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  • Auto Assistance Programs: The Best & Worst Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:15 AM ET

    We break down the pros and cons of the plans being offered to entice consumers to buy a new car even if they are worried about their jobs.

  • How Ford Avoided the Meltdown that Hit GM, Chrysler Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:04 AM ET
    Alan Mulally

    Because of the money it borrowed nearly three years ago, Ford is in far better shape than its two crosstown rivals, GM and Chrysler. The loans have kept it independent and on a course to survive the worst new-vehicle market in nearly 30 years.

  • In UK, New Cars Cheaper than Used: Report Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Aggressive price cuts and a lack of good-quality used cars has sent the price of some new autos below their second-hand equivalents, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

  • TARP the Life Insurers? This Is Nuts Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 4:27 PM ET

    Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to this morning’s front-page Wall Street Journal story, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.

  • Web Extra: Best New Cars from the NY Auto Show Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 3:20 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Jalopnik.com Editor Ray Wert reveals the top three new cars on a value-basis, live from the NY Auto Show.

  • Chrysler Exec: Fiat Deal Possible, But Prepared For Worse Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 12:52 PM ET
    Jim Press

    Chrysler is working hard to complete a deal with Fiat, but is also prepared if the deal doesn't go through, Vice Chairman and President Jim Press told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Are Car Buyers Actually Coming Back? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 11:18 AM ET

    As I walk around the New York Auto Show and talk with executives from GM, Toyota, and Chrysler there is one question you hear over and over: Are buyers actually coming back into showrooms?

  • Chrysler Rolls Out SUV After Government Scolding Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 10:41 AM ET
    2007 Chrysler 300

    It sounds crazy: Just a week after the White House scolded Chrysler LLC for relying too much on gas guzzlers, the company is heading to a marquee auto show Wednesday to unveil a new SUV.

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    The bankruptcy option for GM seems to be gaining momentum.  If the automaker does file for Chapter 11 protection, are you worried about unitended consequences?

  • Russian Auto Bailout Protects Jobs, Not Efficiency Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
    Lada VAZ-21073

    One of the least efficient automobile factories anywhere in the world exists in Russia, reports the New York Times.

  • Segway And GM's 2 Seat Treat Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 10:50 AM ET
    GM/Segway two-wheeled experimental vehicle.

    The first time you see the new PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) 2 seat ride, you think to yourself, "well, that's pretty cool."

  • Ford Drops Debt, Boosts Stock, Buys Breathing Room Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    Remember when Ford shares touched $1.01 a few months back and people were speculating about when the troubled automaker was "forced" into bankruptcy? Those days seem like a distant memory.

  • Obama’s Top Auto Industry Troubleshooter Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 10:23 AM ET

    After 26 years as one of the most politically connected investment bankers on Wall Street, Steven Rattner finally took a job in Washington — only it is not quite the one friends and business associates thought it would be.

  • Chrysler's End Game Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 9:28 AM ET

    In the week since President Obama's Auto Task Force decided GM and Chrysler were not viable, much of the focus has been on the future of GM, who runs the company, and how the country can save its largest auto maker.

  • Mitsubishi Motors Shares Jump After Electric Car Report Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:02 PM ET
    Cars drive during peak hour traffic on a major highway on the first day of a test to reduce car numbers in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 17, 2007. City officials yanked hundreds of thousands of private cars off Beijing's streets Friday to test whether a partial car ban could clear health-threatening smog and ease gridlock during next year's Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Shares of Mitsubishi Motors jumped to a three-month high on Friday after a newspaper said the automaker would double its annual production capacity target for electric cars in the business year to March 2012.

  • McCain Blasts Obama's Budget Plan Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:01 AM ET

    Calling it "general theft," Sen. John McCain blasted the Obama administration's budget proposal on CNBC Thursday.

  • Detroit Automakers' Sales Fall, but Less Than Feared Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    March sales fell sharply for General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler, but not as much as industry analysts had feared for any of the companies. Sales of Japanese automobiles also fell, though less steeply than they did for U.S. automakers.

  • Automakers Set to Report Weak March Sales Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 11:28 AM ET

    Automakers were set to release their March U.S. vehicles sales on Tuesday amid continued uncertainty about the future of U.S.-based car makers.

  • Obama's Thinking on GM, Chrysler Is Unchanged Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:19 PM ET
    GM Bailout

    The president's position on GM has not changed since Monday, a senior administration official said when asked to comment on a  Bloomberg report which said Obama had determined a prepackaged bankruptcy was the best way for GM to restructure.

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