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  • 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.

  • The Fiat 500

    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.

  • Rick Wagoner

    Whatever you think, and I know many of you reading this believe the guy ran GM into the ground and is now gone so who cares about him, what Wagoner thinks remains a mystery. Ever since the White House fired him at the end of March, Wagoner has been silent. As GM went in and out of bankruptcy, he said nothing publicly.

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    Taking full advantage of bankruptcy court, and the ability to drop contracts it no longer wants, GM is dumping dozens of sponsorships around the country.

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    Like the whirlwind trips in and out of bankruptcy for GM and Chrysler, Steve Rattner is leaving Washington just a few months after stepping into a high profile position with the Treasury Department. Rattner is leaving the Auto Task Force and heading back to private life in the investment world. Talk about making a splash and then getting out of town.

  • Robert Lutz, as General Motors vice chairman.

    Today in Detroit, GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz is hitting the ground running in his move to change the image of the auto maker. Everything is up for review.

  • General Motors’ plan to sell its European operations to a Canadian auto parts maker and a Russian bank appeared Monday to be in trouble, when another bidder said it was nearing a deal for the unit, the New York Times reported.

  • Stocks racked up their fourth straight down week Friday as a Chevron profit warning exacerbated earnings worries. Techs got a boost from an upgrade on the hardware sector.

  • Fritz Henderson

    GM CEO Fritz Henderson told CNBC Friday that the new GM must succeed and he said that he believes that the company will do just that.