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  • Futures suggested stock would retreat Tuesday after a milestone session on Monday that sent the S&P over 1,000 for the first time since November.

  • The Nissan Leaf

    The weekly chart for Nissan shows a powerful trend recovery and a strong rebound from newly created support areas. Is the rebound sustainable or is Nissan merely a 'leaf' blowing in the winds of turmoil facing the auto sector? Let's see what the charts say. 

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    So if you didn't make it to the dealer last week, have you missed your chance for the cash—and are you stuck with your clunker?

  • Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

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    Ford Motor's sales growth outpaced its rivals from the U.S. and Japan in July, rising 2.3 percent to give the automaker its first year-over-year monthly sales increase since November 2007, thanks in part to the U.S. government "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.

  • Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.

  • Ford

    Credit Cash for Clunkers with giving Ford the boost needed to post its first positive monthly sales in 2 years.

  • The Dow pulled off a modest gain Friday, capping a rocky week — and month.

  • The recession has hit a trough and we're past the worst month, said David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds.

  • Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as investors worries about the economy after this week's mixed reports.

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    The House voted to pump $2 billion into a popular cash-for-clunkers program running near empty, with a leading Democrat saying "consumers have spoken with their wallets."

  • Stocks wandered around Friday but seemed to lean higher as investors digested a pair of economic reports and news that the Obama administration wasn't suspending its "cash for clunkers" program.

  • Abandoned Lot

    Abandoned car factories, sprawling over hundreds of acres, often stand vacant for years awaiting demolition, environmental cleanup and a willing developer.

  • Car Allowance Rebate System

    When I first heard the $1 Billion set aside by the Federal government for the "Cash for Clunkers" program was about to run out, I chuckled and thought, "well that didn't take long." It also has brought up a question as to whether or not the quick evaporation of money means the public is ready to buy cars and trucks again, or if this is a one time "flash point" of demand sparked by Federal money. My gut says it's the latter.

  • US stock index futures pared their gains Friday after the latest GDP report showed a better headline number than economists expected, but traders had already been anticipating that number, which pros said is why the market was rallying the past few days.

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    The Cash for Clunkers program has been vital towards resuscitating the US auto industry and should continue, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson told CNBC.

  • He has one stock in mind. The question, though, is whether or not it still works.

  • BYD's all-electric e6 Sedan

    Warren Buffett's bet on a Chinese electric car company is generating sparks.  Bloomberg notes that Berkshire Hathaway's stake of almost 10 percent in BYD has soared in value by about $1 billion since it was first announced last fall.  The purchase was completed today at the September price after the China Securities Regulatory Commission gave its approval for the deal