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  • 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 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 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 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.

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    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.

  • 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

    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?

  • 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.

  • Chief executives from around Europe discussed their companies' earnings, opportunities and the challenges they face in 2008 with CNBC Europe Tuesday.

  • Ford

    Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian has taken aim at the No. 2 U.S. automaker, acquiring what could become a 5.6 percent stake in Ford Motor.

  • Kirk Kerkorian

    How's this for an intriguing move. Tracinda Corp., the investment firm representing the vast interests of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian is tendering an offer to take a greater stake in Ford Motor Company.

  • This company is years ahead of the competition, Cramer says.

  • European shares rallied on Friday to end the week in positive territory, led by technology stocks after Ericsson beat forecasts with its earnings, and as the banking sector stabilized.

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    Earnings news dominated Friday's European trade with Sweden's Ericsson's shares up more than 12 percent after the company reported better-than-expected results.

  • Chief executives from Europe discussed earnings, opportunities and challenges their companies face in 2008 with CNBC Europe Friday.

  • Honda Motor posted a muchbigger than expected 85.6 percent tumble in quarterly net profit on Friday, and forecast a weak year ahead hit by a stronger yen, rising commodities prices and a soft U.S. car market.

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    Microsoft beats expectations but lowers its forecast, Apple surges, the greenback makes a big comeback and more in Thursday's Word on the Street.

  • Alan Mulally

    This is getting to be a habit for Ford Motor Chief Executive Alan Mulally. Once again, his company has posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings. This time, the company turned a $100 million profit when Wall Street was forecasting a loss of roughly $300 million.

  • 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)

    Ford Motor posted a quarterly profit on Thursday led by strong results in Europe and South America and a narrowing loss in North America.

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    Hyundai Motor on Thursday posted a 28% rise in quarterly net profit but the result missed forecasts by a wide margin as rising raw material prices offset higher sales fueled by a weaker won.