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  • Super Bowl Ad Game: Audi Roars, Hyundai Stalls Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 2:08 PM ET

    Yes, the game was incredible. So good, you could argue that, for once, the Super Bowl commercials took a back seat to the game. But for two automakers, Audi and Hyundai, the big game was big chance to show off two big models. Audi's spot for the new R8 ran early in game and played off the famous scene in "The Godfather"...

  • Global Deals Boost Asian Markets Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 5:32 AM ET
    A man uses his mobile phone in front of electronic stock boards at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Asian markets rallied Monday, as Microsoft's bid for Yahoo and China's purchase of a large stake in takeover target Rio Tinto boosted optimism over share valuations. Japan added 2.6 percent while South Korea advanced 3.4 percent.

  • GM US Sales Rise as Other Automakers See Drops Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
    General Motors

    General Motors said that its total U.S. vehicle sales rose 2.1 percent in January -- making it the only major automaker to turn in positive results for the month.

  • We knew January auto sales would be lackluster. We knew that auto dealers weren't terribly confident about the consumer. The numbers today have lived up to our low expectations.

  • Asia Markets Close Mixed, Japan Slips Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    Despite hefty interest rate cuts by the U.S. Federal Reserve this week, investors were still worried about the health of the U.S. economy and the global ramifications of a slowdown. Asian markets ended mixed Friday, with Japan closing lower but Australia jumping 3.4 percent.

  • Jittery Asian Stocks End Mixed Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 4:58 AM ET

    Asian stocks had a jittery session Thursday with markets dipping in and out of negative territory as fears of a possible downgrade of U.S. bond insurers hit financials. Both Japan and South Korea finished higher despite a negative start to the session.

  • Asian Stocks End Lower on US Rate Jitters Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks were suffering a case of the nerves ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later Wednesday. Markets started the session on a strong note, but then slipped into negative territory with Hong Kong closing 2.6 percent lower and Japan shedding 1 percent.

  • Rate Cut Hopes Lift Asian Stocks, Japan Gains 3% Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 5:08 AM ET

    Expectations of a further cut in U.S. interest rates buoyed most Asian stocks Tuesday. Japan finished nearly up 3 percent, but the Australian market bucked the positive trend to close almost 2.5 percent lower.

  • Asian Markets Plummet, Japan Sheds 4% Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks took a beating Monday with Japan and South Korea both closing almost 4 percent lower.

  • Asian Stocks Rebound on US Outlook Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian markets ended a volatile week with a firm rally on Friday, which brought most of the major indexes back to Monday's opening levels. A U.S. tax stimulus package, reassuring jobs data and the prospect of another Federal Reserve rate cut buoyed investor sentiment.

  • Asian Markets End Higher as Banks Gain Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:46 AM ET

    Asian markets ended mostly higher Thursday, lifted by banks and financials. Japan and South Korea both closed 2 percent higher with Australia finishing almost 3 percent higher, buoyed by a Wall Street rebound on optimism that a rescue for U.S. bond insurers may be in the making.

  • Asia Rebounds After US Rate Cut Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 5:09 AM ET
    A stockbroker watches his terminal during trading in Bombay, India, Thursday, May 18, 2006. Indian shares plunged Thursday, with the benchmark stock index tumbling 6.8 percent, or more than 800 points, its biggest point drop ever, largely on fears of higher taxes on foreign funds that invest in Indian stocks. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)

    Asian shares rallied on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve's biggest interest rate cut in over two decades, but nagging fears of a U.S. recession prompted many indexes to give up much of their early gains.

  • The Past Economic Three Crises: What We've Learned Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    I've been with CNBC since 1990, and have lived through and reported several financial crises. Each time, the economy recovered, but each one was a little different. A brief synopsis of three of these crises and what we learned.

  • Panic-Stricken Asian Stocks Plunge Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 5:28 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian stocks took another massive leg downwards Tuesday as growing fears of a U.S. recession renewed pressures on share prices. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng finished the session 8.7 percent lower, while Australia’s major index lost 7.1 percent.

  • Asian Stocks Sink on Economic Worries Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | 5:21 AM ET

    It was a dismal session for Asian stocks Monday, with markets dragged down by financial counters. Japan finished almost 4% lower. South Korea shed nearly 3% and Australia declined for the 11th straight session, down 2.9%.

  • Asian Markets Close Higher, Recession Fears Remain Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 5:29 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Most Asian markets managed to bounce back and close higher Friday, except for India's Sensex index which closed down by more than 3 percent.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed after Volatile Moves Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 7:01 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed mixed after a volatile trading session Thursday as investors flitted between profit-taking and bargain-hunting. Japan finished 2 percent higher -- it was down almost 1 percent at one point -- but Australia closed lower for the ninth straight session.

  • Asian Markets Sink on US Recession Fears Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian markets took a severe beating Wednesday on growing concern the U.S. economy would slump into a prolonged recession. Hong Kong's Hang Seng ended 5.4 percent lower and Japan's Nikkei index plunged over 3 percent. Even the best performing of the benchmark indexes, the Bombay Sensex, suffered a loss of 1.8 percent.

  • Asian Markets Finish Lower, Hong Kong Hit Hard Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 5:24 AM ET

    Asian markets reversed gains, finishing in negative territory Tuesday with both Japan and South Korea closing down 1 percent and Hong Kong losing 2.4 percent .  The Nikkei sank below the key 14,000 support level while the KOSPI finished at five-month lows.

  • After 2 days of watching a slew of new models be introduced at the Detroit Auto Show, some impressions. 1. The Nissan GT-R is even more spectacular in person than I thought it would be.  it a Corvette "killer" that will replace the American sports car as the speedster that delivers the best bang for the buck?