Autos Automobiles and Components

  • Ford Sign

    Ford Motor is increasing its focus on the fast-growing car markets of the Asia-Pacific region, executives said Wednesday as they rolled out a new small car in India, says the New York Times.

  • As IPO's go, A123 has elicited a fair amount of discussion, much of it boiling down to this question: Is buying into the promise of the Massachusetts-based battery maker the same as buying into the hype that surrounded ethanol related stocks a few years back?

  • Car on road

    They are the moves, comments, and reflections of a struggling auto industry finally getting back on its feet. In the last week several major automakers and their executives have sent clear signs they are preparing for better times.

  • This company is certainly one of them, Cramer says. Find out how to play it.

  • Chevy Malibu 2008

    General Motors will go to 24-hour operations at factories in Kansas, Michigan and Indiana to make up for production lost due to a large-scale factory consolidation announced earlier in the year.

  • Chrysler

    My blog about Chrysler deciding to kill the owner's manual and replace it with a DVD and a small quick reference user guide prompted many of you to blast me for saying it seems like a smart move.

  • 2009 Hyundai Genesis

    It was not exactly a planned strategy, but the recession, particularly in the United States, has been very good for Hyundai, the South Korean automaker.

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    Car dealership chain CarMax said Tuesday its fiscal second quarter profit surged on higher sales and a one-time gain related to its auto financing business.

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    In the world of advancing the auto business, this doesn't rank up there with side curtain airbags in terms of importance. Heck, it's a change most people won't even notice. Still, Chrysler's decision to replace the bulky owner's manual with a DVD and small user's guide is one that a few folks out there will see as a no-brainer that is long overdue.

  • Some of the market’s key drivers could rise or fall based on these quarterly numbers, the Mad Money host says.

  • It's gotten so bad in real estate that condo developers can't even give away a FREE CAR to lure buyers.

  • That’s positive, not Pollyanna. Cramer explains why his bullish outlook is downright realistic.

  • 2010 Prius

    Every once in a while, you go to an auto show, and the future of the industry crystallizes before your eyes... ow there is another wave of vehicles that will drive the auto industry over the next 10-15 years. They are the electric, plug-in hybrids, and extended range electric cars.

  • Sergio Marchionne

    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne candidly admits the troubled American auto maker was far weaker than expected when he finally took over as CEO. I caught up with him at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and he pulled no punches in assessing what he found at Chrysler when he became CEO.

  • Auto assembly line

    Automotive steel has changed quite a bit since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line. Prompted by crash-worthiness requirements and the need to make cars lighter to improve gas mileage, automakers are replacing conventional steels with advanced high-strength ones.

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    Cash-for-clunkers may have pushed retail sales higher, but the road to recovery is likely be a bumpy one, say economists.

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    President Barack Obama, claiming credit for an uptick on his watch, told autoworkers Tuesday that the economy is on its way back from the brink because of his policies.

  • Renault Twizy Concept

    Renault/Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is not a man to tiptoe into anything. When he leads his company into a new arena, he likes to go in charging. When Nissan stepped up to the U.S. full size pick-up truck market a few years back, he made a big splash in Detroit. Now, in Frankfurt, he's doing it again.

  • Cramer can’t understand why the president sounded so downbeat on Monday, especially when there were plenty of reasons to feel positive.

  • When artist Aaron Heideman lost his job at a paint-supply store, he decided it was time for a change. But his was a little more radical than most: He sold all of his possessions and started living in a van—a choice that could yield him $250,000.