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  • Electric Cars Are the Future: Auto Analyst Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    Educating the public about electric vehicles will take a lot of time, but implementing them is our future, said Rebecca Lindland, director of the Autos Group at IHS Global Insight.

  • GM 'Lab' an Experiment in Customer Contact Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
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    In the new GM, where the big push is getting closer to the customer, there's an interesting experiment the company is about to launch.

  • Today's Muscle Cars Ripe for Collectors Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 10:24 AM ET
    Whether current market and political pressures will ultimately succeed in eliminating powerful American pickups, SUVs and V-8-powered cars from showrooms and roadways entirely or just significantly shrink their number, enthusiasts could soon find their high-horsepower American vehicles of choice relegated to car museums and collectors' garages.The disappearance of the V-8 is unlikely, says Ken Gross, who was director of the Petersen Museum, a world-class automotive collection in Los Angeles. But

    Car enthusiasts could soon find their high-horsepower American vehicles of choice relegated to car museums and collectors' garages. Click to see a handful of today's V-8 muscle soon-to-be collectibles.

  • 'Clunkers' Drives Huge Jump in New Car Fuel Efficiency Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

    A study finds the fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in July noticeably jumped, thanks to the "cash for clunkers" program.

  • Chevy Volt

    General Motors said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car should get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving, more than four times the mileage of the current champion, the Toyota Prius.

  • GM's Jolt?  Chevy Volt to Get 230 Miles Per Gallon Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 8:19 AM ET
    Chevy Volt

    That's the fuel economy GM expects the electric Chevy Volt to deliver when it comes out late next year. The company made the announcement this morning in Detroit and already skeptics, fans, and the general public are debating if the Volt's mega-fuel efficiency will be a "game changer" for the industry and General Motors.

  • Cramer: Why Paul Krugman is Wrong Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 7:39 PM ET

    The Mad Money host says we should feel confident in this recovery. Here’s why.

  • Pace of Sales Under 'Clunker' Program Has Slowed: GM Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 4:18 PM ET

    Demand for the 'Cash for Clunkers' program has slowed down since the government extended funding for the program, butthe industry is still improving, General Motor's Fritz Henderson told CNBC Monday.

  • New York's AG Tells Dealers to Trash 'Clunker' Ads Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has issued cease-and-desist orders to nearly 40 auto dealerships for running misleading ads about the "cash for clunkers" program.

  • eBay Sales and Twitter chats: The New GM Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 9:23 AM ET
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    One month after exiting bankruptcy and vowing to do business differently, GM is going on-line as it strives to improve its bottom line. The auto maker is teaming up with eBay to sell new cars on line in the state of California. It's a deal the two companies have been working on for a few months and it should be a win/win.

  • GMAC to Offer Leases on Some Vehicles Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 9:03 AM ET

    GMAC Financial Services says it will offer a leasing option on select vehicles to drivers in 45 states.

  • For Private Equity, a Very Public Disaster Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | 8:04 AM ET

    For Steve Feinberg, the onetime owner of Chrysler, the past year has been a crawl toward defeat. He lost billions of dollars. He lost prestige. He lost his privacy. And he ended up a ward and supplicant of the federal government, The New York Times reports.

  • GM Dealership

    General Motors says it aims to register 3.5 billion shares of stock for a potential public offering sometime in 2010.

  • Stocks Rally for a Fourth Straight Week Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 5:43 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday, bringing their winning streak to four straight weeks, after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market.

  • Jobs Report Juices Stocks; AmEx Jumps Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market.

  • Top Clunker Trade-Ins and Upgrades Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 1:39 PM ET
    The Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act (CARS), aka The Cash for Clunkers program, is intended to help U.S. residents get a $3,500 or $4,500 credit toward purchasing a new, more fuel efficient vehicle when trading in a less fuel efficient vehicle. The hugely popular program quickly exhausted it's $1 billion appropriation in less than a week and the Obama administration quickly acted to add an additional $2 billion to keep the program afloat.Although there are several  a "clunker" vehicle

    See the most popular trade-ins and new vehicles purchased under the CARS program, according to the Transportation Dept.

  • Farrell:  We Like What We See Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 10:02 AM ET
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    If they say it, it must be so ... On Thursday Goldman Sachs said that since inventory liquidation has been so pervasive, the second half of 2009 will see stronger growth as that liquidation process is reversed...We have been feeling the same for some time.

  • Lines of Clunkers Await Being Killed at Scrap Yard Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 9:12 AM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    They were waiting down at Gibson Chevrolet near Chicago for a couple of five-gallon cans of sodium silicate — liquid glass, they call it — to poison and kill the clunkers when the latest condemned car pulled up.

  • Futures Shoot Higher After Strong Jobs Data Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Futures jumped Friday after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stablizing job market.

  • Clunkers Complainers Come Out Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 8:50 AM ET
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    Ever since Washington first signed off on Cash for Clunkers, I've heard a steady chant of criticism about the program....While I've heard all these concerns, I'll be honest that there are very few I agree with.