Markets point higher ahead of negotiations aimed to avoid the fiscal cliff.
The Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens this week, reflects the peculiarities of the state's market.
Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Yahoo is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman.
With Honda's sales stagnating, launching diesel cars was necessary to grab a foothold of the country's auto industry.
The plug-in hybrid may be trailing sales projections and facing a right-wing backlash, but October sales set a record and fuel-efficiency standards are rising.
Despite production problems, recalls, legal expenses -- oh, and tensions between Japan and China -- the automaker reported better-than-expected earnings.
GM and Ford miss analyst expectations for the month while Hyundai and Nissan report losses as the superstorm takes a toll.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.