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Toyota revs up NASCAR competition — and tempers

Feb 5, 2007
When the Toyota Camry takes to Daytona's famed speedway, it'll mark the first time that a foreign-branded car will compete full-time against the Fords, Dodges and Chevys of NASCAR's Nextel Cup series. Scott Graf reports.
Posted In: Auto

Mini's billboards zoom in on drivers

Jan 29, 2007
The maker of Mini Coopers launched a new ad campaign with special billboards displaying personalized messages to Mini drivers as they go by. Alisa Roth looks at why the company's advertising to its own drivers.
Posted In: Auto

China's car of choice? Buick!

Jan 25, 2007
Scott Tong reports from Marketplace's new Shanghai bureau about an alternative universe in China's auto industry.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Wheels fall off at Ford

Jan 25, 2007
Ford Motor Company announced it lost $12.7-billion in 2006, which was not only its worst-ever annual performance but the worst for a Detroit automaker. John Dimsdale reports.
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Ford had the worst year ever

Jan 25, 2007
The automaker this morning reported a $12.7 billion loss for 2006 — its worst performance ever. And even if you figure in all those employee buyouts, Wall Street expected better.
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Is there enough corn to go around?

Jan 23, 2007
President Bush wants us to use a lot more ethanol. The corn-based fuel substitute is a rising political star on Capitol Hill. But ethanol's future may not be in corn. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Down with energy subsidies

Jan 23, 2007
The president's push for ethanol as an alternative fuel means one thing — subsidies. Economist Susan Lee says bureaucrats and politicians don't usually do well with those.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Fuel-efficiency politics on deck

Jan 23, 2007
President Bush is expected to call for better fuel economy in his State of the Union address tonight. Sounds simple enough, but not everyone agrees on the best way to achieve it. Sarah Gardner reports
Posted In: Auto

Small towns brace for Ford fallout

Jan 16, 2007
Nearly 40,000 hourly Ford employees have accepted buyout offers that begin this month. And that could send city budgets in places like Brookpark, Ohio into the red. Mhari Saito has the story.
Posted In: Auto

Oil-drilling leases to get further scrutiny

Jan 10, 2007
The Bush administration has raised the cost for leases that allow oil and natural gas companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. But critics say loopholes in the leases could still cost the U.S. billions. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

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