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  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings  beat.

  • Want to know the real reason that the Dow is down on Tuesday? Cramer thinks he has an answer.

  • 2010 Prius

    As two days of Congressional hearings begin today, there is one question above all others that will be front and center: are the electronics in Toyota gas pedals flawed?

  • US stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday, as minimal losses ended four-day advances for the Dow and the S&P 500 and a six-day streak for the Nasdaq Monday.

  • Toyota

    The Japanese automaker said it received a subpoena from a federal grand jury in New York seeking documents related to unintended acceleration in its vehicles and the braking system of its Prius hybrid.

  • The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    Toyota's stay in the penalty box won't be a quick one. If the last week has shown us anything it's the fact hearings, lawsuits, and a steady stream of stories about Toyota being slow to recall millions of potentially dangerous will keep flowing for some time.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Monday, following the best weekly gains for the Dow and the S&P 500 in more than three months. 

  • A twin-engine plane carrying three employees of electric car maker Tesla Motors crashed into a fog-shrouded residential neighborhood Wednesday, raining fiery debris over homes.

    Investigators are hoping a neighborhood sound system near the crash site that claimed the lives of 3 Tesla Motors employees this week will yield new clues on the crash.

  • Toyota headquarters

    As someone who studies the way people perceive risk, and the importance of trust to those perceptions, it continues to amaze me how many smart successful firms like Toyota manage to forget the importance of trust until they’re in trouble, and then they have to spend huge amounts of money and effort, for years, trying to rebuild it, writes the author David Ropeik.

  • Networking

    In the social-media age, Toyota’s crisis-management strategy never had a chance.

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    While the initial thought is Toyoda's appearance will finally be the chance for us to get to the bottom of the safety questions surrounding millions of Toyota cars and trucks, I think you'd be better served to dial back your expectations.

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    The initial headlines out of Japan this morning are sure to ruffle feathers on Capitol Hill. Toyota President Akio Toyoda told reporters that he is not planning to appear at congressional hearings in Washington, D.C.

  • Car Factory Employees

    Toyota said Tuesday it plans to idle production temporarily at assembly plants in Texas and Kentucky while it grapples with massive recalls in the United States.

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    As Toyota lays plans for a major incentive and marketing campaign designed to win back buyers, I was intrigued by the headlines coming from Toyota dealers at the National Auto Dealers Association meeting this weekend.

  • Hummer H3

    Starting this week, Japanese buyers of the hulking power machines from General Motors receive a 250,000 yen subsidy under Japan’s new, looser fuel-efficiency standards for imported cars.

  • Toyota headquarters

    The big question is how much will Toyota wind up paying in legal claims for the lawsuits it faces and will face as a result of its unintended acceleration problems?

  • Few things are more powerful than road rage but one glance at a Toyota driver these days is enough to snap you out of your expletive-filled tirade. We talked to a few to see what's going through their minds on the road.

  • For years, if you wanted to buy a Toyota you knew that you weren't going to get much of a deal. It was a given. Some people grumbled about it, but most looked at it as the price you paid for peace of mind. After all, when you bought a new Camry or Corolla you knew the car wasn't going to break down or be part of a major recall like many of its American rivals.

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    The weekly chart of the Australian listing for Rio shows this has been a remarkably simple trend trade starting in December 2008 with the trend confirmed in March 2009.