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  • Toyota to Raise Prices of Some Japan Models Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | 10:02 PM ET
    2007 Toyota Prius

    Toyota Motor is set to raise prices of hybrid cars and commercial vehicles by 1% to 3% in Japan as costs for steel and other materials soar, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday.

  • Bridgestone Suffers Profit Fall, Cuts Forecasts Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 5:14 AM ET

    Top Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone posted a worse-than-expected 18 percent drop in first-half operating profit on Friday citing expensive raw materials and a stronger yen, and slashed its forecasts as vehicle sales slump in Western markets.

  • Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.

  • Today's Top Videos: Olympics, Citigroup & More... Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    AIG reports weak earnings and further write-downs, while GE says the Beijing Olympics will help boost the company's brand image. Following are today's top videos:

  • Toyota's Profit Hit Shows Even The Big Boys Feel Heat Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    When Toyota reported a drop in fiscal first quarter profits of 28%, it immediately sparked a slew of e-mails from those of you who think I "favor" the Japanese automaker. In general the comments say, "Take that Toyota Phil, even your beloved auto company is hurting."

  • Chrysler, Nissan in Talks to Make Midsize Cars: WSJ Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 2:27 AM ET

    Chrysler is in talks with Japan's Nissan Motor about jointly producing midsize cars, the Wall Street Journal said Thursday.

  • Saving GM: Dale Jr., Lutz Candor and Design Studio Buzz Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Over the last year of putting together our CNBC documentary, co-workers have asked me time and again about my favorite moments. When you watch "Saving GM" tonight, you will see some of them. But here are my top 3.

  • The Good And Bad of Ford Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    Some hurting, poorly managed companies can turn out to be great stocks. Fast Money's special series "Bad Company, Good Stock" takes a look at Ford.

  • GM Board Throws Support Behind CEO: WSJ Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    The board of directors at General Motors remains supportive of Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, despite the company's recent, unexpected $15.5 billion loss, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

  • Lutz Loves His First Volt "Test Drive" Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 10:40 AM ET
    Bob Lutz

    GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz invited me to watch him test the E-Flex system behind the new Chevy Volt. Given the enthusiasm surrounding the Volt, I jumped at the opportunity. Would E-Flex deliver on the promise that's been built up surrounding GM's electric car? The answer: Yes.

  • Will The Car Credit Crunch Worsen? Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 9:15 PM ET

    As struggles in the automobile industry compound with each passing quarter, the news that Chrysler's financial unit is unable to reach its goal of raising $30 billion in financing support may impact its ability to support sales.

  • Avoid the tricks. Learn the secrets. A former "insider" reveals how to get the best deals on wheels.

  • Saving GM: Why Wagoner Won't Go Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    After almost 10 years of covering General Motors, including the last year going behind the scenes for our upcoming documentary "Saving GM", I often hear the same question time and again. Where is chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner taking this company?

  • Chrysler Renews Credit Facilities But Cuts Amount Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:49 AM ET

    Chrysler's finance arm said Sunday it had renewed its credit facilities, but had reduced the amount to $24 billion from $30 billion due to tough credit markets and changes in its retail strategy.

  • Capitalizing on the Conversion to Nat Gas Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    When we decide to make the switch away from dirty, environmentally unfriendly oil, these companies will help make it happen.

  • Stocks Kick Off August With a Drop Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    Stocks started the month off with a decline as a rise in oil and larger than expected loss from  General Motors rekindled worries about the economy.

  • Auto Sales Prove No Bottom For Industry Yet Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:28 PM ET
    Ugly Auto Sales

    The July sales rate dropped to it's lowest level since April of '92. Last month, the sales pace was 12.55 million. More than a million units slower than June. And unlike June nearly every automaker was down in July.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Worries Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • Stocks Retreat After ISM, Jobs Reports Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • Automakers Driven to Massive Losses in July Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 12:27 PM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    U.S. auto sales tumbled in July, reflecting a deepening downturn in the industry, with tight credit and weak consumer confidence driving General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor to post double-digit declines.