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  • Commission Calls for 50% Rise in Federal Fuel Tax Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 6:47 AM ET

    Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs.

  • Chavez Says Will Seize Gold Concessions as Oil Falls Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 1:21 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Venezuela will seize several gold mining concessions that previous governments granted private operators, in a bid to supplement falling oil prices with proceeds from state-controlled gold, President Hugo Chavez said Saturday.

  • After Auto Rescue: Bailout Fund Is Under Fire Again Saturday, 20 Dec 2008 | 3:16 PM ET
    Government Bailout

    The Bush Administration's plan to use TARP funding to aid the auto industry and Treasury Secretary Paulson’s decision to seek the remaining $350 billion generated more confusion and concern.

  • War On Climate Change Over—And It Won Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 5:05 PM ET

    For a while there, it really looked like high oil prices would solve the problem of climate change. People were driving less and buying cars with better gas mileage, companies were investing in alternatives

  • After Auto Rescue: Bailout Fund Is Under Fire Again Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 3:22 PM ET

    The Bush Administration's plan to use TARP funding to aid the auto industry and Treasury Secretary Paulson’s decision to seek the remaining $350 billion generated more confusion and concern.

  • Battle Over TARP Now Centers On Housing Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 4:42 PM ET
    Government Bailout

    The second half of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout fund is likely to go toward foreclosure relief—and possibly economic stimulus.

  • Obama Stimulus Plan Could Reach $850 Billion Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama is laying the groundwork for a giant economic stimulus package, possibly $850 billion over two years, in his first test of legislative give and take with Congress.

  • Housing Poised to Recover But Still Needs US Help Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 2:26 PM ET

    The US housing market may be primed for a long-awaited recovery but will still need further help from government rescue measures.

  • BYD's F3DM electric car as shown on the Chinese company's web site bydauto.com

    A Chinese-made electric car, backed by Warren Buffett, has been officially introduced to the retail market in that country.  The plug-in was scheduled to be sold in the U.S. and Europe starting in 2010, but Reuters quotes BYD Chairman Wang Chuan Fu as telling reporters those plans have been delayed one year to 2011.

  • Automaker Bankruptcy Would Hit Suppliers Hard: Ross Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    If even one of the Big Three goes bankrupt, many of the already struggling auto suppliers will fail, said Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman & CEO of the company.

  • Chysler Cash Will Run Short in Jan. Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:27 AM ET
    2007 Chrysler 300

    Chrysler is nearing the minimum level of cash it needs to run the company and will have trouble paying bills after the first of the year, according to its chief financial officer.

  • What Should Be Done to Help Auto Industry: Experts Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    Congress and the White House are hoping to reach a final deal Tuesday to provide $15 billion in loans to troubled U.S. automakers. CNBC asked market insiders and members of Congress to share their insight on a bailout for the industry.

  • OPEC President Predicts 'Significant' Output Cuts Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    Oil markets should brace for a surprise decision on output cuts when OPEC meets Dec. 17, the cartel's president said Saturday, suggesting that reductions could be deeper than expected.

  • Back at Junk Value, Recyclables Are Piling Up Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 10:02 AM ET
    Landfill

    The economic downturn has decimated the market for recycled materials like cardboard, plastic, newspaper and metals.

  • Grocery Store

    First off, how much more carbon intensive is it to buy food from the next continent over rather than the next county? Not all that much. In a Reason article called “The Food Miles Mistake,” Ronald Bailey lays out some of the facts about carbon emissions caused by the production and transportation of food.

  • Deal Site of the Day: TheGreenApple.org Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Looking to save cash and the environment at the same time? This site is for you.

  • Oil Likely to Remain at $50, But Don't Celebrate Yet Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    Oil prices are expected to stay around $50 a barrel through next year, but that may not give much of a boost to consumer spending, the economy or stocks.

  • No Corporate Jets for Auto Executives This Time Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    This time, GM Chief Rick Wagoner will drive a company car to Washington instead of flying by corporate jet as he seeks a government bailout, a spokesman says.

  • Bush Officials Delayed Crackdown on Risky Mortgages Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed.

  • Green Week: How to Lower Your Utility Bill Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    Not everyone can afford solar panels on the roof. Here's a pair of easy things you can do to lower the monthly bill.

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