DETROIT, May 26- Automakers investing billions in plug-in cars and self-driving vehicle systems are getting caution signals from new research that suggests many mainstream consumers don't know what benefits they would get. The research by Harris, which has conducted surveys in the United States since 1963, was released Thursday and commissioned by Ford... » Read More
Amid the gloom of bankruptcy and a miserable market for new vehicles, G.M.’s new Chevrolet Camaro muscle car is winning over consumers looking for a little excitement in a bland landscape of look-alike sedans and watered-down sport utilities.
Stocks opened lower Friday as Chevron's earnings warning added to investors' worries about earnings and the economic recovery.
Futures pointed to a modestly lower open for Wall Street on Friday as Chevron's earnings warning added to investors' uncertainty on corporate earnings.
As GM emerges from bankruptcy Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, who had been scheduled to retire at the end of this year, will take over GM's marketing and communications. His mandate: change the perception of GM, its brands and models. Talk about taking on a tough job.
Once the world's largest and most powerful automaker, new GM is now cleansed of massive debt but faces a daunting task as car sales are in the worst slump in 25 years.
General Motors completed a major step in its turnaround and closed the sale of its good assets to a new, government-backed carmaker, at a speed unimagined by auto and bankruptcy experts.
Now comes the hard part. After 39 days in bankruptcy, shedding thousands of jobs, closing more plants, and writing off billions in debt, GM is about to exit chapter 11 protection and try to show it can finally thrive. On paper it should succeed. In reality, it still has to prove itself.
The path is now clear for General Motors to leave bankruptcy protection in record time as a leaner company that is better equipped to compete in a brutal global auto market.
More than the 4 trillion fiscal stimulus, these loan levels are stimulating the economy and are making analysts revise their estimates for 2nd half Chinese growth. But at what cost? Like the G8, the Chinese will sort out the problems caused by this stimulus after their economy rebounds.
A late upturn pushed stocks higher Wednesday as investors rotated into defensive stocks like pharmaceuticals and Alcoa advanced ahead of earnings.
Stocks turned lower Wednesday as investors got defensive ahead of earnings season, rotating into pharmaceuticals and out of techs.
As Hyundai looks to gain share in the auto market, it will need to offer a full range of vehicles, said John Krafcik, acting president and CEO of Hyundai Motors America.
The sale of most of General Motors' assets is moving closer to completion, after a bankruptcy judge denied motions by groups with asbestos and injury-related claims seeking to halt the sale and appeal directly to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a major selloff in the previous session as earnings season gets into gear.
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Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday on profit taking after the major selloff the previous day.
Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors.
Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the tech, banking and pharmaceutical sectors.
In fewer than 45 days each, General Motors and Chrysler swept through government-sponsored sales in bankruptcy court — quick tours that most people in the legal community thought impossible not long ago.
Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. But techs and banks rose.