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  • Companies' 'Green' Claims Often Misleading: Experts Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 12:19 PM ET

    Many companies are guilty of "greenwashing" -- claims that mislead consumers, by words or image, about the environmenal impact of their products, experts say.

  • Beijing Auto Show: Is It Bigger Than Detroit? Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Talk about coming of age. The Beijing Auto Show and China's auto market are making a statement this week. It's loud and clear: "We are world players!" In fact, it brings up the question about whether this show and the Chinese market are bigger than the Detroit Show and U.S. Market?

  • Hybrids Find Growing Acceptance on Main Street USA Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:52 PM ET
    2005 Toyota Prius.

    Hybrids are finding growing acceptance around the country - including the Midwest, although the West Coast , thanks to California, is still the largest market.

  • Toyota's Operating Profit May Fall by Quarter Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 10:14 PM ET

    Toyota Motor's 2008/09 operating profit is likely to fall by around a quarter, underscoring tough business conditions for Japanese manufacturers, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.

  • Chrysler, Nissan Unveil Production Alliance Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 9:03 PM ET

    Chrysler and Nissan Motor unveiled a production alliance on Monday that gives the U.S. automaker the small car it lacks and allows the Japanese company to stay in the competitive full-size U.S. pickup truck market.

  • When I heard that Toyota is finally getting into the sports car business two thoughts jumped into my head. First: it's about time. Second: those who accuse me of fawning all over the Japanese automaker will have a field day.

  • Lightning Round: Toyota, eBay, Lockheed and More Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • What Recession? Investors Go Shopping for Bargains Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 2:20 PM ET

    While the rest of the country worries that a recession is finally here, some investors are...well,  shopping for bargains.

  • Toyota Says Prius is not Government-Funded Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 11:08 PM ET
    **FILE** Unsold 2007 Prius hybrid sedans sit on the lot of a Toyota dealership in Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007. Hybrid vehicles are on track to achieve record U.S. sales this year despite signs consumer interest in hybrids is waning, an auto information company said Thursday.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

    Toyota Motor on Wednesday challenged a claim by a former senior executive that Japan's government funded the development of technology that drives the market-leading Prius hybrid.

  • US March Auto Sales Drop, GM Off 13% Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 2:37 AM ET

    U.S. auto sales dropped 12 percent in March in a decline blamed on shaky consumer confidence, high fuel prices and concern that a housing market downturn could spread into a full recession.

  • Setting The Record Straight On Car Deal Incentives Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    There are some commonly held perceptions among car buyers that are getting tossed out the window right now. The biggest, in my opinion, involve the incentives dealers and automakers are rolling out to sell cars, trucks, and SUVs. So, with the March auto sales coming out, it seems appropriate to set the record straight.

  • Daimler CEO Sees Fuel Cell Use in Near Future Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    With summer driving season around the corner, and the cost of gasoline at record highs, pain at the pump has become an everyday reality. And that has some automakers shifting their focus to alternative fuels, like hydrogen cells.

  • 5-Star Manager:  Look Overseas Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    All the excitement in the United States this week may have distracted investors from the global investment scene.  Five-star fund co-manager Wendy Trevisani suggests that would be a mistake, and she has some prominent international names to prove it.

  • Toyota's Prius: Worthy Of Its Popular Praise? Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
    2007 Toyota Prius

    If you are in that group of people sick and tired of hearing about the popularity of the Toyota Prius, click off this page. Do it. I won't be offended and based on the e-mails I get here at Behind the Wheel, I know there are a lot of you who think the Prius is praised too much.

  • 0% Financing is Back! (That's Good & Bad) Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    You figured the automakers would eventually scream "UNCLE!" I'm not sure it's a scream, but it's more than just a whisper. One thing is clear: the automakers are once again turning to 0 percent financing to spur sales that are stalling.

  • S&P Touches 19-Month Low Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground as oil reached another new high and Gov. Eliot Spitzer is accused in news reports of being involved with a prostitution ring. What's the word on the Street?

  • GM, Ford Post Big Drops In US Sales for February Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 3:11 PM ET

    GM and Ford reported double-digit U.S. sales declines in February in the face of a slumping economy and high gas prices.

  • Apple Is Most Admired Company In America Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    The maker of the iPod and iPhone.  The Oracle of Omaha.  The parent of CNBC.com.  Investors know them very well, and, according to Fortune Magazine, the experts have proclaimed them the Most Admired Companies in America.

  • New Cars: What They REALLY Cost You Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 9:43 AM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    We've all done it. When we've gone looking to buy a new car, we get a price on a model or two and then we think to ourselves, "Ok, THIS is what this car is going to cost me." Now we may need to re-think that approach.

  • They've done it again. The Asian automakers, especially the Japanese dominate the latest Consumer Reports survey (subscription needed for full reports) on auto reliability. Of the 33 models CR picked to be "most reliable," 23 are from Japanese automakers. Some, like the Toyota Prius, we've come to expect to see on the list.