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  • 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.

  • Toyota

    From Washington to Detroit to California there is one question being asked time and again: Why didn't NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) move quicker on Toyota?

  • Shares of Toyota bounced on Tuesday, despite word that the automaker had issued yet another recall.

  • Stocks closed broadly higher on optimism that help was on the way for Greece to deal with its heavy debt burden.

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    One implies screwing up one too many times. The other suggests you finally get it right. The question for much of America is which one suits the current situation Toyota finds itself in right now?

  • Stocks staged a relief rally Wednesday amid talks of a bailout for Greece and positive earnings and sales news from some key Dow components.

  • U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a higher open Tuesday morning, a day after a last-hour selloff pushed the Dow to its first close below 10,000 since November, and the S&P 500 to a fresh three-month closing low as well.

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    Many economists say  Toyota’s trauma is a wake-up call that Japan needs to understand that its reliance on manufacturing and industrial exports, which served the country so well after World War II, is no longer wise.

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    Ever since Toyota's gas pedal problems came out roughly four months ago, I've often asked executives with the Big 3 why they aren't more aggressive going after Toyota. The executives often told me, "We're getting the message out there." It was as if the folks in Detroit were afraid to take a shot at Toyota.

  • Toyota

    Toyota has friends in high places in Washington, including some of the very people now investigating the Japanese automaker.

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    After several investigations, it was only last week that Toyota owners learned federal regulators, concerned that the company was not taking apparently dangerous defects seriously enough, traveled to Japan in December to light a fire under corporate executives. Meanwhile, millions of Toyotas continued to be driven by drivers unaware of the potential scope of the problem, and the cars continued to be sold.

  • Toyota's recovery from a string of quality issues  could be the worst in the history of automaker recalls.

  • Two weeks after announcing the recall of 2.3 million cars and trucks that may have sticking gas pedals, and just days after admitting there may be a problem with the brakes on 2010 Prius models, the namesake and top guy at Toyota finally addressed the controversy.

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    Now even Toyota's golden child is tarnished. Early this morning in Japan, Toyota announced that there was a design flaw in the anti-lock brakes of third generation Prius models made up until January of last year.

  • Tesla Model S

    Automakers, both big and small, will launch a variety of models as soon as this year to ride the consumer shift to smaller, greener vehicles.

  • Plus, get the Mad Money host’s trade of the day.

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    Click ahead to take a look at some of the electric cars expected to hit the market this and the next couple of years.

  • On Wednesday, disappointing earnings sent investors running for the exits stopping a comeback dead in its tracks. Is the correction back; what should you be watching?

  • 2010 Prius

    Ever since Toyota first addressed complaints about unintended acceleration last October, there have been a steady number of complaints from Prius owners. I've heard them from time to time and they basically amount to Prius owners saying their car suddenly sped up or the brakes didn't work properly.