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  • A Taurus That's Not a Bunch of Bull Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    2010 Ford Taurus

    I can still remember the day a few years ago when Alan Mulally, recently installed as the Ford spacer CEO, told me his company was changing the name of the Ford 500 to Taurus. Along a few slight styling tweaks, the idea was to bring the Taurus name back and stoke some recognition with buyers who were writing off the blue oval.

  • Market Tips: Second Half is a Minefield Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 5:55 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower Tuesday after reaching new year highs the previous day. But experts tell CNBC certain 'landmines' could cause markets to pull back in the second half of this year.

  • Asia Advances, Australian Dollar Hits 10-Month High Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 2:16 AM ET

    Asian stocks climbed to an 11-month high Tuesday on hopes a V-shaped recovery may be forming in the United States, while the Australian dollar hit its highest since late September after solid housing and retail sales data.

  • Double-Dip Recession Still in the Picture: Roubini Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 5:08 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The United States, Europe and Japan still face the possibility of a double-dip recession and at the very least will experience below-potential economic growth for the next couple of years, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Monday.

  • Asia Recovery Lifts Stocks, Hits the Greenback Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:28 AM ET

    Asian markets inched up to an 11-month high Monday on mounting evidence that the global economic recovery is picking up speed, giving a boost to oil and copper prices while hurting the safe-haven U.S. dollar.

  • Market Tips: Play it Safe as Recovery Will Be Slow Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:31 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Thursday after European corporate earnings cheered investors. Experts tell CNBC to play it safe as the economy will recover slowly.

  • Market Tips: Watch out for China Bubble Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 5:15 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Wednesday, as a major selloff in China dragged down oil prices. Experts tell CNBC that although they expect Asian and US markets to trade higher in the long term, it might be good to add some cyclical plays to investors' portfolios.

  • Young Japanese Women Vie for a Once-Scorned Job Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 10:58 AM ET
    Japanese Hostess

    The women who pour drinks in Japan’s sleek gentlemen’s clubs were once shunned because their duties were considered immodest: lavishing adoring (albeit nonsexual) attention on men for a hefty fee.

  • Asian Markets Close Higher But Nikkei Slips Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    Asia markets closed mostly higher Tuesday after racking up solid gains in recent sessions. Upbeat data on U.S. new home sales lifted confidence on Wall Street and in Asia, but Japan markets slipped marginally to break their nine-day winning streak.

  • Market Tips: Rally Running Out of Steam Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 4:49 AM ET

    Global stocks rose again Tuesday as investors grew more confident on improving earnings. Experts tell CNBC the non-stop pace of the rally could suggest it is getting overdone.

  • A Clunker or Just a Beater Due to be Cashed in? Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    Car Allowance Rebate System

    With so many people holding onto their car or truck longer, it's only natural folks are asking if they have a car that qualifies for the Cash for Clunker program. The fact is, most of us will not qualify for the federal program which kicked off this weekend. That's primarily because of the restrictions Washington has placed on the program.

  • Charts: Nikkei to More than Double in 3 Years Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 6:25 AM ET

    The Nikkei 225 could rally to 22,000 points over the next 3 years as a 20-year downtrend in the Japanese index gives way to a strong bull run, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

  • Asian Stocks Rise, Nikkei Crosses 10,000 Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose across the board on positive earnings momentum Monday, helped by a solid run on Wall Street which saw the Dow cap its best two-week performance since 2000.

  • Market Tips: Risky Not to Be in Japanese Stocks Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    Global stocks gained again on Friday as oil rose above $67 a barrel and euro-zone manufacturing and services reports beat expectations, fuelling optimism about the economic recovery. Experts tell CNBC where are the best areas to invest in right now.

  • Market Tips: Nasty Surprises Ahead Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:40 AM ET

    Global stocks tried to keep positive Thursday as forecast-beating earnings from major corporates lent support. Experts tell CNBC that nasty surprises could be ahead for the economy.

  • Can Toyota Build Cars of Passion? Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
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    The question was blunt. The answer telling. Yesterday as I sat with a handful of other reporters for aone hour chat with Yoshi Inaba, the new President of Toyota North America talked about Toyota building cars that evoke passion.

  • Asian Markets Turn Mixed as Caution Sets In Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian markets lost steam on Tuesday to come off their early highs following solid gains on the U.S. market and confirmation that CIT Group had secured $3 billion in financing.

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    The new man in charge of Toyota North America, Yoshi Inaba, is focused on getting the Japanese auto maker back on track in the states by making decisions faster and getting closer to the customer.

  • Asian Shares Rally to 2009 Highs on Earnings Hopes Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 4:20 AM ET

    Asian stocks rallied to their highest levels this year on Monday, fueled by Wall Street's best week in four months and upbeat sentiment toward U.S. earnings in the second quarter.

  • Asian Markets Rise, But Jakarta Blasts Cap Gains Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 5:30 AM ET

    Most Asian markets extended gains Friday as key U.S. earnings reports beat expectations, fueling hopes that the global recession is receding, but deadly explosions at two Jakarta hotels weighed on Indonesia stocks and the rupiah.