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  • Chris Liddell

    The challenges facing new GM CFO Chris Liddell could not be any bigger. Two months into his job at the country's largest auto maker he's trying to steer a company from money-losing post bankruptcy status to profitable future as a publicly traded company.

  • A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Bailed-out auto company General Motors has a reasonable chance of being profitable this year, and it plans to repay its government loans as soon as possible, CFO Chris Liddell told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The central bank can’t touch these companies, Cramer says. Neither can the Democratic majority in Washington or the bubble-conscious Chinese, for that matter.

  • Continental Airlines planes at Houston Intercontinental Airport.

    Continental Airlines is ending free hamburgers, barbecue and sandwich rolls for many of its passengers in favor of a food-for-sale program that mirrors what other carriers are already doing.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    It seems like a case of Deja Vu. Another Monday press conference in California where Toyota's technical staff will refute a claim about sudden acceleration.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    Investigators with Toyota and the federal government were unable to make a Prius speed out of control as its owner did on a California highway, casting doubt about the driver's account.

  • Tustin Toyota dealership in Tustin, California.

    Responding to a request from the House Oversight Committee for clarification about allegations from an ex-Toyota attorney, the Japanese auto maker sent a letter on Friday to Rep. Edolphus Towns.

  • prius_cars_lined_up_200.jpg

    What started as a week filled with hope and promise for Toyota executives is ending with a thud. That thud is the sound of more legal cases and investigations being filed or launched against the Japanese automaker.

  • Car on road

    Federal safety regulators, who allowed auto companies to voluntarily install event data recorders on their vehicles a few years ago, are now looking into whether the systems should be required, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday.

  • Toyota car grille

    A top government auto safety official tells Congress that his agency may need more authority to regulate the auto industry.

  • Computer in police car.

    The drivers say technology is a huge boon for their jobs, saving valuable seconds and providing instant access to essential information. But it also presents a clear risk — even the potential to take a life while they are trying to save one.

  • Toyota car grille

    You've probably heard the comments. I have. There are many people who have heard the reports of Toyota cars racing out of control and they aren't blaming Toyota.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    Toyota's massive recalls are prompting Congress to reconsider whether the nation's auto safety agency has lived up to its mission of protecting motorists.

  • Stocks ended higher Wednesday, led by financials as the sector got a shot of confidence from a well-known analyst -- and investors. Staples and telecoms were the biggest decliners.

  • Bolivian chemical engineer Monica Aguirre poses with plastic containers with brine at a pilot lithium plant in Uyini, Bolivia. The Uyuni Salt flats has one of the biggest reserves of lithium in the world, estimated in 100,000 metric tons.

    For many years, few metals drew bigger yawns from mining executives than lithium, a lightweight element long associated mostly with mood-stabilizing drugs. Suddenly, the yawns are being replaced by eurekas.

  • Stocks continued to rise Wednesday, led by banks, amid a fresh vote of confidence for the sector.

  • Toyota grill

    The driver of a Toyota Prius told police in suburban New York that her car accelerated on its own, then lurched down a driveway, across a road and into a stone wall.

  • U.S. stock index futures were flat to slightly higher Wednesday after Wall Street eked out a gain Tuesday and investors waiting for economic data on the housing sector and business inventories.

  • Toyota Tundra

    Toyota  said on Tuesday it would fix all Tundra pickups sold in the United States for the 2000 to 2003 model years to address a risk that part of the truck's frame could corrode, causing spare tires or even the gas tank to drop to the road.

  • Foreclosures signs  in Detroit

    Have you ever wondered what will become of Detroit? There's one radical plan out there — and it's coming from the mayor himself.