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Autos Automobiles and Components

  • Ford

    It ain't sexy. It ain't the kind of news the average person will get excited about. But make no mistake, the news from Ford on Tuesday is exactly what you want to see out of the automaker.

  • Cramer’s predicting a boost in earnings estimates across the board for 2011.

  • Plus, get calls on the banks, chemicals and more.

  • How about a bull market in aftermarket auto parts. Cramer talks with the CEO.

  • Toyota

    The truth is, what the cars and trucks we drive (all brands) are better made and perform better. The problem is the current news cycle and the way the auto industry is structured.

  • The new 2011 Ford Explorer SUV touts a sleek newly designed look that the company hopes will attract new buyers to the venerable SUV line.

    This is proof that even in a down economy, if you've got a hot product it will sell. In this case it's Ford raking in greater profit per vehicle thanks to a line-up that is spot on with buyers and the company's vision when it comes to in-car technology.

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    The rise in gun sales and food stamp demand are indicators of a fearful public that’s struggling financially, Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist, ConvergEx Group, told CNBC Monday.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    While the press debates the merits of the new Chevy Volt and the upcoming release of Nissan's electric LEAF, the most interesting "green" car story may be about the king of the segment, the Toyota Prius. It has not received as much attention, but Toyota's plans to extend the Prius line shows Japanese auto maker will be vigorous in making sure it continues to lead the industry in alternative fuel vehicles.

  • Gold coins and bar

    Financial advisors have long recommended that investors have some precious metals in their portfolios, but years of solid gains, as well as heightened interest in inflation hedges and safe havens, have made metals more alluring than ever.

  • 1969 Chevy Camaro

    Experts say demand is on the rise having bottomed out after the recession.

  • Alternative Investing - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Alternative investing is a big space; an alphabet soup of options to diversify your portfolio. From commodities to coins to cars, there's money to be made.

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    Every good movie is filled with drama and plot twists, not unlike the economy right now. And every good movie must have a great soundtrack. So, if you had to create a soundtrack for the economy right now, which song would lead the way? Share your opinion.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Take it easy, rider. Motorcycles don’t command eye-boggling prices like other alternative investments or collectibles—such as classic cars—but a rare model can reach into the six-figures. Experts say that bikes over 25 years old make a solid investment since they appeal to Baby Boomers who seek them out to relive their youth. Click ahead to take a look at motorcycles that have retained their value.

    Experts say that bikes over 25 years old make a solid investment since they appeal to Baby Boomers who want to relive their youth. Click to take a look at motorcycles that have retained their value.

  • There’s fun and fortune in collectible cars. Investors and collectors flock to shows around the world each year to compare notes and wheel and deal.

    There’s fun and fortune in collectible cars. Investors and collectors flock to shows around the world each year to compare notes and wheel and deal.

  • Lamborghinis, Jaguars and Ferraris are just some of the types of cars hitting the auction block in London this fall. But the main attraction at the event, being held by , is a 1964 Aston Martin that appeared in two James Bond films. It’s expected to haul in a hefty seven-figure bid, partly because of its rarity. A second vehicle used in the films was reported stolen several years ago and is believed to have been destroyed. (Prices are in British Pounds). Click ahead to check out some of the clas

    Check out some of the classic cars that were on the auction block and how much they sold for.

  • Nissan Leaf

    About two months before two new plug-in cars go on sale in the United States, the federal government is struggling with how to rate the fuel economy of mass-market plug-in vehicles, the New York Times reports.

  • Chevrolet

    GM disclosed the amount Thursday in a filing with the U.S. SEC. GM says it asked investment bankers running the IPO to reserve the shares for U.S. and Canadian employees, retirees and dealers.

  • Steven Rattner

    Steven Rattner, the former car czar, has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over kickback claims involving the New York State pension fund, a person with knowledge of the negotiation said Wednesday.

  • Apple iPhone

    Want a peek at the future of how we'll be interacting and using our cars and trucks? Just look at your iPhone, BlackBerry, smart phone, or whatever you use every day.