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  • DETROIT, Oct 1- Fisker Automotive, maker of the Karma plug-in hybrid, has held discussions with potential strategic partners as the automaker looks to cut costs and raise money to build its second hybrid model, the Atlantic.

  • Union council urges Detroit strikers back to work Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    DETROIT-- Union leaders want striking Detroit Water and Sewerage workers to comply with a judge's order and go back on the job. Despite the request, Michigan AFSCME Council 25 President Al Garrett says Monday in a release that the union understands "the frustration felt by the hard working men and women in the water department."

  • Fisker looking to form alliances to share costs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    DETROIT-- Electric car maker Fisker Automotive is talking with other car companies about sharing parts and technology. The company, based in Anaheim, Calif., is also preparing for a public offering of stock that would help it raise money for new vehicles, Fisker's new CEO Tony Posawatz said Monday during a speech to the Automotive Press Association.

  • Pocono return celebrates IndyCar history Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:09 PM ET

    With Pocono officially back on the IndyCar schedule after a 23- year absence, Carpenter wanted to pick up as many tips as possible from someone with experience at "The Tricky Triangle." The return to Pocono is being celebrated as a nod to IndyCar's history and tradition.

  • *Fisker CEO says the Atlantic sedan, the company's second model, will be built. on a new platform that can be used to build cars for different global markets. *Fisker CEO, when asked about being acquired, says company has had discussions.

  • Judge stops strike by Detroit water-sewer workers Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    DETROIT-- Workers rejected a judge's "ridiculous" order Monday to end a strike protesting job cuts at the Detroit regional water department, a union lawyer said. Union attorney George Washington called federal Judge Sean Cox's injunction "outrageous" and said he would file a motion to dissolve it.

  • Gretzky hopes for NHL labor deal by Winter Classic Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    TORONTO-- The Great One is optimistic about the NHL's labor situation. Wayne Gretzky thinks the league's lockout will end before the showcase Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

  • Honda recalls 600,000 Accords to fix faulty hoses Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Honda is recalling 600,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and cause a fire. Honda has a report of one fire but no injuries or crashes. Any owner who suspects a leak should take their car to a dealer for inspection, Honda spokesman Ed Miller said Monday.

  • Honda recalls 573,000 Accords to fix faulty hoses Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Honda is recalling 573,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a defective power steering hose that can leak fluid and catch fire. Honda says one fire was reported but no injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the hoses can deteriorate prematurely, causing cracks and leaks.

  • Oct 1- Honda Motor Co Ltd is expanding a recall in North America to include more than 600,000 Accord mid-size sedans to address a potential power steering fluid leak problem that could cause a fire under the hood.

  • Visteon names veteran auto exec Leuliette as CEO Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:04 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp. has named former Dura Automotive CEO Timothy Leuliette as its new chief executive. Leuliette, 62, had been Visteon's interim CEO and chairman since Aug. 10, when Don Stebbins stepped down from the posts.

  • US Midwest Hit by Perfect Storm on Gas Prices Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
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    Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country this week, and a number of contributing factors are to blame.

  • In Detroit, Green Garage Is a Different Kind of Incubator Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    Though Detroit already has several business incubators, the Green Garage, they say, will walk a different path. Instead of focusing on acceleration, it will work to build a start-up culture that's a rough analogue of the slow-food movement: intimate, deliberate, unhurried.

  • Salvaged Sanctuaries: Homes Made from Junk Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 4:53 PM ET
    Location: Berkeley, Calif.This small and very green two-bedroom home designed by  incorporates more than 100 salvaged car roofs on its second-story walls. The roofs were harvested from gray cars that were left for scrap at junkyards. The awnings were formed from Dodge Caravan side windows. (The firm’s website points out that what was once America’s bestselling minivan is now one of junkyards’ most commonly found minivans.) The first floor exterior walls are lined with poplar bark, a waste produc

    As the world gets more crowded and landfills fill up more of the land, people are looking for ways to build homes using fewer raw materials and more repurposed old materials.

  • Zoltar Speaks: What the Internet Tells Us About Jobs Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    It’s that time again — Big Jobs Friday. Of course, we turn to the great Zoltar Fortune Telling Machine of the economy — the Internet — to read the cards.

  • Detroit: From Motor City to Tech City?     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the "M@dison Building" in Detroit, which houses 25 start-up, technology and venture capitalist companies.

  • Tech Fuels Detroit's Resurgence     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman explains how technology businesses are helping Detroit's economy.

  • Detroit: From Urban Blight to Tech Might Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 1:00 AM ET

    Can technology might reduce urban blight? Business and civic leaders in Detroit certainly hope so.

  • Athlete Tech Investors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    The career of a professional athlete on the field doesn’t last forever. The shrewd ones know that, and for those who want their money to work for them beyond age 40, having a solid plan B is of paramount importance. So they start thinking about ways to invest their money wisely to make it last a lifetime.Often, athletes will put their money back into sports. After hanging up his jersey, Michael Jordan invested his money in the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team, and although LeBron James is still

    By now, most people have gotten the memo that there’s money to be made in technology, including professional athletes. Check out the athletes who have chosen the tech sector as their next arena of competition.

  • Explosive Sports Feuds Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    What would professional sports be without trash talking, grudges, beefs and rivalries? For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself, and sometimes, a contentious situation between star athletes, their coaches and team owners is as enthralling as the score, and can create additional interest in the main event.Some sports feuds are legendary, such as Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens; Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; John Rocker and the entire city of New York. Some feuds starte

    For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.