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  • GM Monthly US Sales Bounce, Hyundai Soars Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 6:38 PM ET
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    General Motors posted its first monthly sales increase in nearly two years as a rebound in industrywide U.S. auto sales in October pointed toward a gradual recovery for the battered sector. 

  • GM Monthly Sales Increase; Ford Sales Edge Lower Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 3:52 PM ET
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    General Motors reported an increase in auto sales last month while rival Ford Motor saw sales decline, as market watchers look for an industry-wide increase from September's levels, which were hurt by a Cash for Clunkers hangover.

  • October Shows Auto Rebound Will Be Slow Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 3:48 PM ET
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    If you want to get a sense of just how unclear the auto industry is about how much sales will rebound, ask the different sales chiefs at the automakers.

  • EBay removed an auction for a "Motorized La-Z-Boy Chair" after La-Z-Boy complained that it didnt' want its name associated with a police auction. There's a new auction up, but once you take out the La-Z-Boy, it's now just a "DWI Chair"—a nod to why it was confiscated. Gentlemen, start your bids!

  • Ford Workers Reject Contract Changes Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    The United Auto Workers union had given local unions until Monday to complete voting. But a person briefed on the voting said Saturday that the contract changes have been rejected by large margins.

  • Bullish Price Targets on 2 Auto Stocks: Analyst Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 1:31 PM ET

    Ford Motors posted a surprise $1 billion quarterly profit on Monday and raised its 2011 outlook to "solidly profitable." Toyota and Nissan are also expected to report earnings this week in addition to auto sales data due Tuesday. David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies shared his industry outlook.

  • Bidding for Motorized La-Z-Boy Tops $40,000 Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 12:52 PM ET

    How much would you pay for a motorized La-Z-Boy? Try OVER $40,000. That's how much a homemade vehicle is going for on eBay right now after it was confiscated from its owner, who admits to driving it drunk.

  • How Mulally Got Ford Back in The Black Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
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    Reporters and editors are already calling Ford's third quarter earnings surprising. And yes, it is surprising when analysts are expecting a company to lose 12 cents a share, and it earns 26 cents/share. But make no mistake; the blue oval has been going from red (losing money) to black (making money) for some time.

  • Dow Jumps 2%, Its Best Day Since July Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell. The Dow jumped more than 2 percent—its best day since July.

  • Dow Up About 200—1st Time Since July Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell.

  • Stocks Rise After GDP Beat; Exxon Slips Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell.

  • Green Car Incentives Are Just Starting To Roll Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
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    If it's not clear to you yet, it should be. The green wave of incentives, tax breaks, and government grants is just starting to wash over auto companies and customers.

  • Futures Get Boost From Solid Economic News Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a positive open for Wall Street on Thursday ahead of the all-important U.S. third-quarter gross domestic product data.

  • Dow Sheds Over 1% Amid Recovery Fears Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 4:46 PM ET
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    Stocks tumbled to session lows late Wednesday, with the Dow down more than 100 points, as worries about the recovery gripped the market.

  • Recovery Worries Hurt Stocks; Techs Skid Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 3:47 PM ET
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    Stocks were lower at the halfway point Wednesday as investors shrugged off some good news and worries about the recovery gripped the market.

  • Small Electric Car Company Leads Bigger, Global Rivals Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Depending on whom you ask, India's Reva Electric Car Company  is either the next big thing in automobiles, or a maker of glorified golf carts.

  • GM Touts Progress, Serves Up Details on Latest Refunds Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 12:10 PM ET
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    Just a few weeks into her job as the head of sales at GM, Susan Docherty believes the automaker is building momentum. Wednesday morning Docherty updated reporters on what the company is seeing for October sales.

  • Stocks Slip After Surprise Drop in Home Sales Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocksskidded Wednesday, despite a rise in durable-goods orders and some earnings beats, as worries about the recovery dragged on the market.

  • Futures Move Lower as Recovery Fears Prevail Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 8:50 AM ET

    The weak consumer confidence report that hit U.S. stocks on Tuesday is having a lingering effect this Wednesday, with global stock markets falling and stock index futures pointing to another lower open on Wall Street.

  • Why Ford Is Winning With Reliability Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 12:47 PM ET
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    The latest Consumer Reports survey of people who have bought more than 1.4 million vehicles, is further proof of the gulf between Ford and its fellow Big 3 auto makers, GM and Chrysler. While Consumer Reports now lists Ford as being on par with Asian automakers, GM and Chrysler continue to struggle.