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Driving in America : Fact Sheet
Is it safe to drive while high?

Do marijuana and driving mix?

A new study shows marijuana has "minimal" effects on a person's ability to drive a car. But does that mean it's safe?

Toyota in Turmoil : Opinion Brief
The Tesla.

Will Toyota's Tesla stake save the electric car?

Toyota's investment in electric car company Tesla has some wondering whether a plug-in revolution is around the corner

General Motors : Opinion Brief
How did GM bounce back?

Why is GM profitable again? 5 Theories

GM's gone from an embarrassing U.S. bailout to its first profit in years — and commentators have no shortage of explanations

General Motors : Opinion Brief
Can GM make its way back from the brink?

Can General Motors rebound?

It repaid a bailout loan early, but GM has fallen off Fortune's Top 10 for the first time in a century — and some observers predict it may never get back in gear

General Motors : Twitter Take
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The latest Tweets on 'General Motors'

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from the world at large

Toyota in Turmoil : Opinion Brief
Did Toyota cover up car malfunctions?

A Toyota 'coverup'?

Newly leaked Toyota memos reveal an internal struggle over whether to "come clean" about its cars' acceleration problems. What were they thinking?

Toyota in Turmoil : Opinion Brief
Some believe the 'runaway Prius' may have been caused by something besides faulty construction.

Was the 'Runaway Prius' a hoax?

Tests cast doubt on the tale of the California driver who blamed a stuck accelerator for his crash. Is this a godsend for Toyota's battered image?

Toyota in Turmoil : Audio
911 call.

'Runaway Prius' driver's frantic 911 call

Listen in as Jim Sikes rings for emergency help while his seemingly faulty Toyota goes out of control on a San Diego highway

General Motors : Opinion Brief
Hummers: Gone but not forgotten?

The Hummer: Good riddance?

GM is shuttering its Hummer division after failing to sell it to the Chinese. Is there hope for planet Earth after all?

Driving in America : Opinion Brief
Even now, the man still drives.

Why the man always drives

Statistics show that when couples drive together, it's usually the man behind the wheel. Aren't we past that?

Toyota in Turmoil : The List
Does Toyota have to start from scratch?

5 ways Toyota can save its brand

PR gurus offer advice on how the car maker can rescue its good name despite massive recalls

Toyota in Turmoil : Opinion Brief
Publicity mavens think Toyota can salvage its excellent brand image - if company leaders act fast.

The White House vs. Toyota

The Obama administration is hammering Toyota over its safety recalls — is it trying to help U.S. car makers?

General Motors : Opinion Brief
Ed Whitacre.

Shakeup at GM

The automaker has ousted it's CEO after only 8 months. What does the future hold?

General Motors : In-depth briefing
GM has seen better days.

The rise and fall of General Motors

GM, once the symbol of American industrial might, is now seeking bankruptcy protection. What went wrong?

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