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  • New York State lawmakers are joining forces with Tesla to push back on a proposed ban to prohibit the direct auto sales model of Tesla in the state, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • GM enlists rental companies for loaner cars Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    People walk by a Hertz rental car office in San Francisco, California.

    In the event that GM runs out of vehicles to loan owners of its recalled vehicles, the automaker has lined up rental firms, according to a report.

  • Battleground states for Tesla     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down what challenges Tesla faces in certain U.S. states.

  • Ernie Boch, Boch Automotive Enterprises president, discusses how forcing Tesla into other dealer's showrooms would cheapen the experience.

  • 3.5M recalled cars were listed online last year Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    According to research by Carfax.com, 3.5 million vehicles subject to a recall had listings to be sold online in 2013, a media report said.

  • Toyota’s $1.2 billion fine a warning for GM Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:29 PM ET

    Toyota's massive fine for misleading the public and regulators about issues in its vehicles raised questions about another automaker: General Motors.

  • Toyota's whopper-sized penalty     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    U.S. Department of Justice's Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara held a news conference to announce the $1.2 billion auto settlement for Toyota, and send a warning to other automakers.

  • 'Clearly this took too long': GM's Barra on recall Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

    Barra also said she had no knowledge about faulty ignition switches before the matter was brought to her attention the month she was named GM CEO.

  • Critics question strength of auto recall process Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood arrives for a news conference where he announced findings from a 10-month-long National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study into unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles at the Transportation Department on Feb. 8, 2011.

    Critics are questioning why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration let GM sidestep a recall for the ignition switch issues.

  • A surprising number of drivers ignore recalls Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    General Motors Co. plans to recall 1.3 million Pontiac and Chevrolet vehicles in North America, including 2005-2010 Cobalts, to fix power-steering systems after U.S. regulators received more than 1,100 consumer complaints about failures.

    Only about 70 percent of drivers respond to recalls, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • GM names new safety chief in wake of recalls Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    An employee inspects a General Motors Inc. (GM) Chevrolet Spin vehicle on the production line at the PT General Motors Indonesia plant in Bekasi, Indonesia.

    Jeff Boyer, a General Motors veteran, has been appointed vice president of global vehicle safety, effective immediately.

  • When the dealer model works     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Discussing New Jersey's decision to ban Tesla's direct sales model in the state, with Doug Wells, Mercedes-Benz of Brooklyn owner.

  • Jeep goes big on bet to go small Saturday, 15 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A Jeep Renegade SUV, is driven on to the stage during its launch at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 4, 2014.

    The Jeep Renegade is the anchor of an aggressive plan to take the brand global.

  • March 14- Tesla Motors Inc escalated its war of words with New Jersey on Friday, lambasting a regulatory change approved by the state earlier this week that bars the "green car" company from selling vehicles directly to the public.

  • March 14- Tesla Motors Inc is studying "judicial remedies" to fight a New Jersey ruling approved this week that bars the electric car maker from selling cars directly to the public in the state.

  • BERLIN, March 13- German carmaker Volkswagen expects to sell more than 10 million vehicles across its multi-brand group this year, aiming to hit a long-running target four years earlier than previously planned.

  • Boeing weighs on Dow     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Carter Copeland, Barclays equity research analyst, will look for demonstrative progress from Boeing before advising investors to buy the stock.

  • New Jersey Tesla ban     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    How big a difference a direct auto sales ban in New Jersey will make to Tesla's bottom line, with Craig Irwin, Wedbush Securities clean tech analyst.

  • Risks for General Motors mount     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Discussing the potential legal risk for General Motors as multiple investigations prepare to find out more about the company's handling of its ignition switch recall, with Dave Whiston, Morningstar.

  • Tesla sales ban dispute a 'teething exercise': Pro Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Two Tesla Model S cars on display at one of the company's showrooms.

    New Jersey became the third state to ban the company from selling vehicles directly to the public. But the dispute is far from over.

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