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  • In Defense of Airport Security Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
    A TSA officer demonstrates what the images form the Advanced Imaging Technology unit look like.

    New scanners allow TSA officers to basically see you naked, and there are concerns about radiation. Critics allege this is the worst kind of funny business.

  • Consumers Attitudes Changing Toward GM Cars Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:44 AM ET
    In this handout image provided by General Motors, The first pre-production Chevrolet Volt is on the assembly line at the Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan.

    Here are the opinions of four drivers all living in America's heartland and one Chevy dealer in Indiana. They gave their views on what was once considered the country's greatest brand.

  • With GM IPO, Speed Matters More Than Price for Treasury Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
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    Inside Treasury headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, getting rid of the moniker “Government Motors” is more important than wringing every last nickel out of the sale.

  • GM Sets IPO Terms, Could Raise up to $22.7 Billion Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 7:30 AM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    General Motors set the terms of its initial public offering Wednesday, boosting shares on offer as expected in what could be the largest US IPO ever.

  • Would You Buy a GM Vehicle? Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 11:21 PM ET
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    As General Motors emerges from bankruptcy, does its reputation remain bankrupt? Five people interviewed by CNBC share their views.

  • 10 Most Iconic GM Models of All Time Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    One of the world’s largest automakers, General Motors has been manufacturing cars since it was founded as a holding company for Buick in 1908. Since then, GM has sold millions of vehicles annually, and many of these models have become staples of American culture. To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic and important over the company’s history, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at listed his top picks. Some of the models launched iconic lines, others marked the beginning

    To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at Edmunds.com listed his top picks.

  • China Wins 100 Orders for First Jetliner Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:04 AM ET
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    China boosted its ambitions to challenge Airbus and Boeing for a slice of a global market worth $1.7 trillion with a 100-plane order for its first commercial jetliner at a lavish ceremony on Tuesday.

  • Officials Defend Intimate Airport Security Methods Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 8:46 AM ET
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    Officials are defending new anti-terrorism security procedures at the nation's airports that some travelers complain are overly invasive and intimate.

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    Should IPO proceeds go back to the taxpayers? How should the IPO be structured? What does the future hold for the automaker? We cover it all in this special report.

  • Finding Laughs When Traveling This Holiday Season Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
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    It's beginning to look a lot like the nightmare before Christmas. Holiday travel will be more security-intensive this year. Not only are passengers complaining, so are pilots.

  • Some Average Investors May Be Shut Out of GM's IPO Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
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    Just two years after a taxpayer bailout of General Motors, some average investors won't be able to get shares in GM's IPO, which is expected to be a lucrative investment opportunity.

  • Big players are going to profit off the little guy again on the most hotly watched IPO since Google and here's how.

  • Boeing Halts 787 Test Flights After Emergency Landing Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 8:17 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands after its long-waited first flight.

    Boeing halted test flights of its 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday, a day after an electrical fire aboard one of its test planes forced an emergency landing in Texas, but said it was too early to tell if the incident would push back the plane's delivery schedule.

  • GM Future Earnings Estimate on Target: Lutz Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
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    The estimate by General Motors Co. of bringing in $11 billion to $13 billion mid-cycle before taxes in the upcoming IPO is on-target, a former company vice chairman, Robert Lutz, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Key Sector Charts Signaling Buy? Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 6:59 PM ET

    One of Cramer’s favorite technical analysts says this bull market still has legs.

  • Trucks Outsell Cars by Widest Margin in 5 Years Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 8:13 AM ET
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    Trucks outsold cars by the highest margin in nearly five years in October, a sign the economy may be starting to improve.

  • Ford, GM, Chrysler Beat Sales Estimates, Toyota Slips Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 1:11 PM ET
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    Ford beat expectations as GM and Chrysler both handily beat estimates for the month of October, putting some life back into the  troubled auto industry, even as Toyota falters.

  • GM Hopes to Raise More Than $10 Billion in IPO Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 6:02 PM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    General Motors will look to sell just over $10 billion worth of common stock and $3 billion of preferred stock in an initial public offering that would shift the U.S. government to a minority shareholder in the top U.S. automaker, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Security bureaucrats are going to tighten checks at airports following the discovery of two bombs on parcels in cargo planes from Yemen to the US, but this will not necessarily improve things, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair told CNBC Monday.

  • Air Cargo Bomb Plot Could Raise Costs, but Who Pays? Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 6:02 PM ET
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    Security fears triggered by the air freight bomb plot could increase the costs of global trade and fuel debate over the technology needed to screen packages and who should pay for it, transport officials said on Sunday.