A roundup of today's CNNMoney news:
Super-charged electric sports cars (video): From 0-60 in less than four seconds. Check out the 2011 Detroit auto show's hot, completely electric sports cars from Mercedes Benz, Venturi and Li-ion Motors.
Gen Y car shoppers want an iPhone on wheels: Young drivers crave Bluetooth phone connections, attachments for MP3 players and voice-to-text technology so they can interact with e-mails or text messages while driving. Meanwhile, Ford gets top loyalty marks among car buyers.
After holiday splurge, taste for spending returns: For nearly two years, consumers hunkered down and trained themselves to shop only for necessities. But that all seems to be changing as more and more shoppers loosen their purse strings.
How a housing slump will slow the jobs train: Some economists say one key to a jobs recovery is an improvement in housing. A disproportionate amount of job creation comes from new business start-ups, which are often financed by home equity loans.
Stocks rally to more than 2-year highs: Worries about Europe's debt problems spark buyers' interest early. A brighter outlook on the banking sector set off a broad rally. Check out the pros' top stock picks for 2011.