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  • LaHood Admits Toyota Fine Not Big Enough Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 2:50 PM ET
    Ray LaHood, the transportation secretary.

    The message from the Secretary of Transportation is clear: If he could, he would fine Toyota more than the proposed $16.4 million the Feds are seeking for the automaker failing to alert the government quickly enough about defective gas pedals.

  • Feds Slap Toyota With a Fine That Won't Hurt Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    2010 Toyota Prius

    As I was reporting the announcement of the Department of Transportation's fine against Toyota of $16.4 million, I kept thinking of the star athlete who makes gobs of money and is fined by the commissioner of the league for breaking a rule.

  • GM Brake Override a Sign of What's to Come Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 9:25 AM ET
    GM Headquarters

    Slowly, surely, and somewhat quietly we're starting to see the fall out from the Toyota unintended acceleration scandal.

  • History Doesn’t Always Repeat Itself Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 8:00 PM ET

    Hey, did you hear? The US today is like Japan in the 1990s. (Well, maybe not.)

  • $25,000 for Electric Leaf Will Spark Early Buyers Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 9:41 AM ET
    Nissan Leaf

    $25,280. Would you pay that for an all-electric car promising to get up to 100 miles per charge? Nissan believes many of you will.

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    With Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announcing two broad investigations into unintended acceleration in Toyotas spacer and whether electronics play a role in all makes and models having potential problems with vehicles suddenly speeding up, the hysteria surrounding this issue should lessen.

  • Why Volvo Owners Shouldn't Fear Geely Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
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    Ever since Ford first started negotiating the sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely, I've received a steady number of e-mails from Volvo owners calling this a sad development for their beloved brand.

  • Why Toyota and Ford are Loving March Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    If you believe the early forecasts, March is turning out to be a great month for two automakers driving down to very different roads.

  • Mulally's Pay Shouldn't Be an Issue Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    When Ford announced the CEO Alan Mulally made nearly $18 Million last year, I was surprised when I got a few e-mails from people suggesting he made too much money.

  • Green Shoots of Spring for Auto Sales Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 9:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Another Runaway Prius Probe Finds Nothing Wrong Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 5:19 PM ET
    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.

  • Porsche, Lincoln Leap Ahead in Quality Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
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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.

  • Dow Extends Win Streak for Lucky 7th Day Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 5:02 PM ET
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    The Dow rose for a seventh straight day Wednesday as a renewed pledge from the Fed for low rates and a drop in inflation at the producer level helped fuel the market's momentum.

  • GM CFO Optimistic About Automaker's Future Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 11:42 AM ET
    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.

  • Stocks Open Higher as Inflation Gauge Falls Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
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    The Dow rose for a seventh straight day Wednesday as a renewed pledge from the Fed for low rates and a drop in inflation at the producer level helped fuel the market's momentum.

  • Futures Higher on PPI, Momentum From Fed Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures were pointing to a positve St. Patrick's Day market open, as a drop in producer prices confirmed the view that inflation poses little threat to the economy.

  • Can Toyota Shift Out of Limbo? Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 9:42 AM ET
    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.

  • U.S. economic growth as measured by real GDP will top 5 percent in 2010, and the unemployment rate will fall below 9 percent, said Byron Wien, vice president of Blackstone Advisory Services, who shared his annual top 10 surprises with CNBC Tuesday.

  • Japan is slowly becoming irrelevant as a part of the global economy, said Kirby Daley, senior strategist at the Newedge Group.

  • 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.