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  • Fine Dining Bites Back at the Crunch in UK Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 11:26 AM ET

    Savvy consumers swarmed to London's Regent Park Thursday for the opening of Taste of London's four-day gourmet food festival. The event was teaming with cost-conscious foodies getting a chance to taste the wares of Michelin-starred chefs for a fraction of the price.

  • Bill Ford: Small Cars Will Be 'Profitable' Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 8:29 AM ET

    Although GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcy may be playing into Ford Motor’s strong June numbers, "it’s really our products that are getting the best reviews they’ve ever gotten," said William Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor in a live interview on CNBC.

  • Auto Dealers at Risk Turn to Washington Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    Empty GM Dealership

    Auto dealers accustomed to negotiating sales on their car lots clustered in the Capitol instead this week, looking to their trusty, neighborhood lawmakers to do some hard bargaining for them.

  • Michigan Works to Remake Itself Without King Auto Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 11:14 AM ET

    The economic crisis has been so severe that Michigan, with a $1.4 billion budget shortfall, is closing eight prisons to save money. It is also canceling more than 130 road and bridge repair projects because the state cannot come up with enough money to get matching federal funds.

  • Chrysler Back in Court to Get OK to Dump Dealers Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
    Chrysler Bankruptcy

    Chrysler headed back to bankruptcy court Tuesday to get a judge to approve the termination of 789 dealer franchises, while Chrysler's plan to become a stronger automaker partnered with Italy's Fiat awaits action by the nation's highest court.

  • Chrysler Bankruptcy

    A U.S. appeals court said Friday it would conditionally approve Chrysler's sale to Fiat but is keeping the deal on hold until Monday to allow an appeal.

  • An Auto Ad Upturn Ahead? Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 4:14 PM ET

    The media, including myself, has been buzzing about the ongoing doom and gloom for the advertising industry as automakers continue to pull back their marketing spend. But now we're hearing about some green shoots (if you will) for auto ads.

  • 'Private' GM Will Keep Making Financial Info Public Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    When General Motors emerges from bankruptcy protection, it will technically be a brand new, privately held company, yet it will be more publicly owned than ever, with taxpayers holding a 60 percent stake.

  • Art Cashin: Be Wary of Rally's New 52-Week Lows Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 11:52 AM ET

    New U.S. jobless claims fell for a third straight week last week; productivity rose 1.6 percent. What does this herald for the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered his insights to CNBC.

  • Hummer's Chinese Buyer a Newbie to Auto Industry Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    Hummer owners are an unusual breed, but a little-known Chinese company's surprise purchase of the American maker of gas-guzzling, military-style SUVs is audacious even by their standards.

  • Detroit’s Woes Wound an Army of Suppliers Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 10:29 AM ET

    With new-car sales touching low levels not seen in decades, and with G.M. and Chrysler forced to shut plants as they struggle through bankruptcy, prospects for small auto-supply factories seem grim.

  • Could GM Be Cool Again? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 1:23 PM ET

    There’s an almost palpable lack of confidence that General Motors  will exit bankruptcy as a leaner, meaner, stronger company. However, the game plan is basically to envision the New General as a sort of American Toyota, with a tidy lineup of brands to manage and an appealing fleet of economical, fuel-efficient vehicles to sell. Sedans and small, gas-sipping cars will be the future, not the fuel-chugging trucks and SUVs that got GM in trouble.

  • Hummer Finds a Buyer in Chinese Machinery Company Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    General Motors has reached a preliminary agreement for the sale of its Hummer brand of large sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks to a machinery company in western China with ambitions to become a carmaker, a person  familiar with the Chinese government approval process said Tuesday.

  • Over the next few months, Mr. Obama and his auto task force will face many tests as they try to create a new paradigm for the nationalization, however temporary, of a storied and troubled emblem of American industry.

  • Pros Say: US Debt Situation to Get Worse Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 5:10 PM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S., and shrugged off the GM bankruptcy filing. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Chrysler, Fiat Seek Accelerated Appeals Process Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

    Chrysler and Fiat have asked a bankruptcy court that approved their merger to shorten the process for appeals and bypass the U.S. District Court, according to a court documents.."

  • Is There Opportunity Hidden in GM's Bankruptcy? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 2:07 PM ET

    The stock can only go up, right? Wrong. What about all the deals on GM brands? Let's take a look.

  • GM Dealer - Now What? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 1:05 PM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    I'm once again out in Victorville, California, at Greiner Buick-Pontiac-GMC. It's beem just two weeks since my last visit, the day GM notified which dealerships would not have their contracts renewed next year. Greiner survived, and since that day, David Greiner says business has actually picked up, from about two cars sold a day to four.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama couldn't let General Motors fail, but he won't concede he's taking over the company.

  • Obama: Taxpayers Are Reluctant Shareholders in GM Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 12:29 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is defending the government's intervention in the auto industry, saying the collapse of GM and Chrysler would have been devastating for the economy and American workers.