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Autos Automobiles and Components

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    As Congress begins work on strengthening auto safety rules and considers a wide range of more stringent requirements, I'm struck by what I've heard from people who don't want Washington to go very far with these requirements.

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    We've had our hearts broken lately by some of the most known and trusted brands — Tiger Woods, Toyota, GM and Goldman Sachs. We're now so jaded that for some of us - even the truth is not enough.

  • Hyundai

    The hiring of former Hyundai marketing man Joel Ewanick to spearhead GM marketing is a shrewd move and shows that the folks running the country's largest automaker is realizing it can't wait around to improve sales.

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    Manufacturing and retail are perking up, according to the ADP jobs report for April, especially the former, which has been characterized as a “shining light.”

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    there is little talk about America's fifth largest automaker. Well, in case you haven't been watching, Chrysler has quietly stopped the bleeding.

  • Toyota Dealership

    It is hard to imagine an auto company going through a more challenging start of the year than Toyota. And yet, April auto sales show the company is weathering the storm far better than most expected.

  • The rental car industry is heating up, as Avis' chairman and CEO sends a letter to top executives at Dollar Thrifty.

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    The cars displayed were either environmentally friendly, fast or small and sometimes all three. Take a look at some of the highlights from the 2010 Beijing International Auto Show.

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    GMAC Financial Services Monday posted its first quarterly profit in more than a year and announced plans to rename itself Ally Financial, as the consumer lender aims to put a failed foray into the mortgage business behind it.

  • Bob Lutz

    Of all the auto executives I have covered, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz may be the one who generates the most spirited response from viewers and readers. His fans love him. Critics think he gets too much praise.

  • Traffic jam, Beijing, China

    China’s car market presents investors with a new, uncomfortable normal. Never before in the history of the automobile has so much demand expanded so quickly for so many years in row. But should they be tempering their optimistic feelings with some good old-fashioned vigilance?

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    There's an interesting choice facing Ford investors right now. Sell some stock and take profits after a spectacular run-up in the last year, or hang on and bet that Alan Mulally and company can prove Wall Street wrong again and outperform expectations, pushing the stock even higher.

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    The statistics on distracted driving are pretty scary. Just making cellphone calls increases your chances of crashing by four times; sending text messages increases the risk 23 times. We know this, we get this, but we keep doing it.

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    Cars don't leave you. They don't step out on you. They don't tell you they have to work late, only to spend the night in someone else's garage. 

  • Toyota Dealership

    Toyota says it is recalling about 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle.

  • 2010 Honda Insight

    They aren't sexy. In fact, some might even call them boring. But one thing that stands out about Honda cars, SUV's and minivans is their appeal to buyers who want reliability and fuel efficiency.

  • Alan Mulally

    The cautious optimism is gone - replaced with a confidence in a profitable future. For Ford CEO Alan Mulally the company has transitioned into a new phase of growth. From here forward, Ford not only will be expected to be solidly profitable. And not just in most parts of the world, but in every region- including the U.S.

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    GM is running TV ads claiming that they have repaid their government TARP loan of $8 billion and change early. Eight billion? So what is that stock worth asks William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • Plus, get calls on the banks, autos, retail and more.

  • Ford

    As Ford prepares to file quarterly earnings that are expected to show the company earned at least a billion dollars in profit for Q1, investors are starting to ask themselves, "Where does Ford go from here?"