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  • Valuations Reasonable; Japan Looks 'Cheap': Strategist Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    We're in a cyclical bull market with equity valuations hovering at reasonable levels, said Ajay Kapur, global strategist at Mirae Asset Securities.

  • Toyota SUV Tests Show They Are Getting Message Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Lexus GX 460

    Overnight, Toyota executives in Japan made the decision to test all of the company's SUVs to see if any of them have an issue with their electronic stability control, as is suspected with 2010 Lexus GX 460 models.

  • Consumer Reports Hits Toyota Where it Hurts Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    Lexus GX 460

    In my opinion, it's far more significant. Will it cripple Toyota or Lexus? No. But it's sure not just another warning from an auto industry analyst.

  • Yo Toyota Fans, It's Time to Smell the Coffee Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    Toyota headquarters

    This week once again showed me how some people some people can't see the forest from the trees. And yes, I'm talking about many of you Toyota supporters.

  • Europeans Warned of Toyota Pedals Before US Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 3:42 AM ET
    A Tacoma pickup truck on the lot of a Toyota dealership.

    Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

  • 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.