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  • You Can't Have it Both Ways With GM Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 11:19 AM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    By the time GM goes public, many taxpayers will be ticked off about how the company is being run. That's understandable given the nature of the federal bail out. Now those people need to realize GM is a company working towards independence and towards making choices they may not like.

  • Moves to Weaken Yen Not Over, Says Japan's Kan Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 3:00 AM ET
    Yen

    Japan stands ready to intervene again in foreign exchange markets, but also plans to put in place broader economic and monetary policies that will help to weaken the yen, according to Naoto Kan, the prime minister. The FT reports.

  • GM's China Syndrome Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    Here's something to think about: a Chinese company taking a stake in General Motors. Does it scare you? Or does the idea leave you shrugging your shoulders and saying, "so what?"

  • Halo Reach

    The West’s recent dominance in video games is spurring a growing group of Japanese game developers to ask a once-unthinkable question: can they learn from the West? The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Technology Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks Remain Mixed Before Close; Tech Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks Decline, Led by Energy; HP Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    Stocks clung to modest losses Thursday after a mixed batch of economic data failed to convince investors to move prices higher.  Alcoa and Bank of America fell, HP and Cisco rose.

  • GM's Akerson: ‘I Want Us to Play Offense’ Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    "I want us on the balls of our feet." That comment from GM CEO Dan Akerson is the clearest indication the new leader at GM wants his company to move faster, be more aggressive, and win.

  • Futures Stay Weak After Claims Data, PPI Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures remained lower after a positive report on jobless claims and a 0.4 rise in the Producer Price Index.

  • Japan’s Move on Yen Lacks Global Support Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 8:11 AM ET
    Japanese Yen

    Other countries are unlikely to help Japan’s cause, because they need to keep their own currencies weaker to bolster exports

  • Halftime: 'Fast' Traders Best Plays on Yen Intervention Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 1:31 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders don't think the Bank of Japan's intervention will be long-lasting, but they do have ideas on how to play it.

  • Busch: Let the Currency Games Begin! Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 11:47 AM ET

    How can the Japanese get a pass to intervene when the Chinese are being criticized for essentially the same activity?

  • Japanese Flag

    This week, as everyone talks about what went wrong at Lehman Brothers; think instead about what went wrong with Japan.

  • Charts: Nikkei is Showing 'Death Cross' Pattern Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:39 AM ET

    The Nikkei 225 is currently showing the "death cross" pattern, which is a bearish signal for the Japanese index, Joel Stainton, technical analyst at SEB Future Sales, told CNBC Friday.

  • Japan Conditions US and EU for Intervention Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 10:18 AM ET
    Japan prime minister Naoto Kan

    Japan has been conditioning the US and Europe for Tokyo’s potential intervention against the rising yen, according to Naoto Kan, prime minister.

  • Electric Car Fatigue? Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 9:29 AM ET
    Nissan Leaf

    With the hype and the hope building for the roll out of electric cars this fall, there is a comment I'm hearing more and more from people as I travel around the country and it goes something like this, "That's nice. Tell me when they are a big deal."

  • Everyone Wants to Work for Goldman Sachs Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 7:54 AM ET
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    A daily roundup of morning headlines.

  • OECD Warns of Slowing Economic Recovery Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 6:09 AM ET
    Economic Stimulus Package

    The global recovery looks to be slowing more than expected as growth weakens in the world's rich economies, and monetary stimulus should be extended or stepped up if the slowdown proves more than momentary, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Thursday.

  • Will Toyota Brand Wind Up #3 in the U.S.? Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
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    Two thirds of the way through the year, the Toyota brand finds itself in an unusual spot in the U.S. It's #3 behind Chevy and Ford. The Japanese brand could still close the gap and catch Chevy for #2, but I don't see it catching Ford for top brand honors.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET
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    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.