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  • Foreclosures Up From Last Year; Remain Near Record Levels Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 12:01 AM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    Home foreclosures in August jumped 18 percent from a year ago, but decreased 0.47 from the previous month, according to a new report by RealtyTrac.

  • Taxpayers May Face Losses from Auto Bailout: Warren Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 12:05 PM ET

    Taxpayers may not recover all of the bailout money awarded to the auto sector, said Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel in charge of the Troubled Assets Relief Program [TARP].

  • Superglued Protesters Take On Royal Bank of Scotland Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 8:07 AM ET

    Protesters, some of them superglued together, surged on the London offices of Royal Bank of Scotland while naked activists occupied parts of Edelman PR company Tuesday, as part of Camp for Climate Action group's protests.

  • 'Cash for Clunkers' Final Sales Tally: 700,000 New Cars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 4:59 PM ET
    Auto scrap yard

    The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the U.S. auto industry a badly needed jolt of activity during the deepest decline in auto sales in two decades.

  • Guest Blog: Carbon Pricing and Your Investments Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 8:28 AM ET
    Hand plant money

    Smart businesses and investors will now need to crack “The Carbon Code” to figure out  winners and losers — and just how much to adjust their business plans and portfolios.

  • Alternative Energy Powerhouse Brazil Finds Big Oil Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 4:42 AM ET
    Brazil, Brazil Flag

    Brazil, long proud of its push to develop renewable energy and wean itself off oil, has a bad case of fossil-fuel fever.

  • Stocks bounced back on Tuesday, closing up after Monday's sharp selloff. The market continued its recent pattern of shrugging off certain economic data and continuing in whichever direction it intended to go for the day. Housing starts dropped 1 percent in July after an upwardly-revised 6.5-percent jump in June, falling well short of expectations. Meanwhile, a gauge of inflation fell more than expected: Producer prices dropped by 0.9 percent last month, compared with a 1.8-percent gain in June. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • GM to Boost Output Due to Clunkers Incentives Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 11:49 AM ET

    Higher sales from the government's Cash for Clunkers program have prompted General Motors to boost production at several of its factories, according to company and union officials.

  • Oil Trader Under Scrutiny for Phenomenal Success Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 1:40 PM ET

    An oil trader who has rocked Wall Street and the White House over his nine-figure salary clings to a low profile, quietly making trades from a former dairy farm in Connecticut and emerging occasionally to satisfy his passion for art.

  • Clunker Program Now For Cars Not Yet On Lot Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    The Transportation Department says consumers who want to purchase a new car not yet on a dealer lot can still be eligible for the car rebate program.

  • China’s Incinerators Loom as a Global Hazard Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
    Chinese workers piling up garbage.

    After surpassing the United States as the world’s largest producer of household garbage, China has embarked on a vast program to build incinerators as landfills run out of space.

  • Electric Cars Are the Future: Auto Analyst Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    Educating the public about electric vehicles will take a lot of time, but implementing them is our future, said Rebecca Lindland, director of the Autos Group at IHS Global Insight.

  • 'Clunkers' Drives Huge Jump in New Car Fuel Efficiency Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

    A study finds the fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in July noticeably jumped, thanks to the "cash for clunkers" program.

  • Chevy Volt

    General Motors said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car should get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving, more than four times the mileage of the current champion, the Toyota Prius.

  • Retrofit Buildings to Create Green Jobs: Podesta Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    Retrofitting 50 million buildings – about 40 percent of the building stock in the U.S. – by 2020 to make them energy efficient would create 625,000 permanent jobs in the U.S., John Podesta, CEO of the Center for American Progress, told CNBC.

  • GM Plans Plug-In Hybrid System in Midsize SUV Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    General Motors's product development chief says the company will introduce a plug-in rechargeable midsize sport utility vehicle sometime in late 2010 or in 2011.

  • The Cash for Clunkers program has been vital towards resuscitating the US auto industry and should continue, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson told CNBC.

  • California Budget Plan Includes New Offshore Oil Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 3:56 AM ET
    San Francisco

    The deal to close California's $26 billion budget deficit included a plan to drill for offshore oil, drawing allegations that the fiscal crisis was used for a backroom deal following rejection of the idea by state regulators earlier this year.

  • Skyscraper Construction Site

    Ending his first official visit to China, the United States energy secretary, Steven Chu, said the two nations had agreed to plan joint studies on ways to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, a major issue in addressing China’s contribution to climate change.

  • G8 Commentary: G8 + G5 = G13, Unlucky for All Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Day two at the G8 and all's not going swimmingly. No, I'm not still going on about the logistics (I mean what's three hours to get to the venue between friends). No, I'm talking about the fact that with the major developing nations, the so-called G5 turning up, things are just not so cozy and glossy for Silvio and all.