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  • GM's Sale Plan Approved; Appeal Likely Over Ruling Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
    First page of the US bankruptcy filing for General Motors Corporation

    A bankruptcy judge has ruled that General Motors can sell the bulk of its assets to a new company, but it appears the ruling will be appealed by a Chicago law firm.

  • Stocks Get Quick Boost From Services Report Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    Stocks briefly pared their losses after a report showed improvement in the service sector.

  • Swings in Price of Oil Hobble Forecasting Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
    Oil traders on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, New York.

    The extreme volatility that has gripped oil markets for the last 18 months has shown no signs of slowing down, with oil prices more than doubling since the beginning of the year despite an exceptionally weak economy.

  • GM A Step Closer To Exiting Bankruptcy Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 9:28 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    If all goes as planned and GM comes out of bankruptcy Thursday afternoon the country's largest auto maker will have gone in and out of Chapter 11 in 40 days.

  • Futures Fall Amid Economic Concerns Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 7:41 AM ET

    After the long Independence Day weekend, futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street as second thoughts about the U.S. economy's recovery spooked investors after last week's worse-than-expected nonfarm payrolls numbers.

  • Plan to Sell General Motors' Assets Is Approved Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 12:41 AM ET
    GM Dealership

    A federal judge late on Sunday approved a plan by General Motors to sell its best assets to a new, government-backed company, a crucial step for the automaker to restructure and complete its trip through bankruptcy court.

  • Fewer Dealerships: A Wrench in New Mechanic Plans? Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | 6:40 PM ET
    Customer at an auto dealership.

    General Motors and Chrysler are closing 3,200 dealerships nationwide, and aren't doing any favors for recent automotive tech graduates looking for mechanic jobs. But fewer people buying new cars and trucks also means people are counting on their older vehicles to run reliably.

  • Car Dealer Determined To Fight Chrysler Over Franchise Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | 6:29 PM ET
    2007 Chrysler 300

    A former Chrysler dealership owner is determined to challenge the automaker's decision to terminate his franchise.

  • Stocks End Week With Thud After Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 5:53 PM ET

    Stocks capped their third straight down week with a sharp drop Thursday as a weak jobs report muzzled all the green-shoots talk and investors hunkered down. The Dow lost 1.9 percent this week.

  • GM Awaits Judge's Ruling on Asset Sale Plan Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 3:08 PM ET
    First page of the US bankruptcy filing for General Motors Corporation

    An attorney for General Motors urged a bankruptcy judge Thursday to approve the automaker's sale plan, saying that the only other alternative would be a liquidation of the company's assets.

  • Are Gas Prices Still Scaring Car Buyers? Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 9:33 AM ET

    Hyundai is trying to ease consumer fears about rising gas prices by running a new promotion where buyers of most Hyundai models join a program where they never pay more than a $1.49 a gallon for the next year. As promotions go, I think it's a smart move. It will get Hyundai in the conversation with many buyers.

  • Futures Skid After Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock futures slid deeper into the red Thursday after a report showed more jobs were lost last month than expected.

  • Ford Passes Toyota For #2 In The U.S. Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    It's been a long time coming. Roughly two years if you're keeping score. That's the last time Ford was locked in as the #2 automaker in the U.S. Well, after the first six months of 2009 Ford as once again pulled ahead of Toyota in U.S. sales year-to-date.

  • Retired From G.M. at 54. Pensionless at 74? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    General Motors is using its huge pension fund in a way it never intended. It had planned — and put money aside — for a steady march of retirees over time. But instead, tens of thousands of blue-collar workers, most in their 40s and 50s, are all becoming eligible for retirement benefits now, as the company rapidly downsizes.

  • Farrell: Slew of Okay Data Not Good Enough Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    Improvement in the "second derivative" is no longer acceptable. We will soon have to have outright good news, in my opinion, to move the markets.

  • Studs, Duds, And The Musical Chairs In Autoland Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

    After we get the June auto sales today, we will be halfway through a year that has thrown the auto makers and American car buyers for loop. Some thoughts on what's changed, what's the same, and some trends/ideas worth examining.

  • GM, Ford Suspend Operations in Russia on Low Demand Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    U.S. car giants General Motors and Ford suspended operations on their production lines in Russia Wednesday as the deepening economic crisis squeezes Russian consumers' demand for new cars.

  • Today In Fast Money History... June 30th Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 6:13 PM ET

    On this date in 1953, General Motors began production of its first sports cars with an initial price tag of...

  • Going Fast. Deals And Models Harder To Find Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 8:56 AM ET
    Customer at an auto dealership.

    If you have, you've probably noticed things are a little different. Those deals that we've seen for months (ok, in many cases years) offering huge discounts are harder and harder to find. It's a little early to say we are done with the days when the buyer could call the shot on most models. You still, have some leverage, but not as much as in the past.

  • GM Enters Stretch Run To Exit Bankruptcy Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
    GM Bankruptcy

    It may not emerge from bankruptcy as quick as Chrysler, but GM is entering the stretch run, and can see the finish line. Tomorrow, the country's largest auto maker will be back in bankruptcy court to finalize plans to sell the "good assets" to a new GM that will emerge from bankruptcy with a clean balance sheet.