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  • Honda to Boost China Capacity by 20% Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:44 PM ET
    2008 Honda Civic

    Honda Motor will boost its annual output capacity in China by about 20 percent to 650,000 vehicles, aiming for a larger share of the fast-growing market, the Nikkei business daily said onThursday.

  • Chevy Malibu: A Good (Selling) Car For Tough Times Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:50 AM ET
    2008 Chevy Malibu

    There's an old adage in the car business that even in tough times, good cars will still sell. That might explain why certain models continue to fly off dealer lots and even sell at a higher price, even though the overall auto market is down. Perhaps the most interesting example is the new Chevy Malibu.

  • Sell a Car Like a Cell Phone@f0 Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 7:16 AM ET

    Car companies, oil and gas companies have vowed to clean-up the air.  But an Israeli investor is actually doing something. 

  • Chrysler's "Free Gas" Offer: Not Sure I'm Buying It Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
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    So it's come to this. Giving customers a guarantee they won't pay more than $2.99 a gallon if they buy a new car, truck, SUV. On the surface, it's a smart move by Chrysler. But I'm not sure how much it will help sales at the struggling automaker.

  • UAW Strikes at GM's Kansas Plant Monday, 5 May 2008 | 11:42 AM ET
    GM Headquarters

    General Motors workers at a Kansas assembly plant making the hot-selling Chevrolet Malibu went on strike as of Monday morning, an official at United Auto Workers union Local 31 said.

  • Ford

    Ask yourself a question, and be honest: If you ran Ford, would you hang on to Volvo and continue sinking money into turning around the brand or would you unload it as soon as you got a decent price?

  • Remember Cars? Sales Show Their "Death" Premature Friday, 2 May 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    After years of lamenting the "death of the car" and the rise of the SUV and CUV, fans of the sedan are finally seeing things turn their way. Last month, for the first time in roughly 20 years, cars outsold trucks (Pick-ups, SUVs, CUVs and minivans).

  • As Gas Costs Soar, Buyers Flock to Small Cars Friday, 2 May 2008 | 11:08 AM ET
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    Soaring gas prices has forced more Americans to buy smaller cars.

  • Kerkorian Aide Says Ford Should Sell Volvo, Mercury Friday, 2 May 2008 | 7:51 AM ET

    A top aide to billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian says Ford Motor should sell its Volvo and Mercury brands.

  • 2008 Ford Expedition

    At long last the gas price surge has hit a point where truck and SUV sales are hurting. How bad is it? Look at the awful April numbers for truck sales.

  • Auto Sales Dragged Down as Trucks, SUVs Plunge Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    Major automakers reported lower April sales across the board as record-setting gas prices stemmed vehicle purchases, with truck sales seeing especially steep falls.

  • Volvo's 2020 Vision: The Injury-Proof Car Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:06 AM ET
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    The destruction of the orange sedan with its slapdash paintwork may have been intentional but it was far from wanton.

  • Fed Kills Rally but Dow Snaps Losing Streak Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks finished slightly lower Wednesday as another rate cut and no indication from the Federal Reserve that it plans to stop anytime soon killed an earlier rally.

  • Stocks Pop After Fed Rate Cut, Then Fizzle Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • GM, P&G Lead Rally Ahead of Fed Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Stocks Rise as Oil Recedes; GM Jumps Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • GM--Give Them Credit For Putting Turnaround In Gear Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 9:15 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Take that GM doubters. In the last month there's been a growing chorus of investors and auto industry followers who have started to question if the General Motors turnaround had stalled. It looks like the naysayers are a bit overzealous in their predictions of gloom and doom.

  • GM Loss Less Than Expected; Shares Surge Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 7:21 AM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    General Motors posted better-than-expected results on strong overseas sales, despite a costly supplier strike, waning demand for its most profitable vehicles and charges related to struggling former subsidiaries.

  • Ford's Rebound: Something To Believe In Or Not? Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 12:35 PM ET
    Ford

    In one week Ford has gone from being perceived as an automaker struggling to jump start its business, to a company and stock worth betting on. My how things can change in just a few days. So it's time to ask yourself: Do you believe Ford will come back?

  • European Earnings: BMW Up, Daimler Down Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
    2007 BMW 335i Convertible

    Germany dominated earnings headlines from Europe Tuesday, with luxury-car maker BMW reporting a mixed set of first-quarter results, rival Daimler announcing worse-than-expected first-quarter earnings and Continental posting a 29 percent rise in first-quarter underlying operating profit.