Autos Automobiles and Components

  • Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. And for the folks at GM, this is good news. Today Ed Whitacre Jr, the GM Chairman will announce he is taking the CEO job on a permanent basis. The move comes less than two months after Whitacre replaced Fritz Henderson as Chief Executive Officer. While some will dismiss this news as a natural development at GM, this is more than simply removing "interim" from Whitacre's CEO title.

  • The Mad Money host dishes on big government, financial reform, Geithner and Bernanke and a few hot bank and autos stocks.

  • The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    On the surface, Toyota's latest recall related to unintended acceleration is the kind of scenario that could sink a company.

  • Stocks continued to slide on Friday, after logging their worst 2-day decline since June. Where should investors be looking? Mario Gabelli, founder, chairman and CIO of Gamco Investors, shared his stock picks.

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    CNW Marketing has tracked three car homes since the mid '90's and it finds there will be fewer this year, continuing a four-year pullback. According to CNW, the high water mark for three car homes was in 2006 when more than 13% of those surveyed said they had a spare car.

  • Many of the vehicles on this list happen to be some of the most exotic and expensive luxury cars on the market. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at the fuel economy and emissions of 2010 model cars to rank the worse 12 cars for the environment, and the vehicles on the list are either high performance luxury cars--like the Bugatti Veyron--or heavy-duty trucks--like the GMC Yukon. Take a look at the 12 worst cars for the environment.

    The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at the fuel economy and emissions of 2010 model cars to rank the worst 12 cars for the environment. Check out the list!

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    One day after pledging to double its hybrid sales by 2011, Toyota is putting the pieces in place to make sure it has the batteries needed to support its expanded hybrid production

  • Automakers from Ford to Honda to Toyota have been steadily releasing hybrid, electric and smaller vehicles to appeal to environmentally-conscious and cost-sensitive consumers. But with all these new cars on the market, you might be wondering which are the greenest? The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked the 12 greenest vehicles based on fuel economy and emissions. Click on to check out the greenest rides, starting with the greenest first.

    What are the greenest cars on the road, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy? Click to see the list.

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    It is a suggestion that continues to pop up on a regular basis: The U.S. should have another Cash for Clunkers Program. Don't laugh, it's an idea that some in the industry continue to push with regularity. While their intentions and hopes are understandable, it's an idea that won't become reality.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

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    At face value, it is not the biggest story in the auto industry. But it is one more important sign the auto market is returning to health.

  • A blockbuster earnings report from Intel was not enough to boost the Dow and S&P stock index futures on Friday, but there are a number of key events ahead this morning to influence investors before the opening bell rings.

  • Whereas the global regulatory and political powers-that-be made a good job of feigning coordination in their collective panic-button-pushing stimulus at the height of the financial crisis, it seems that it’s everyone for themselves in the scramble to punish the perceived perpetrators.

  • Investors should steer clear of these three Chinese stocks, the Mad Money host says.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street's stumble over weak economic trends was a short one, as investors turned an early loss into a modest gain despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales.

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    After the last three years and seeing scores of auto plants close down and thousands of plants shut down, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking the auto industry is dead. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street's direction Thursday is likely to be driven — at least in the early morning — by two key economic numbers, the weekly jobless claims report and December retail sales.

  • Cramer highlights a less than obvious pick on this hugely popular green technology.