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  • Aftershocks: Damage only beginning for Japanese business

    Aftershocks: Damage only beginning for Japanese business

    Aftershocks for the economy include lost man-hours and sales. Japan will have to quickly rebuild infrastructure damaged by the quake and its aftershocks if its businesses are to rebound soon.

  • Stocks end week down, shaken by global woes

    Stocks end week down, shaken by global woes

    The Dow average rose 59 points on Friday, but was down 1 percent for the week.

  • Mom Prom fundraising concept starts to gain steam

    Mom Prom fundraising concept starts to gain steam

    Mom Prom: The fundraising idea that started in Detroit has begun to spread as a fun way to bring women together at a themed party while helping a cause. The Mom Prom concept has spread to Washington and New York, and may soon be found in four other states.

  • Auto sales rise, but gas prices may test Detroit recovery

    Auto sales rise, but gas prices may test Detroit recovery

    Auto sales rose 27 percent from February 2010, but gas prices have also been rising. At a minimum, higher gas prices could affect car-buying preferences.

  • Seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day

    Seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day

    It’s Valentine’s Day, and those “sexiest cars” lists are rolling in. Silly? A little, but it’s too much fun not to play along. We looked at 2011 cars that were attainable (sorry, Dr. Porsche, Jaguar, Tesla), not overly obvious (Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW 3-series), and sporting a noticeably new look. We like the Volvo C30, but it didn’t much improve a reliably pretty fleet. I haven’t driven all these vehicles, but over several years of test-driving I did race through several of these cars’ predecessors. You can still see the skid marks. Here, in random order, are my seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day 2011:

  • Eminem doesn't do ads. But for Super Bowl...

    Eminem doesn't do ads. But for Super Bowl...

    Eminem makes appearance in emotional Chrysler 200 ad. And an animated Eminem hawks Lipton tea.

  • Japan's economy in deep trouble? Look again.

    Japan's economy in deep trouble? Look again.

    Standard & Poor’s cut its rating on Japanese sovereign debt one notch last week, strengthening the naysayers. But with falling unemployment, large reserves, and rising corporate profits, 'Japan is punching well above its weight,' says one analyst.

  • Car charging network grows in Austin

    Car charging network grows in Austin

    Local utilities and states push to add car charging stations in anticipation of more E-cars hitting the road.

  • Car of the year: a sign of US comeback

    Car of the year: a sign of US comeback

    Car of the year award went to GM. Ford grabbed truck of the year. US automakers are rebounding.

  • Car of the year? Volt. Truck? Explorer.

    Car of the year? Volt. Truck? Explorer.

    Car of the year is awarded to the Chevy Volt, GM's cutting-edge hybrid.