot higher on this first day of the second quarter after encouraging reports on initial jobless claims and manufacturing.

  • U.S. stock index futures added to gains for the first session of the second quarter Thursday, after a reading on weekly jobless claims came in about in line with expectations.