Autos Automobiles and Components

  • Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    "I want us on the balls of our feet." That comment from GM CEO Dan Akerson is the clearest indication the new leader at GM wants his company to move faster, be more aggressive, and win.

  • Hyundai

    Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2010 study has just been released and it shows the last two year’s recessionary market has significantly impacted the relationship between brands and customers.

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  • CEO Alan Mulally has engineered “the greatest comeback story of a generation,” Cramer said. But how do you trade it?

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    By day, hundreds of General Motors workers make pistons and other engine parts at a factory on this city’s east side. By night, gangs of thieves have repeatedly looted empty G.M. plants on the same property, and have twice fired shots at security guards.

  • OnStar MyLink

    OnStar is pushing to find more ways for subscribers to stay connected while behind the wheel. For example, GM is working on a feature that will allow drivers to use OnStar to update their social network sites safely while out and about in their car.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • CEO Dave Cote on the secret to this company's success.

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    This week, as everyone talks about what went wrong at Lehman Brothers; think instead about what went wrong with Japan.

  • Corporations that are flush with cash represent the best buys for investors now, a Deutsche Bank banker told CNBC Monday.

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    With this being the autumn of the electric car ramp up, the skeptics scoff at all the lithium-ion battery plants and assembly lines firing up around the country. The naysayers think there will be too much capacity and too little demand. A123 CEO Dave Vieau sees it far differently.

  • Plus, get calls on automakers and the high-end shoe biz.

  • Nissan Leaf

    With the hype and the hope building for the roll out of electric cars this fall, there is a comment I'm hearing more and more from people as I travel around the country and it goes something like this, "That's nice. Tell me when they are a big deal."

  • Six in 60

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

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    The number of people dying on the nation's roads has fallen to its lowest level in six decades, helped by a combination of seat belts, safer cars and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws.

  • Herein are Wednesday's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Comtech popped while Navistar dropped.

  • Six in 60

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

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    Two thirds of the way through the year, the Toyota brand finds itself in an unusual spot in the U.S. It's #3 behind Chevy and Ford. The Japanese brand could still close the gap and catch Chevy for #2, but I don't see it catching Ford for top brand honors.

  • As advance copies of former Auto Czar Steve Rattner's book start to filter around, one of the more intriguing nuggets is the story surrounding the interest Rattner had in Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

  • Chevy Volt

    By moving to trademark the term "Range Anxiety," GM has created some low level chatter about its soon to be released "Chevy Volt." And in an added bonus, it has made those competitors ripping the move look childish while also calling in to question if others can offer what the Volt promises.