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  • Ford remains conservative on its outlook for 2010, but sees the company making money in 2011, Alan Mulally, Ford CEO, told CNBC Monday.

  • The past couple of years have been very tough ones for the US auto industry, culminating in the somewhat embarrassing request for life-saving bailouts for GM and Chrysler in late 2008 and the bankruptcies that followed. Tough times are not new to U.S. automakers, who've seen their reputation and market share decline sharply in the past four decades. Amid the doom and gloom, however, has been a boom or two. Take a look at some of the milestones in the auto industry since the 1970s.

    The past couple of years have been very tough ones for the US auto industry, but this isn't a new situation for many automakers. Take a look at some of the milestones in the auto industry since the 1970s.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks are poised for solid gains at the start of trading Monday, following rallies in major markets in Asia and Europe.

  • North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michigan

    As I walk around the Detroit Auto Show, the gloom and doom of last year has lifted. Replaced with cautious optimism. All is not well in Motown, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

  • Chevy Cruze

    The sheer number of hybrid and electric vehicles on display at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit certainly illustrates the green commitment of automakers, but other--more significant--environmental improvements will be less noticeable.

  • Robert Lutz, as General Motors vice chairman.

    Demand for cars in the US is likely to rise to up to 12 million units this year, as the economy has bottomed, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz told CNBC Monday.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks are poised for solid gains at the start of trading Monday, following rallies in major markets in Asia and Europe.

  • A weaker-than expected jobs report spooked investors however it failed to send stocks tumbling. Instead money rotated into tech. Should you scoop up tech, too?

  • Ed Whitacre

    One month into his tenure as CEO of GM, Ed Whitacre Jr. has a pretty simple game plan for getting GM back on track: just make money. Don't laugh. It's what the man has said time and again, most recently Wednesday afternoon when talking with reporters. While his strategy may sound hokey and simple, I think it's exactly what GM needs right now.

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    To the dismay of safety advocates already worried about driver distraction, automakers and high-tech companies have found a new place to put sophisticated Internet-connected computers: the front seat.

  • Chris Liddell

    General Motors  new chief financial officer will be a candidate for the CEO job, and GM expects to bring back hundreds of dealers who lost their franchises, the interim CEO said Wednesday.

  • Cramer gave calls on the auto industry, plays on changes in airport security, and perhaps most importantly, his perspective on when interest rates will be raised.

  • Ford Sync

    If it's not already apparent, we are quickly heading towards a day when our car will be fully "wired" into our lives and that connectivity opens up a host of opportunities and problems.

  • A recovery is taking place right under the noses of both the pundits and the press.

  • Plus, get the latest on Google’s new phone, Ford’s footprint overseas and more.

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    Ford Motor's December sales leaped an adjusted 23.3 percent, far outpacing industry forecasts for the U.S. automaker, while sales at General Motors declined 12.8 percent, slightly worse than expected.

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    The first December auto sales numbers are out and Ford closed out '09 with a bang.  Adjusting the number of sales days last December to match those in December '08, Ford boosted sales 23.3%.

  • Tata Nano

    In the clearest sign yet that the world's least expensive mass-market car is coming to the U.S., Indian automaker Tata says its Nano micro-car could be here in three years.

  • Car dealership in Miami

    US auto sales are expected to have hit a 30-year low of about 10 million when figures are released today. But partly because of loosening credit.

  • Commerce Secretary Gary Locke told CNBC Monday that the US is not in a trade war with China but must enforce fair trade laws no matter the trading partner.