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  • Global stocks powered higher Thursday as hopes grew that the US economic decline was reaching a bottom, while the euro gained despite expectations of an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank. Experts weigh in on how to help the economy.

  • Global stocks began the second quarter lower Wednesday ahead of the G20 summit in London which aims to tackle the financial crisis. Experts tell CNBC that gold is a good buy when above $1,000, but that long-term U.S. Treasurys may be losing their shine.

  • General Motors

    With members of President Obama's Auto Task Force hitting the ground in Detroit, the re-structuring of General Motors kicks into gear. Monday in Washington may have been all about justifying and selling the government calling the shots at GM, but Tuesday in Detroit is when the president's people get to work. No wonder critics are now saying GM now stands for Government Motors, not General Motors. So what happens next?

  • 2010 Prius

    Today, Toyota takes the wraps off the new Prius and many in the auto industry will be watching to see if it can remain king of the hybrid hill.

  • Barack Obama

    Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as the enthusiasm over the U.S. Treasury's plan to rid banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic assets was tempered by investors' second thoughts over how successful it could be.

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    This morning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new rating system for the strength of roofs for SUV's. These ratings highlight an area that is critical to whether passengers in an SUV will survive a rollover crash accident.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks soared again Tuesday after investors cheered the U.S. Treasury's plan to free banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic debt, part of an array of measures designed to jumpstart lending and the economy. Experts tell CNBC the U.S. economy may be close to a bottom.

  • Amid all the hoopla about today's launch of the Tata Nano was a question and answer about when the $2,500 micro car might be on sales in the U.S. Tata CEO Ratan Tata said that it is conceivable his company could modify a European version of the Nano to meet U.S. safety standards within three years

  • Rolls Royce 200 EX

    Talk about a strange juxtaposition. On the same day Rolls Royce is bringing its new "Baby Rolls" to New York, the world's least expensive, "mass market" car is rolling out in India. The Tata Nano and Rolls Royce 200 EX. One will cost roughly $2,500, the other will be at least 100 times more expensive.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks were up Monday as anticipation of the details of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to buy up toxic assets boosted investor sentiment. But experts are concerned that the methods the US is using are not going to help the economy.

  • Car dealership in Miami

    Life in limbo is costing GM and Chrysler. New numbers show the residual values of GM and Chrysler cars have taken a hit. Meanwhile, another survey of car buyers shows a sizable drop in the percentage of buyers who are considering buying a GM or Chrysler.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks dropped Friday on concerns about the inflationary effects of the Federal Reserve's plan to buy government debt. Experts on CNBC weigh in on what needs to happen for economies worldwide to recover.

  • The announcement by the Treasury Department that it will provide up to $5 Billion in federal aid is the next move by President Obama's auto task force to help the auto industry avoid a collapse.

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    Global stocks traded higher, as did the dollar against the euro, Thursday after the Federal Reserve's surprise announcement it would buy $300 billion in US Treasurys in order to help the ailing economy.

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    After the IMF forecast the UK economy will be one of the last major economies to come out of a recession in 2011, experts interviewed by CNBC were torn on which country would lead the economic recovery.

  • Bob Nardelli

    Two weeks before the deadline for President Obama's Auto Task Force to decide whether or not to lend Chrysler, GM and suppliers billions more in Federal aid, Chrysler CEO is very clear: he needs a decision.

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    Global stocks snapped their winning streak Tuesday on worries over the U.S. economy deteriorating further as American Express said its credit card default rates soared last month, hammering home the heavy toll the financial crisis has had on the consumer.

  • After almost a month of virtual silence by nearly everyone involved in the auto bailout talks, the primary players are starting to talk.

  • 2010 Chevy Camaro

    For pure "car lovers", the re-birth of the Chevy Camaro is like an early Christmas gift. A modern day muscle car (base sticker $22,995) built for people who live for the thrill of the drive. But...

  • Global stocks rose again Monday, for the fifth consecutive session, lifted by hopes that the U.S. economic downturn may be bottoming out and with investors seeking to take advantage of cheaper stocks.