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  • This is what happens when you combine pent up demand, a slowly improving economy and the most generous incentives we've seen since Cash for Clunkers.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    For the second time this week, Investigators from Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have found nothing wrong with a Prius the driver blamed for suddenly accelerating.

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    Three years after Alan Mulally vowed to make Lincoln a world-class brand again, the Ford division surged into second place in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.

  • Chris Liddell

    The challenges facing new GM CFO Chris Liddell could not be any bigger. Two months into his job at the country's largest auto maker he's trying to steer a company from money-losing post bankruptcy status to profitable future as a publicly traded company.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    It seems like a case of Deja Vu. Another Monday press conference in California where Toyota's technical staff will refute a claim about sudden acceleration.

  • Tustin Toyota dealership in Tustin, California.

    Responding to a request from the House Oversight Committee for clarification about allegations from an ex-Toyota attorney, the Japanese auto maker sent a letter on Friday to Rep. Edolphus Towns.

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    What started as a week filled with hope and promise for Toyota executives is ending with a thud. That thud is the sound of more legal cases and investigations being filed or launched against the Japanese automaker.

  • Toyota car grille

    You've probably heard the comments. I have. There are many people who have heard the reports of Toyota cars racing out of control and they aren't blaming Toyota.

  • Bolivian chemical engineer Monica Aguirre poses with plastic containers with brine at a pilot lithium plant in Uyini, Bolivia. The Uyuni Salt flats has one of the biggest reserves of lithium in the world, estimated in 100,000 metric tons.

    For many years, few metals drew bigger yawns from mining executives than lithium, a lightweight element long associated mostly with mood-stabilizing drugs. Suddenly, the yawns are being replaced by eurekas.

  • 2011 Infiniti M Series

    For years, the official car of the NCAA men's basketball championship was Pontiac. This year, Infiniti takes over.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    While Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating the car and the incident, the real problem for Toyota is that this incident raises new questions about the company.

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    In the ongoing war over whether Toyota vehicles have an electronics problem, the company and its critics have reached a point where both have made their arguments and little has been determined.

  • Toyota car grille

    Nobody wants to publicly say the Toyota owners filing complaints about unintended acceleration are to blame. But quietly, I hear what people in the industry are saying.

  • Toyota headquarters

    Toyota's recent problems with "unintended acceleration" and faulty brakes could prove to be a valuable lesson for those who believe that protectionism is the answer to all our problems.

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday as Washington ramped up reform in the health care and financial sectors and as the Fed's beige-book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday as reports on the services sector and jobs came in better than expected.

  • Toyota Dealership

    There are times to buy a car and then there are really good times to buy a car. Right now is one of those times.

  • Stock market futures pointed to a slight rise at the start of trading Wednesday, but numbers on private employment and planned layoffs could alter the tone of trading.

  • The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    Today in China, Toyota President Akio Toyoda apologized to the Chinese for the quality problems that lead to the company recalling more than 9 million vehicles worldwide.

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    It's one question I hear time and again: Does Akio Toyoda get it? Does he realize how bad this situation is for Toyota ?