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  • Saturn Aura

    General Motors says it's shutting down the Saturn brand after an agreement with Penske Automotive Group to acquire the unit fell apart.

  • Texting and driving

    With evidence mounting that texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving, nearly everyone agrees that it is a huge problem that must be stopped. Sure, 18 states have made it illegal to text and drive, but the fact is many people-especially teens-continue to type away while behind the wheel. So why not take the next step, and have cars come with a device that jams cell phone signals for those in the driver seat?

  • Driving while using a cellular phone.

    Opening a government meeting on auto safety, the Obama administration reported Wednesday that nearly 6,000 people were killed and a half-million injured last year in vehicle crashes connected to driver distraction, a striking indication of the dangers of using mobile devices behind the wheel.

  • Toyota.

    When the Toyota first announced a safety alert, two questions crossed my mind. First, how serious is this problem to fix? Second, how much will this stain Toyota's sterling reputation?

  • Less than two months after GM and eBay hooked up to try online sales of new cars in California, CNBC has learned the program will end as scheduled tomorrow.

  • Hyundai

    Hyundai is picking up market share here in the U.S. thanks to a potent combination of much better product (both in terms of quality and styling) and savvy marketing. A company that was once dismissed as weak imitator of the Japanese automakers is now taking it to the folks from Toyota, Nissan, and Honda.

  • Almost two weeks into its campaign offering buyers of GM vehicles their money back if they are not satisfied, Bob Lutz likes what he is seeing. In fact, the Vice-Chairman is so confident the program will work, he is predicting fewer than 1% of those who buy a Chevy, Buick, Cadillac and GMC under this promotion will ask for their money back.

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    After 3 months of kicking the tires and looking under the hood at Chrysler, CEO Sergio Marchionne is about to roll his game plan for fixing the troubled American auto maker.

  • Ford Sign

    Ford Motor is increasing its focus on the fast-growing car markets of the Asia-Pacific region, executives said Wednesday as they rolled out a new small car in India, says the New York Times.

  • As IPO's go, A123 has elicited a fair amount of discussion, much of it boiling down to this question: Is buying into the promise of the Massachusetts-based battery maker the same as buying into the hype that surrounded ethanol related stocks a few years back?

  • Car on road

    They are the moves, comments, and reflections of a struggling auto industry finally getting back on its feet. In the last week several major automakers and their executives have sent clear signs they are preparing for better times.

  • This company is certainly one of them, Cramer says. Find out how to play it.

  • Chevy Malibu 2008

    General Motors will go to 24-hour operations at factories in Kansas, Michigan and Indiana to make up for production lost due to a large-scale factory consolidation announced earlier in the year.

  • Chrysler

    My blog about Chrysler deciding to kill the owner's manual and replace it with a DVD and a small quick reference user guide prompted many of you to blast me for saying it seems like a smart move.

  • 2009 Hyundai Genesis

    It was not exactly a planned strategy, but the recession, particularly in the United States, has been very good for Hyundai, the South Korean automaker.

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    Car dealership chain CarMax said Tuesday its fiscal second quarter profit surged on higher sales and a one-time gain related to its auto financing business.

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    In the world of advancing the auto business, this doesn't rank up there with side curtain airbags in terms of importance. Heck, it's a change most people won't even notice. Still, Chrysler's decision to replace the bulky owner's manual with a DVD and small user's guide is one that a few folks out there will see as a no-brainer that is long overdue.

  • Some of the market’s key drivers could rise or fall based on these quarterly numbers, the Mad Money host says.

  • It's gotten so bad in real estate that condo developers can't even give away a FREE CAR to lure buyers.

  • That’s positive, not Pollyanna. Cramer explains why his bullish outlook is downright realistic.