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

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    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
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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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.

  • G8 Commentary: Thank You for the Chaos Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 10:05 AM ET
    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Thank you Silvio Berlusconi. No, really, thank you.

  • GM Awaits Judge's Ruling on Asset Sale Plan Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 3:08 PM ET
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    An attorney for General Motors urged a bankruptcy judge Thursday to approve the automaker's sale plan, saying that the only other alternative would be a liquidation of the company's assets.

  • Oil Market Never More Bearish: Gulf Oil CEO Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    The oil market is over-supplied, said Joe Petrowski, the CEO of Gulf Oil on Thursday. As oil stocks approach a 29-year high, the fundamental supply-side of the market has never been more bearish, he said.

  • Green Cities of the Future Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 11:19 AM ET
    From Brazil to Korea, a whole new generation of sustainable communities is getting built from the ground up all around the world. These 16 cities were selected by the Clinton Climate Initiative to participate in the Climate Positive Development Program, which will provide an open flow of information on green technology. Click ahead to take a look at sustainable cities of the future.

    From Brazil to Korea, a whole new generation of sustainable communities is getting built from the ground up all around the world. Take a look at sustainable cities of the future.

  • Building A Lasting Business Model Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
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    Sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet. It's about opportunity—reinventing business models to better compete in the global economy.

  • Seeing The Forest For The Trees Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
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    In the current economic climate, with C-level executives in every type of business wanting to wring every penny from their corporate processes, sustainability means finding ways to reduce, reuse, and repurpose anything along their supply chain, leading hopefully to a leaner, cleaner—and greener—operation.