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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Stocks struggled to remain above water Tuesday, caught in the crosswinds of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav.

  • 2007 Honda Fit

    They say timing is everything. For Honda nothing could be truer. In the next couple of weeks an updated version of the company's red-hot subcompact, The Fit, will start rolling into showrooms. Talk about having the right model in place at the right time.

  • Stocks swayed between positive and negative territory Tuesday, caught in the crossbreezes of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav.

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    With the Democratic National Convention starting yesterday, the conversation over which candidate will be better for the economy will heat up.  Here are some stats on the Dow and presidential elections. With the exception of FDR's takeover for Herbert Hoover, it looks like "Change" seems to be less favorable to the markets than continuity when a Republican is in office. The best year for the Dow, on the other hand, occurred under a Democrat's administration.

  • Stocks declined Monday, led by financials, as investors waited for some resolution on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers following rampant speculation last week.

  • Stocks declined Monday as oil prices ticked higher. Volume is expected to be low this week as the summer winds down.

  • The Big Three

    Let's get some things straight. As I write this blog, I'm fully aware some of you will scoff at the idea of the Federal government offering billions of dollars to the Big 3 in restructuring loans. I know some of you will say, "Don't give them a bail out. Let'em go under."

  • With Labor Day weekend coming this week, the markets have had a tough summer.  Is this a normal part of "sell in May" or is this year different?  Here's how this year compares.

  • Stocks declined Monday as oil prices ticked higher. Volume is expected to be low this week as the summer winds down.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of MGM and Schlumberger popped while Wachovia and General Motors dropped!

  • The financial sector's comeback and a more than $6 a barrel drop in oil prices gave stocks and end of the week pick-me up. Still, major indexes finished lower for the week and oil managed just mild gain.

  • The bank is suffering one setback after another, helping to prevent the market from finding any solid ground.