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  • Silicon Valley's Rocket Man Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 3:48 PM ET
    Earth and Moon

    Many in Congress and the aerospace industry think NASA is engaging in funny business when it comes to the future of space. The space agency this week is taking a lot of heat for farming out a lot of post-Shuttle work to smaller commercial contractors, so that NASA can focus on Mars. .

  • CSX CEO Talks Economy, Buffett Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    Plus, Michael Ward tells us if we can trust that recent dividend boost.

  • Chadwick: Jet Blue – The New Corporate Paradigm Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 9:23 AM ET
    JetBlue Terminal

    It seems that almost everyone likes JetBlue and some people even claim to love the company. As well they should. JetBlue has taken the bad name out of flying and is proof positive that no condition in business is too dire to turn around.

  • 'Toyota Defense' Might Give Convicted Man His Freedom Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 3:02 PM ET
    The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    Ever since his 1996 Toyota Camry shot up an interstate ramp, plowing into the back of an Oldsmobile in a horrific crash that killed three people, Koua Fong Lee insisted he had done everything he could to stop the car.

  • Toyota Pledges to Take Safety 'To the Next Level' Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 1:45 PM ET
    Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda

    Fresh from a grueling appearance before Congress, Toyota's chief executive met with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday and pledged "to advance safety to the next level."

  • Analysis: Cultures Collide With Toyoda Testimony Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 6:59 PM ET
    Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda

    Corporate leaders in Japan are affable cheerleaders who solicit everyone's views and avoid confrontation at almost any cost. It's called "nemawashi." U.S. lawmakers are cut-throat partisans who clamor for the spotlight, especially in an election year. It's called politics.

  • GM to End Hummer After Sale to Chinese Buyer Fails Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 3:57 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors said Wednesday it will shut down Hummer after its bid to sell the brand to a Chinese company collapsed.

  • Lawmakers heard a brief, but riveting, description of Toyota's problem with the sudden acceleration of its cars from Rhonda Smith, a Tennessee woman whose Toyota-made Lexus suddenly zoomed to 100 miles per hour as she tried to get it to stop — shifting to neutral, trying to throw the car into reverse and hitting the emergency brake.

  • Toyota

    The Japanese automaker said it received a subpoena from a federal grand jury in New York seeking documents related to unintended acceleration in its vehicles and the braking system of its Prius hybrid.

  • Options Action Remains Bullish on This Airline Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 7:49 AM ET

    UAL has been outperforming, and the options action remains bullish.

  • Poor Results Aside, Qantas Remains an Agile Brand Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 2:17 AM ET
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    Qantas unveiled on Thursday a first-half net profit that slumped 72% from the previous year, triggering an 8 percent slide in its stock.

  • Toyota to Idle 2 US Assembly Plants Amid Recalls Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
    Car Factory Employees

    Toyota said Tuesday it plans to idle production temporarily at assembly plants in Texas and Kentucky while it grapples with massive recalls in the United States.

  • Cramer: Hold on to Nordic American Tanker Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 8:19 PM ET

    The Mad Money host explains why, despite a somewhat disappointing quarter, investors should stick with NAT.

  • Berkshire Hathaway's Best Business? Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    Warren Buffett’s company will join the S&P 500 on Friday. Find out why Cramer thinks you should own it.

  • Lower Oil Costs Bad (!) for Airlines: Analyst Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    The Federal Bureau of Transportation said airlines are expect to cancel another 1,000 flights Thursday. Despite the bad weather, are airline stocks worth investing in? Jamie Baker, senior airline analyst at JPMorgan, and Hunter Keay, airline analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared their outlooks.

  • FAA Eyes Hefty Fines for American Airlines Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 4:17 AM ET
    American Airlines aircrafts.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is close to wrapping up a two-year investigation of safety violations at American Airlines that could result in one of the largest fines in the agency's history, according to government and industry officials familiar with the investigation.

  • The Lesson for Corporate Japan in Toyota's Mess Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:47 AM ET
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    Many economists say  Toyota’s trauma is a wake-up call that Japan needs to understand that its reliance on manufacturing and industrial exports, which served the country so well after World War II, is no longer wise.

  • Toyota

    Toyota has friends in high places in Washington, including some of the very people now investigating the Japanese automaker.

  • Missed Signs in Toyota Recalls Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 10:14 AM ET
    Toyota car grille

    After several investigations, it was only last week that Toyota owners learned federal regulators, concerned that the company was not taking apparently dangerous defects seriously enough, traveled to Japan in December to light a fire under corporate executives. Meanwhile, millions of Toyotas continued to be driven by drivers unaware of the potential scope of the problem, and the cars continued to be sold.

  • Toyota Faces 'Long Tail' Recovery, Analyst Says Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 4:20 PM ET

    Toyota's recovery from a string of quality issues  could be the worst in the history of automaker recalls.