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  • 'Smart' Cars: Ford's Employee Test Drive Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
    Ford

    Here's a novel idea. Let's take the people who actually work at a car company and put them behind the wheel of the models crucial to that company's future. Ford Motor is starting to do that, and it's probably one of the smartest moves this company has ever made.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    It's hard to say whether Wall Street's fear of itself or rising oil prices will be more of an impediment for stocks this week. Both of those trends were apparent Tuesday and could continue to hang over the market Wednesday.

  • Medal Round - Day 8: Another tough day.  Only three days to go and the S&P 500 is barely in positive territory.  A 1% spread with the Swiss Market Index remains.  Will the USA be able to hold on?

  • Where Investors Can Turn In Gloom and Doom Market Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    A summer stock rally has ended with a thud as investors—once optimistic that the worst was finally over—are now fretting that the worst is yet to come.

  • Big 3 Rides: Do You Love'em or Hate'em? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:43 AM ET
    The Big Three

    The latest U. of Michigan survey on customer satisfaction with automakers are a bit perplexing. On one hand, they show there's a wider gap between the Big 3 and their foreign rivals. On the other, these results fly in the face of numerous other studies that show the Big 3 edging closer to competitors when it comes to quality and reliability. Who's right? Both, actually.

  • Stay Off the Financial Grid Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital told "Squawk Box Europe" viewers to stay off the financial grid to preserver their capital.

  • Nikkei 225 Gains on Leading Global Indices Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    Medal Round - Day 7: The Nikkei has made a big run in the past few days.  Will it be able to finish the week strong and upset the S&P?

  • Speculation Over, Gold Going to $600: Fund Manager Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    Losses at hedge funds are at a level where they can no longer drive market speculation and gold is facing a 'savage bear market,' according to one hedge fund manager.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 8:39 PM ET

    Inflation and housing data and retailers' earnings could contribute to Wall Street's early direction Tuesday. But the stock market will continue to fret over the financial sector and worry through every move in the oil markets.

  • Today's Top Videos: Time to Be Bullish on Gold? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:59 PM ET

    Chairman of Cumberland Advisors predicts more bank failures while the managing director at Louise Yamada tells investors why now is the time to be bullish on gold. Following are today's top videos:

  • US Dollar Rally Pauses as Commodities Rebound Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:26 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The U.S. dollar eased off a seven-month peak against the yen on Monday, halting an 11-day advance against a basket of currencies, as falling stocks and rebounding gold saw investors skim profits off a recent rally.

  • Earnings Outlook Darkens, Adding to Investor Worries Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:03 PM ET

    While second-quarter earnings may have cheered investors, the darkening outlook for the third quarter may crash the party.

  • Euro Shares Fall as Oil Boost for Energy Fades Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 12:44 PM ET

    European shares fell on Monday in a volatile session, as easing crude oil pared some of the gains in energy shares, while the firmer euro dented retailer and auto stocks.

  • Crude Heading Down to $80 a Barrel: Merrill Executive Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Decreased global demand will push the price of oil to about $80 a barrel in the coming months, Merrill Lynch Vice Chairman Tom Petrie said on CNBC.

  • Can Honda Beat the Prius? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:32 AM ET
    Honda

    When a Honda executive said last week that his company plans to roll out a "Prius Fighter" hybrid next spring, it marked the latest proclamation from an automaker that it had a model to beat the king of the hybrids. And once again I'm curious if this challenge will truly be a challenge to Toyota.

  • Germany By The Numbers Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    Germany’s economy is the third largest in the world in terms of GDP, after the United States and Japan, with a $3.3 trillion GDP in 2007.  Here are stats and stocks from Germany.

  • S&P 500 Continues to Lead Global Indices Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 8:49 AM ET

    Medal Round - Day 6: With only days to go before the end of our World Markets Olympics Challenge, the USA seems to be pulling away.  Switzerland has pulled back into second and Australia is in third.  Who will finish the week strong and grab a medal?

  • UK August House Prices Have Sharpest Fall Since 2002 Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:51 AM ET

    British house prices fell 4.8 percent year-on-year in August, a survey by property Web site Rightmove showed on Monday, the fastest fall since the series began six years ago.

  • European Shares Set to Dip as Oil, Euro Rise Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    European equities were seen opening slightly lower on Monday, as investors turn cautious following a dip in the U.S. dollar versus the euro and with oil prices rising.

  • Morgan Stanley Says Financial Crisis Will Last: Report Sunday, 17 Aug 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    The financial crisis will probably not end until next year or even 2010, Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper quoted Morgan Stanley co-President Walid Chammah as saying in a preview of its Monday edition.

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