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IPOs Are Coming Back Strong in 2010

IPOs increased last quarter to their best pace since the financial crisis began, and the pipeline is filled with highly anticipated new offerings. It's a sign that markets are more willing to finance long-term growth, and that investors are again willing to take risks for higher returns.

At $41,000, Will Buyers Plug Into Chevy's Volt?

GM has finally put a sticker price on its much anticipated plug-in electric hybrid. Granted, a hefty federal tax credit will defray the cost, but the Volt carries a premium price. GM's challenge now is convincing consumers the Volt is worth it.

Honda Plugs Into the Electric-Car Bandwagon

With Honda's president saying the company had "no future" if it didn't make vehicles that emitted less carbon dioxide, the Japanese carmaker is now gearing up to join Toyota, GM and Nissan in the electric-car and plug-in hybird derby.

Three Greentech Auto Stocks to Watch

The hard-hit U.S. auto industry is making a comeback, partly due to advances in green technology. That should be good news not only for the industry, but also for investors. Hilary Kramer explains how to profit.

Tesla Preparing to Ship Electric Car Prototypes to Toyota

Toyota Motor's recent $50 million investment in electric-car upstart Tesla Motors is already paying dividends. Tesla reportedly will ship two prototypes, based on Toyota's RAV4 sport utility vehicle and Lexus RX crossover, to the Japanese automaker later this month.

As Toyota Joins With Tesla, Alternative Fuels a Major Focus

Toyota, maker of the popular Prius hybrid, is preparing to move into other alternative-fuel technologies such as hydrogen fuel-cells and biofuels. Its recent large investment in Tesla Motors is just the first such partnership the world's largest automaker is pursuing.

IPOs Rebound in the Second Quarter

It was a tough second quarter for investors, as the S&P 500 fell 12.5%. The driving factors include major debt problems in Europe and a fear of a double-dip recession in the U.S. Despite all this, the IPO market recorded decent performance.

Tesla's Shiny New Stock
Runs Out of Juice

Electric car maker Tesla's Roadster has amazing acceleration, but the rise and fall of the company's stock after its high-profile IPO was even faster. Tesla debuted on the public market last week at $17 a share and shot up 79% to $30.42 in two days. Now, it's back below the IPO price.

Daily Blogwatch: What Marilyn Monroe's Chest X-Rays Are Worth

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts about the Standard & Poor's 500 reaching its lowest price-per-earnings ratio ever, a biotech stock with the potential to quintuple in value and the market price of Marilyn Monroe's chest and pelvis X-rays.

Tesla Promises to Charge Up the IPO Market

IPOs have been pretty tame so far this year, but here comes a much-buzzed-about offering from Tesla, featuring supersexy electric vehicles, like the Model S, and Elon Musk -- a CEO who's so far making far more headlines than cars.

How to Restart America's Innovation Engine

Harvard Business School professor William Sahlman believes startup capital is out there, waiting for the right ideas, entrepreneurs and companies. But if America is to reattain the level of startup creation it enjoyed in the 1990s, he thinks two specific things need to happen.

The Next Model T?
Tesla Motors to Go Public

California electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed for a $178 million IPO, which will make it the first U.S. car company to go public since Ford. The maker of the sporty Roadster is counting on the IPO to bring in the capital it needs to launch its second car, Model S.

Biz Brief: Electric Car Maker Tesla Plans $178 Million IPO

Tesla Motors hopes to raise about $178 million in what would be the first IPO by an American auto company since 1956. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric car company plans to price its shares between $14 and $16, according to a Tuesday SEC filing.

GM Goes VC: Automaker Starts $100 Million Fund

A newly energized GM is setting up a $100 million investment fund to bet on technologies that the automaker hopes will enable it to launch desirable, more fuel efficient cars -- and do so faster than its competitors.

The Tesla-Toyota Electric Car Deal: Sweet Vindication

With this move, Tesla CEO Elon Musk (pictured, with Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, left) has a chance to silence the critics of his company and his stewardship, blunting contentions that Tesla would have died without Uncle Sam's recent largesse. The main complaint: Tesla wasn't a real car company. This deal changes that -- and a lot more.

A Beacon for U.S. Manufacturing

California's Lunera Lighting is a cutting-edge LED maker that's keeping its production close to home, at a contract manufacturer in the East Bay, near San Francisco. Its reasons for doing so shed light on some forces that could aid other U.S. manufacturers in the race for global competitiveness.