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    A new technology designed to protect drivers from potentially deadly collisions and stop thousands of fender-benders is moving closer to being a standard part of every car and truck. In fact, it could be in every new car within the next five to six years.

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    Covering the auto industry I've seen some amazing technology over the years, but the latest crash avoidance system I tested in Detroit last week ranks among the most fascinating. It's called Intellidrive.

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    They'll tell you in Detroit, being #1 isn't the most important thing. After all, it's profits not market share that matters. But you can bet GM wanted to pass up Toyota for the global sales title.

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    General Motors says it sold more cars and trucks in China last year than it did in the U.S. for the first time in its 102-year history.

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    There's a puzzling line of complaints/digs being hurled at General Motors about its plan to run ads during the Super Bowl. It goes something like this, "GM shouldn't be spending millions of dollars running spots during the Super Bowl because the company is just coming out of bankruptcy and should spend its money more prudently." I've seen variations of this criticism on line and heard it from several people at the Detroit Auto Show a few weeks ago.

  • The Mexican drug wars have resulted in more than 15,000 deaths in 2010 alone and the violence is so bad that US companies are declining to open new manufacturing plants in the country. Mexico’s elite, including corporate executives and political leaders, have ordered armored cars in droves to protect themselves. To meet this growing demand, companies like International Armoring Corporation are selling many more of these vehicles. IAC estimates the total number of personal armored cars sold to Me

    What goes into making armored cars? How are typical sedans and SUVs transformed into mobile fortresses? Click to find out!

  • Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    If you thought the shake-up in the ranks of General Motors would slow down with the company now turning a profit, think again.

  • Between 2011 and 2020, a new generation of car owners will arrive on American roads and in American car dealerships seeking their first set of wheels. On display in the North American International Auto Show, global car manufacturers are preparing for the shifting trends with a host of new designs and features catering specifically to members of Generation Y. To get a sense of the new cars that are best for Generation Y, asked Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor at Large at for his top

    To get a sense of the new cars that are best for Generation Y, asked Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor at Large at for his top picks.

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    Once again GM is trying to make its in-car communication system OnStar into a popular feature car buyers will demand. Its former CEO Chris Preuss has stepped down and will be replaced by Linda Marshall, a communications industry veteran who recently joined GM. Her job, turn OnStar into a "difference maker" with GM buyers and owners.

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    Big is better this year, especially multinationals in energy, health care , tech  and industrials. "Don’t be underweight in global gorillas that are under loved,” says one strategist.

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    Ordinarily, the start of production at an auto plant wouldn't get much attention. But today Hyundai started building the Solaris at its brand new plant in Saint Petersburg, Russia and the implications for other auto makers is worth noting.

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    Chrysler is no longer on death's door step. Under CEO Sergio Marchionne, the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep brands are quietly getting back in the game of competing and winning over buyers.

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    Gas prices tend to rise during the busy summer travel season, but why are they going up in winter, when we've got snow in 49 states?

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    Deloitte surveyed more than a thousand car buyers and the findings and comments from Deloitte are quite a mix and even baffling.

  • In this handout image provided by General Motors, The first pre-production Chevrolet Volt is on the assembly line at the Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan.

    General Motors is on the road to recovery after its successful IPO in November. One of the drivers leading this charge, GM Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky, told CNBC on Tuesday there are several factors contributing to the automaker’s turnaround.

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    When Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda walked on to the stage before his company unveiled a new line of Prius hybrid models, it was a reminder of where Toyota has been in the last year.

  • It's rare when you see auto execs truly excited at an auto show. Typically, they show the requisite enthusiasm, but for them the auto show is just another part of the job. That makes the vibe at this year's auto show that much different.

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  • “Mad Money” takes its “Invest in America” series to Ford Motor on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 6PM ET.