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Porsche ranked as the top luxury auto brand, scoring No. 1 in measures including exclusivity and brand premium in a survey by the Luxury Institute, a market research firm. Lexus did best on quality and was the brand affluent consumers were most willing to recommend.



Dick Parsons marks his fourth anniversary tomorrow as Time Warner CEO, but shareholders have little reason to celebrate. TWX peaked on his watch at $20.13 one day after he took the job. It bottomed at $8.70 on an SEC inquiry. The stock hit $19 last September when investor Carl Icahn began a brief run at TWX, but it then fell back. At least Parsons has done well: His total '02-'05 compensation came close to $50 million.

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After the Dow came close to a record May 10, stocks slumped on worries over oil and interest rates. GM jumped after posting a Q1 profit.
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