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  • Bridgestone Suffers Profit Fall, Cuts Forecasts Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 5:14 AM ET

    Top Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone posted a worse-than-expected 18 percent drop in first-half operating profit on Friday citing expensive raw materials and a stronger yen, and slashed its forecasts as vehicle sales slump in Western markets.

  • Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.

  • Today's Top Videos: Olympics, Citigroup & More... Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    AIG reports weak earnings and further write-downs, while GE says the Beijing Olympics will help boost the company's brand image. Following are today's top videos:

  • Toyota's Profit Hit Shows Even The Big Boys Feel Heat Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    When Toyota reported a drop in fiscal first quarter profits of 28%, it immediately sparked a slew of e-mails from those of you who think I "favor" the Japanese automaker. In general the comments say, "Take that Toyota Phil, even your beloved auto company is hurting."

  • Chrysler, Nissan in Talks to Make Midsize Cars: WSJ Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 2:27 AM ET

    Chrysler is in talks with Japan's Nissan Motor about jointly producing midsize cars, the Wall Street Journal said Thursday.

  • Saving GM: Dale Jr., Lutz Candor and Design Studio Buzz Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Over the last year of putting together our CNBC documentary, co-workers have asked me time and again about my favorite moments. When you watch "Saving GM" tonight, you will see some of them. But here are my top 3.

  • The Good And Bad of Ford Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    Some hurting, poorly managed companies can turn out to be great stocks. Fast Money's special series "Bad Company, Good Stock" takes a look at Ford.

  • GM Board Throws Support Behind CEO: WSJ Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    The board of directors at General Motors remains supportive of Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, despite the company's recent, unexpected $15.5 billion loss, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

  • Lutz Loves His First Volt "Test Drive" Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 10:40 AM ET
    Bob Lutz

    GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz invited me to watch him test the E-Flex system behind the new Chevy Volt. Given the enthusiasm surrounding the Volt, I jumped at the opportunity. Would E-Flex deliver on the promise that's been built up surrounding GM's electric car? The answer: Yes.

  • Will The Car Credit Crunch Worsen? Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 9:15 PM ET

    As struggles in the automobile industry compound with each passing quarter, the news that Chrysler's financial unit is unable to reach its goal of raising $30 billion in financing support may impact its ability to support sales.

  • Avoid the tricks. Learn the secrets. A former "insider" reveals how to get the best deals on wheels.

  • Saving GM: Why Wagoner Won't Go Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    After almost 10 years of covering General Motors, including the last year going behind the scenes for our upcoming documentary "Saving GM", I often hear the same question time and again. Where is chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner taking this company?

  • Chrysler Renews Credit Facilities But Cuts Amount Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:49 AM ET

    Chrysler's finance arm said Sunday it had renewed its credit facilities, but had reduced the amount to $24 billion from $30 billion due to tough credit markets and changes in its retail strategy.

  • Capitalizing on the Conversion to Nat Gas Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    When we decide to make the switch away from dirty, environmentally unfriendly oil, these companies will help make it happen.

  • Stocks Kick Off August With a Drop Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    Stocks started the month off with a decline as a rise in oil and larger than expected loss from  General Motors rekindled worries about the economy.

  • Auto Sales Prove No Bottom For Industry Yet Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:28 PM ET
    Ugly Auto Sales

    The July sales rate dropped to it's lowest level since April of '92. Last month, the sales pace was 12.55 million. More than a million units slower than June. And unlike June nearly every automaker was down in July.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Worries Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • Stocks Retreat After ISM, Jobs Reports Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • Automakers Driven to Massive Losses in July Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 12:27 PM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    U.S. auto sales tumbled in July, reflecting a deepening downturn in the industry, with tight credit and weak consumer confidence driving General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor to post double-digit declines.

  • GM Earnings: Here's Why They Were So Bad Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    We knew GM's second quarter earnings would be ugly, but I'm not sure many people expected this kind of number. Certainly Wall Street didn't since the estimate was for GM to lose $1.489 Billion. Turns out Gm's loss was 4 times worse: $6.3 Billion.