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  • Cadillac Escalade

    Every year we get the list of most targeted cars and trucks by thieves and every year it seems to be the same story. If you're driving a pint size car, don't worry...By comparison, it's those of you styling behind a Cadillac Escalade who need to realize your Luxury SUV has a target on it. And those of you with a pick-up are in a similar spot.

  • Are car thieves eyeing your vehicle? To get a sense of the cars that are most sought-after by criminals, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has compiled its list of the cars with the highest relative theft rates. The data only reflects cars manufactured after 2007. By dissecting the data on insurance claims for theft - both in the rate at which claims are filed and the average size of claim payments - it turns out that some cars have theft rates 3-5 times higher than the average for all vehi

    To get a sense of the cars that are most sought-after by criminals, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has compiled its list of the cars with the highest relative theft rates.

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

  • Honda last week reported its best quarterly operating profit in over two years, thanks in large part to a 38 percent jump in deliveries in Asia. The company hopes to improve sales in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives, including better inventory management of the subcompact Honda Fit. It will also launch a hybrid version of the Fit in Japan later this year. .

  • volvo_grill_AP.jpg

    Now that Ford has officially completed the sales of its Volvo subsidiary to China based Geely Automotive, the world will be watching to see what happens with the famed Swedish brand. Relax Volvo fans.

  • The Mad Money host sends an ominous message and lists what earnings to watch next week.

  • Detroit Skyline

    As the President takes a bow in Detroit for his administration saving the Big 3, the real story in Michigan is whether the folks who run GM and Chrysler (and many of the suppliers) will remember how close they came to collapsing. They better not forget.

  • Avis auto rental kiosk

    One possible scenario for Avis, which is far smaller than Hertz and also smaller than the company it is seeking [Dollar Thrifty] is for it to counter with the upcoming bid. While Avis is poised to give it a shot, it’s still a long one that it will come out of this winning the war.

  • Chevy Volt

    As soon GM announced the price of the new Chevy Volt at $41,000, I could here skeptics scoff and say, "Are you kidding me? Who will pay that for an electric car?"

  • Cramer tackles that question and more in his interview with CEO Alan Mulally.

  • Plus, get calls on tech, housing and more.

  • 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.

    Given how well things have been going for Ford, it would be easy to say the new Explorer SUV will do well simply because Ford is the hot brand right now.

  • Six in 60

    Take a look at why these six stocks are worth watching.

  • Ford sign

    Overshadowed by all the hoopla surrounding Ford posting much better than expected earnings ($.68 a share vs. Street expectation of $.40) is the story of why Ford is knocking the cover off the ball.

  • Ford

    The automaker blew past Wall Street forecasts with a second-quarter profit of 68 cents a share and said results would continue to improve into 20101.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Rating agencies are concerned about legal liability under the new financial regulation guidelines—though it seems the SEC may have addressed those worries late Thursday.

  • GM Headquarters

    Calling all GM critics! It's time to once again take a shot at the government owned auto maker. And believe me, they are already firing away at the latest move from GM. Spending $3.5 billion to buy AmeriCredit Corp.

  • Two models stand beside Buick Business concept car during the Beijing Auto Show.

    In the first half of this year, G.M.’s China sales rose 48.5 percent over the same period last year, and for the first time ever, the automaker sold more vehicles in China than in the United States. Just 13 years after entering China, G.M. now says the country accounts for a quarter of its global sales — blistering growth that even G.M. did not expect this soon.

  • This retailer made more money last year than in the last 12 combined, so what's its CEO say is next?

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

    When Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced earlier this week that VW plans to become a major player in the promising electric car market, I thought to myself, "Let's see which VW will stand behind this commitment."