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    Maybe it's because the Chinese are new to the auto game. Maybe it's because Americans automatically think, "we invented the car business and nobody can do it better than us." Or maybe it's because some people are worried the Chinese will grow Volvo and become an increasing threat to the Big 3.

  • Stocks are indicated to extend the previous session's gains, aided by European markets that hit 14-month highs on a broader index, helped by energy and banking stocks.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks are indicated to extend the previous session's gains, aided by European markets that hit 14-month highs on a broader index, helped by energy and banking stocks.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street continued its push for a happy holiday, with stocks closing higher Tuesday as investors focused on positive housing news and the prospects of a mild Santa Claus rally.

  • Each year, the editors of  convene to test, evaluate, and debate the performance, significance, and pure enthusiast appeal of the cars that make the biggest impact. Despite the auto industry coming off its worst year in recent history, “the level of excellence found during our annual All-Stars competition was at an all-time high and the competition was strong” said Jean Jennings, president and editor-in-chief of AUTOMOBILE Magazine. “We whittled down a list of thirty-nine finalists to the ten Al

    Each year, the editors of Automobile Magazine convene to test, evaluate, and debate the performance, significance, and pure enthusiast appeal of the cars that make the biggest impact.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures mostly held their ground and indicated a higher open, despite a report showing the economy grew at a much slower pace than thought in the third quarter.

  • Chris Liddell

    Let's be clear, Chris Liddell is not being hired JUST to be General Motors CFO. Sure, he'll get that title and hold that job for several months, but his future at GM will go way beyond overseeing the company's financial operations.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures mostly held their ground and indicated a higher open, despite a report showing the economy grew at a much slower pace than thought in the third quarter.

  • General Motors Headquarters

    Chris Liddell has made no secret of his ambitions to run a company. So in that respect, his departure from Microsoft last month as the company's first-ever outside Chief Financial Officer, a role he's played since 2005, wasn't much of a surprise. But his arrival at the CFO's job at General Motors is a bit of a surprise.

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    General Motors is naming Microsoft's Chris Liddell as its new chief financial officer.  GM is going outside the company to replace current CFO Ray Young, who is being transferred to China

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    Though some progress has been made with electric and hybrid vehicles, battery technology remains deficient, especially for the critical long-haul segment of the business.

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    On a regular basis, I get e-mails from people saying we spend too much time focused on GM surviving, Ford being on a roll, or the development of electric cars.

  • Just two weeks left. Here’s what you do.

  • Rick Wagoner

    What must former GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner be thinking? In less than a year most of what he built in his tenure as GM CEO and before that on the GM Board has been completely dismantled. The final piece coming today with current GM Chair and CEO Ed Whitacre announcing Saab will be wound down.

  • For A123 investors, it's been a nice two-day run. The stock is surging today after a 5% gain on Wednesday, as the U.S. battery maker announces a joint venture in China with SAIC Motor Corp.

  • Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen speaks at the National Press Club

    The comments this week by Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen about President Obama's administration pushing electric cars is one that will no doubt get the attention of many in the auto industry.

  • General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors plans to repay roughly $8 billion in debt to the United States and Canada by June, a faster payback of the first portion of its bailout than the automaker previously committed to make.

  • Ford

    There are two types of emails I get about Ford: The first comes from those who think we don't give Chief Executive Alan Mulally and his team enough credit for the turn-around they are executing at the auto maker. I chuckle reading these...

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow ended higher Friday—even as the dollar gained strength. Consumer discretionary was a standout after reports showed retail sales rising and consumers' mood improving.

  • Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as the dollar gained strength. Consumer discretionary was a standout after reports showed retail sales rising and consumers' mood improving.