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  • GM to seek court protection against ignition suits Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    General Motors headquarters, April 1, 2014, Detroit

    GM will ask a bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

  • Sodastream surges amid talks it may sell 16% stake Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Scarlett Johansson stars in a SodaStream Super Bowl ad.

    Shares of Sodastream rose as much as 12 percent after Calcalist identified PepsiCo, Dr Pepper or Starbucks as the potential investors in the firm.

  • 50th anniversary Mustang GT  Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company COO, showcase Ford's limited edition, 50th anniversary Mustang GT. Only 1,964 of the cars will be built, a reference to the Mustang's unveiling on April 17th, 1964.

  • Consumers are grumbling over rising food prices Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Beef sirloin steaks are displayed at a Publix Super Markets  grocery store in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Food prices are rising. After two months of sharp increase, grocers had no alternative but to raise their prices, making consumers unhappy.

  • All new Toyota Camry unveiled  Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reveals the new and rebuilt Toyota Camry from the New York auto show.

  • Ex-Man United boss sells $5 million wine collection Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    12 bottles of Sassicaia 2004

    Ex-Man United boss Alex Ferguson is auctioning thousands of bottles of vintage wine worth around £3 million ($5 million).

  • Burberry still a hit in Asia, currency headwinds loom Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:20 AM ET
    The Burberry shop in London, England.

    Strong sales in Asia helped luxury brand Burberry post a 19 percent rise in second-half revenue, despite fears of a China slowdown.

  • Tesco sees tough trading environment ahead Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:58 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    British supermarket giant Tesco reported a dip in group sales compared to last year, highlighting the challenges it faces in the U.K. and Europe.

  • Insurers offer new incentives to eat healthy Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    New research shows insurers' efforts to entice healthy eating with coupons are paying off. But are the foods as healthy as the savings?

  • Are insurance companies behaving unfairly? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Insurance companies say "price optimization" is simply a way to be efficient. Consumer advocates say it's being used to dodge risk-based pricing.

  • Nissan turns a new Leaf  Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Andy Palmer, Nissan executive vice president, talk about what's working for Nissan and the challenges of selling electric cars.

  • BMW unveils M4 convertible  Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Ian Robertson, BMW board member, about the automaker's newest models, which includes the M4 convertible, the X4, and X7.

  • Jaguar hitting 'sweet spot': CEO  Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, talk about Jaguar's "specialization" of its luxury models, and some of the misconceptions surrounding the Land Rover.

  • Volvo: Ukraine crisis won't hurt our Asia business  Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    Christophe Martin, President of Asia Oceania Sales at Volvo Group Trucks, says sales in Asia has been "excellent" with the firm seeing growth in market share and sales volume.

  • Mercedes CEO: Fighting for every car  Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    Steve Cannon, Mercedes-Benz USA president & CEO, breaks down Mercedes growth plan and sales expectations for the year.

  • Mystery Mercedes-Benz unveiled  Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Steve Cannon, Mercedes-Benz USA president & CEO, premiere the new high performance Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe.

  • Spring boost likely 'too little, too late' for retail Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    An employee folds clothes at a Uniqlo Co. store on 5th Avenue in New York.

    April's expected bounce won't give a true reading on consumer demand, and it won't likely save the quarter.

  • US sneaker start-up pockets $1.5M investment Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    Brooklyn, N.Y.-based sneaker brand, Greats, said it has raised $1.5 million in new capital from a group of investors, Crain's reports.

  • Beware of drinking Coca-Cola's Kool-Aid Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    An electronic billboard advertising Coca-Cola in Medford, Massachusetts

    Coca-Cola showed a slight improvement in soda sales trends in the first quarter. But it a real turnaround may be a ways off.

  • Banana Republic taps former talent behind J. Crew Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Marissa Webb will become the Gap-owned brand's creative director and executive vice president of design, effective April 28.