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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.

  • Frankfurt Auto Show

    After a year of going to auto shows that felt more like wakes, there's a sense the Frankfurt Auto Show starting Tuesday will bring optimism back to the industry. Call it premature. Call it wishful thinking. Call it whatever you like. But for those who relish auto shows because of the new models, styles, and trends they unveil, this could be the start of seeing the car business focus on cars.

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    An acrimonious trade dispute between China and the US is officially about tires, chickens and cars but is really much broader, the New York Times reports.

  • Robert Lutz, as General Motors vice chairman.

    Bob Lutz is swinging for the fences. Knowing he has to move quickly to change the perception of GM cars and trucks, the head marketing man is putting his money where his mouth is. General Motors is offering a 60 day money back guarantee on the company line-up of '09 and '10 models.

  • Taxpayers may not recover all of the bailout money awarded to the auto sector, said Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel in charge of the Troubled Assets Relief Program [TARP].

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    A Congressional Oversight Panel report on the use of TARP funds to restructure the auto industry questions some of the decisions President Obamas Auto Task Force made with regard to GM and Chrysler.

  • Porsche Panamera

    Conventional wisdom says the very well off go through recessions with little or no impact...This fall, conventional wisdom will be tested. There are a slew of new models either hitting showrooms or being introduced for hitting the street next year

  • Before you make your next auto play, you should hear what Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik told us about the outlook for his industry!

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    August unemployment data were released this morning and the numbers were not as bad as expected. The rate of job losses is slowing, and some economists think that the rate of jobs lost should reach zero sometime around year end with job growth returning in early 2010.