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    Toyota Motor, the world's biggest automaker, posted a smaller-than-expected 28 percent drop in quarterly net profit, dented by a strong yen and slumping U.S. sales, and kept its forecasts unchanged for what is set to be its most challenging year in recent memory.

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    Some hurting, poorly managed companies can turn out to be great stocks. Fast Money's special series "Bad Company, Good Stock" takes a look at Ford.

  • A plan proposed by oilman Boone Pickens to use natural gas to power US automobiles is generating debate. Some doubt the feasibility of the plan, The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks were lackluster Monday despite a massive move downward for oil, as worries persisted over inflation and the nation's beaten-up housing and mortgage markets.

  • That sinking feeling: Kirby Daley, strategist at the Newedge Group, says the U.S. is in recession and he expects a 15 percent to 20 percent drop in the Dow -- in the near future.

  • Stocks opened modestly lower as economic indicators showed continuing inflation pressures and worries persisted over the state of the financial sector.

  • Chrysler's finance arm said Sunday it had renewed its credit facilities, but had reduced the amount to $24 billion from $30 billion due to tough credit markets and changes in its retail strategy.

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    The Dow closed lower on Friday after General Motors reported hefty losses and new data showed U.S. employers cut jobs for the seventh straight month.

  • When we decide to make the switch away from dirty, environmentally unfriendly oil, these companies will help make it happen.

  • Stocks started the month off with a decline as a rise in oil and larger than expected loss from  General Motors rekindled worries about the economy.

  • For the week ending Friday, August 1, 2008, the markets finished relatively flat after a turbulent week that saw 4 straight days of triple-digit moves on the Dow.  An early rally was dampened by weak economic data including weaker-than-expected GDP numbers and a rise in the unemployment rate. 

  • Lots of volatility, but major indices flat for the week: Dow down 0.4 percent, S&P up 0.2 percent, NASDAQ flat.

  • Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • The stocks are showing only modest reaction to poor sales. Bulls will cite this as evidence that even a GM (down 5 percent, modest compared to its awful report) may be bottoming; bears say the outlook is so cloudy this could get even worse for them.

  • Forget capitulation -- it's time to buy equities! Arthur Cashin of UBS offers CNBC a sample of what traders are saying -- straight from the trading floor.

  • Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

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    U.S. auto sales tumbled in July, reflecting a deepening downturn in the industry, with tight credit and weak consumer confidence driving General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor to post double-digit declines.

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    Automakers are expected to report on Friday that U.S. auto sales fell for a ninth consecutive month in July, as the industry hits its worst showing in 15 years.

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    Friday, Wall Street analysts are expecting GM to lose $1.489 billion. If they are right, the loss will be just short of the $1.631 billion GM lost (excluding charges) in that woeful third quarter of 2007.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.