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  • Car Lease Deals Getting Scarce as Automakers Pull Out Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 12:10 PM ET
    Car dealership in Miami

    It's getting harder to find a car to lease these days. Chrysler's financial arm recently pulled out of the car leasing business, and Ford Motor Credit, GMAC and many large banks also have announced pullbacks.

  • The Good News This Morning Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Oil continues to trend downward, and airlines are again among the most actively traded pre-open (I noted yesterday that oil is down 27 percent since its July highs but the S&P 500 is only up about 5 percent since its July lows);

  • Auto Sales: Flat For The Next Year And A Half? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    This morning BMW's president for North America told me something that might surprise more than a few people in the auto industry.

  • California Gas Rush Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 7:16 PM ET

    The Clean Energy Fuels CEO explains why a ballot initiative state will be a big boon to his company.

  • Gasoline is Dropping; Are SUVs Ready to Roll? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Filled up the tank lately? I have, and it's nice to see the cost of gas has come down a bit. I wouldn't call it a huge drop, but enough that it's noticeable.

  • Has Commodity Bubble Popped? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Dow fell on Tuesday, despite a steep decline in the price of oil. Also investors hammered energy and materials companies. Has the commodity bubble popped?

  • Stocks Slide but Gain Over 1% for August Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    Stocks declined Friday as Dell shook up techs and Gustav rattled the market. But, as the summer came to a close, some analysts are seeing a silver lining in the clouds.

  • GM Recalls 944,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 4:43 PM ET
    2008 Buick Enclave

    General Motors said Friday it was recalling 944,000 vehicles because of a problem with a windshield wiper fluid system that could lead to a fire.

  • Stocks Slide as Dell, Oil Spur Selling Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks declined Friday after weak results from Dell and a jump in oil prices.

  • Dell/Tech Stocks, Gustav Nerves Weigh on Market Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Markets have headed lower late in the morning and into the afternoon, primarily on the Dell and Gustav news. Tech stocks have been struggling all day. Crude oil and natural gas futures were higher this morning, but the markets have not had any help from energy stocks. And Sen. John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate came as a surprise to many.

  • Stocks Slide as Dell, Oil Spur Selling Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Stocks declined Friday after weak results from Dell and a jump in oil prices.

  • Carmakers Deserve Loan Guarantees, GM Official Says Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    A top General Motors executive said Thursday that automakers were “deserving” of as much as $50 billion in government-backed loans so that they can build more fuel-efficient cars, the New York Times says.

  • SUV Market Bottomed? Nope! Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    There's an interesting theory when it comes to the SUV market. It goes like this: now is the best time to buy an SUV because the used market has bottomed out and prices will soon start going up. The more I've heard this, the more I've talked with dealers. And you know what their reaction is? A good laugh.

  • Dow Gains 200 Points on GDP, Oil Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after second-quarter GDP was revised to show growth was more robust than first thought and oil receded to around $116 a  barrel after earlier topping $120.

  • GDP, Oil Pullback Give Stocks a Boost Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after second-quarter GDP was revised to show growth was more robust than first thought and oil receded to around $118 a  barrel after earlier topping $120.

  • Stocks Get a Lift From GDP Report Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday after the second reading on second-quarter GDP showed growth was more robust than first thought.   Tropical Storm Gustav, which is readying to move back to hurricane status and heading toward the Gulf Coast, continued to hover over the market and bump up oil prices.

  • Toyota Prius

    See, even mighty Toyota Motor is shifting into a slower gear. This morning in Tokyo, the company gave its business outlook for 2009 and beyond. It was mixed -- which is not surprising, given the economy. Here's Toyota's plan to stay ahead.

  • Futures Get a Lift From GDP Report Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock-index futures rebounded Thursday after the second reading on second-quarter GDP showed growth was more robust than first thought.  Tropical Storm Gustav, which is readying to move back to hurricane status and heading toward the Gulf Coast, continued to hover over the market and bump up oil prices.

  • Hell No! Hell Yes! Bailout Plan Fires Up Emotions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 11:08 AM ET
    Federal Loans

    Since I've started this blog I've have had people react strongly to some of the things I've said. But NOTHING compares to the e-mails I've read after advocating the need for Federal loans to help the Big 3 automakers re-tool and rebuild their operations.

  • Stocks Finish Flat as Gustav Looms Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Tuesday, caught in the August crosswinds of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav. Oil rose more than $1 to settle at $116.27 a barrel.