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  • Ford Passes Toyota For #2 In The U.S. Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 2:37 PM ET
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    It's been a long time coming. Roughly two years if you're keeping score. That's the last time Ford was locked in as the #2 automaker in the U.S. Well, after the first six months of 2009 Ford as once again pulled ahead of Toyota in U.S. sales year-to-date.

  • Retired From G.M. at 54. Pensionless at 74? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    General Motors is using its huge pension fund in a way it never intended. It had planned — and put money aside — for a steady march of retirees over time. But instead, tens of thousands of blue-collar workers, most in their 40s and 50s, are all becoming eligible for retirement benefits now, as the company rapidly downsizes.

  • Farrell: Slew of Okay Data Not Good Enough Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    Improvement in the "second derivative" is no longer acceptable. We will soon have to have outright good news, in my opinion, to move the markets.

  • Studs, Duds, And The Musical Chairs In Autoland Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 8:59 AM ET
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    After we get the June auto sales today, we will be halfway through a year that has thrown the auto makers and American car buyers for loop. Some thoughts on what's changed, what's the same, and some trends/ideas worth examining.

  • GM, Ford Suspend Operations in Russia on Low Demand Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    U.S. car giants General Motors and Ford suspended operations on their production lines in Russia Wednesday as the deepening economic crisis squeezes Russian consumers' demand for new cars.

  • Today In Fast Money History... June 30th Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 6:13 PM ET
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    On this date in 1953, General Motors began production of its first sports cars with an initial price tag of...

  • Going Fast. Deals And Models Harder To Find Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 8:56 AM ET
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    If you have, you've probably noticed things are a little different. Those deals that we've seen for months (ok, in many cases years) offering huge discounts are harder and harder to find. It's a little early to say we are done with the days when the buyer could call the shot on most models. You still, have some leverage, but not as much as in the past.

  • GM Enters Stretch Run To Exit Bankruptcy Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
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    It may not emerge from bankruptcy as quick as Chrysler, but GM is entering the stretch run, and can see the finish line. Tomorrow, the country's largest auto maker will be back in bankruptcy court to finalize plans to sell the "good assets" to a new GM that will emerge from bankruptcy with a clean balance sheet.

  • Marchionne's Silence Speaks Volumes Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 9:50 AM ET

    It's a regular question around Detroit and in the auto industry: When will we finally here from new Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne?

  • Market Tips: Buy, Buy, Buy US Stocks Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 6:14 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Friday as metal and oil prices gained. Experts tell CNBC the rally still has legs and it's time to buy, buy, buy.

  • Judge Denies GM Retirees' Request For Committee Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 3:28 PM ET
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    A bankruptcy judge on Thursday ruled that a group representing General Motors salaried retirees cannot form a formal committee to negotiate with the automaker as it attempts to reorganize and emerge from Chapter 11 as a new company.

  • Texting And Driving Worse Than Drinking and Driving Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 11:54 AM ET
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    The folks at Car and Driver Magazine have now documented just dangerous it can be. Rigging a car with a red light to alert drivers when to brake, the magazine tested how long it takes to hit the brake when sober, when legally drunk at .08, when reading and e-mail, and when sending a text. The results are scary.

  • Hertz CEO: We're Buying Cars...Lots of Cars Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 8:27 AM ET
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    Hertz Global Holdings is making a big bet on the consumer. In an interview on CNBC, Hertz CEO Mark Frissora says he's "literally scrambling to buy as many cars" as he can to ramp up for a rebound in demand.

  • Market Tips: Hot on US Banks, Not on Emerging Markets Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 5:20 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Thursday after the Federal Reserve cautioned that the U.S. economy would remain weak for a time, adding concerns about the sustainability of a recent recovery.

  • Ford's Favored Status Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 9:01 AM ET
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    If actions speak louder than words, watch how the Obama administration is dealing with Ford lately.

  • Market Tips: Big Pessimism on Housing Recovery Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    Trade was choppy for global stocks Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision and statement. Experts tell CNBC they are skeptical of a recovery in the housing market.

  • Cramer: Prices Are Down, Start Buying? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 8:26 PM ET

    That depends on the stock in question. But the Mad Money host has found a big reason to be positive.

  • GM Cutting 4,000 White Collar Jobs By End Of Year Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 4:49 PM ET
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    General Motors has notified its U.S. white-collar workers that it plans to cut about 4,000 more jobs by the end of the year.

  • Family Loyalty Anchors Ford in Risky Times Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 10:27 AM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    The Fords have had their tense times, most recently in 2007 when a few family members tried - unsuccessfully - to hire a Wall Street firm to advise the family on possible exit strategies. But as they have done for decades after their meeting last January, the Fords rallied behind the family’s appointed leader: William C. Ford Jr., a great-grandson of the founder and chairman since 1999.

  • The Electric Car Race Heats Up Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 9:22 AM ET
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    They've been jockeying for position for some time. But this morning, auto makers around the world will take big steps in the race to build mass market electric cars. When Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces grants for the development of fuel efficient vehicles and technologies, Ford, Nissan and Tesla will be the immediate beneficiaries.