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  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Aug 22- Many of Brazil's biggest retailers, homebuilders and carmakers are cutting jobs as Latin America's largest economy teeters on the edge of recession, a fresh blow to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid.

  • GM opens IT center in Phoenix, Arizona Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Aug 22- General Motors Co said it opened a fourth IT center in the United States in Phoenix, Arizona as it aims to improve performance and cut operational costs. The automaker said it expects to hire 1,000 employees at the center over the next five years. GM's three other IT centers are in Warren, Michigan, in Austin, Texas and in Roswell, Georgia.

  • Aug 21- U.S. federal prosecutors have learned that lawyers for General Motors Co were present at key meetings during which information about problems with some of its vehicles were discussed, a source close to the investigation said.

  • Tracking China's antitrust activism     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    Richard Harris, Chief Executive, Port Shelter Investment Management, explains why Beijing wants to "clip the wings of foreign firms" in the mainland.

  • Ford recalling more than 160,000 vehicles Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    DETROIT— Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford Motor Co. will notify customers and repair the vehicles for free.

  • Boost coming to auto parts: Analyst     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Michael Lasser, UBS, explains why the need for auto parts will increase, and which stocks will benefit.

  • Cashing in on used cars     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports from Matteson, Illinois, from a used car auction.

  • Used vehicle profits jump     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Used vehicles have become far more profitable for dealers in the past few years. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports from Matteson, Illinois, about the used car industry.

  • The action- which is not a safety recall aligned with U.S. safety regulators- is aimed at allowing all 2015 Fit cars to have the same, more robust front bumpers as cars made after June 9, when Honda changed the way they were produced, Chuck Thomas, chief engineer for vehicle safety at American Honda, said.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 21- For German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen its attempt to buy U.S. rival TRW will take the company to the front of the grid as the race to make cars ever more intelligent and connected splits the industry into those making commoditised components and system providers which put the driver in the back seat.

  • Cashing in on used cars     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Profit margins on pre-owned vehicles jumped 13 percent from last year and have become far more profitable for dealers, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • DETROIT, Aug 20- Ford Motor Co plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, two sources with knowledge of the company's plans told Reuters on Wednesday. The sources said Ford eventually could offer several different body styles of the new hybrid, as Toyota does with the Prius.

  • Hertz, Avis Budget Group Inc and market leader Enterprise Rent-A-Car control about 90 percent of the U.S. car rental market. And more so Hertz, than Avis, since cars are made by General Motors Co account for a bigger portion of its fleet.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    As Yellen prepares to offer economic outlook, her 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as retailer continues to reel from breach Stocks are quiet ahead of Fed minutes; Hertz plunges after backing away from profit forecast Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market Rejected and dejected— women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal Argentina seeks to pay bondholders locally to end default triggered by US debt dispute China fines 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers $202 million in spreading anti-monopoly probe

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:06 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    As Yellen prepares to offer economic outlook, her 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from breach Stocks are quiet ahead of Fed minutes; Hertz plunges after backing away from profit forecast Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market Rejected and dejected— women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal Argentina seeks to pay bondholders locally to end default triggered by US debt dispute China fines 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers $202 million in spreading anti-monopoly probe

  • Q2 auto loan trouble     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau says subprime auto loans surged in Q2, according to Experian.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:48 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon As Yellen prepares to offer economic outlook, her 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from breach Stocks are quiet ahead of Fed minutes; Hertz plunges after backing away from profit forecast Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market Rejected and dejected— women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal China fines 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers $202 million in spreading anti-monopoly probe

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:47 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon As Yellen prepares to offer economic outlook, her 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from breach Stocks are quiet ahead of Fed minutes; Hertz plunges after backing away from profit forecast Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal China fines 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers $202 million in spreading anti-monopoly probe Lowe's 2nd- quarter profit climbs on improving weather; trims full-year revenue outlook

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:43 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon As Yellen prepares to offer economic outlook, her 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from breach Stocks are quiet ahead of Fed minutes; Hertz plunges after backing away from profit forecast Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts China fines 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers $202 million in spreading anti-monopoly probe Lowe's 2nd- quarter profit climbs on improving weather; trims full-year revenue outlook Argentina seeks to pay bondholders locally to end default triggered by US debt dispute

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:27 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    As Yellen prepares to offer economic outlook, her 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from breach Stocks are quiet ahead of Fed minutes; Hertz plunges after backing away from profit forecast Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts China fines 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers $202 million in spreading anti-monopoly probe Lowe's 2nd- quarter profit climbs on improving weather; trims full-year revenue outlook Argentina seeks to pay bondholders locally to end default triggered by US debt dispute Bank of England board divided for the first time since 2011 on whether to raise interest rates