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  • EU Court Overturns German Law Protecting VW Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    The European Court of Justice ruled illegal on Tuesday a German law that shields car maker Volkswagen from foreign takeovers.

  • Toyota Loses Top Sales Slot to GM in Third Quarter Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 2:55 AM ET

    Toyota said Monday it sold 2.34 million vehicles globally in the July-September quarter, fewer than General Motors' tally, as its U.S. rival regained the lead in the race to be the world's top automaker.

  • Chrysler/UAW: What's Wrong With The Contract Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    I watched the latest vote results from rank and file United Auto Workers at Chrysler and thought to myself, "what do these people want?" Through the weekend an estimated 11,000 UAW have rejected the tentative contract the union agreed to with Chrysler. Some 6,000 have voted in favor of it.

  • UAW Vote Divided on Chrysler Deal Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 4:41 PM ET

    United Auto Workers members at a major Chrysler assembly plant in St. Louis have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract with Chrysler, delivering a setback to union leadership in early voting on the four-year deal. ...But a smaller local at the Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha, Wis., approved the contract by 82 percent.

  • I asked, and you told me--which of the Big 3 has the best chance to turn things around. A lot of you think General Motors  has the best shot. This was not a scientific survey of course, and to be honest, I received a slew of e-mails from people who think Ford and Chrysler are the two automakers that will get their act together first with new models that se

  • GM's Third-Quarter Sales Rise 4 Percent Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 9:40 AM ET
    General Motors

    General Motors said Thursday its global sales rose 4 percent to a record 2.38 million cars and trucks in the third quarter of 2007, driven by strong demand in emerging markets.

  • Chrysler: At Last, A Car Maker Doing The Right Thing Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 8:22 AM ET
    2007 Chrysler Pacifica

    Finally, at long last, someone in Detroit has seen the light. That someone is Chrysler president Jim Press, and what he's about to do is something executives in Detroit should have been doing for decades: Stop building cars/trucks/SUV's that don't sell.

  • Volkswagen Has Record September Sales, Up 6.5% Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 6:19 AM ET

    Volkswagen's group sales rose 6.5 percent last month to 545,500 vehicles, its best September ever, as brisk foreign sales offset a slump at home in Germany, Europe's biggest carmaker said on Thursday.

  • Honda to Cut Japan Outlook on Brutal Sales Decline Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 12:26 AM ET

    Honda Motor, Japan's second-largest automaker, has suffered a sharp fall in sales in Japan and will revise down its domestic sales volume target for this year, a top executive said on Thursday.

  • A Bull Market in Auto Junk? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 11:13 AM ET

    Cramer says yes. And LKQ Corp. is the best way to play it.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Gateway Classic Cars: It's Cool To Drool!! Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    Here's a 'guy' question. Is it uncool to drool? Really, I mean it. When you're standing in a showroom with over a hundred vintage muscle cars, all for sale, is it okay to become slacked jawed and lose a little saliva?

  • Toyota Bashers: Stop Before Saying "I Told You So" Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 8:39 AM ET

    Go ahead, say it! SAY IT! When some of you saw the news that Consumer Reports is no longer recommending one of the Toyota Camry's (6 cylinder), Tundra's (V-8 4WD) and Lexus GS (AWD) the first thing you thought is, "I told you so!!!"

  • Toyota Recalls 470,000 Cars in Japan, Shares Drop Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:47 AM ET

    Toyota Motor said it would recall about 470,000 cars in Japan including the Crown, Sienta and bB models, on fears of fuel leaks and steering problems, sending the automaker's shares lower.

  • Consumer Reports 'Drops' Toyota: The Vlog Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 4:15 PM ET

    Here's my first "vlog" or video piece made exclusivey for this blog. The topic:for the first time in more than a decade, Consumer Reports does not recommend Toyota's Camry. Take a look and listen.

  • GM's Chevy Malibu: Will Ad Blitz Turn Heads? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 8:32 AM ET
    2008 Chevy Malibu

    Get ready. Here comes one of the biggest ad and marketing blitzes of the year. On TV, in magazines and on the internet--especially the internet--GM is out to prove it can still make a car we want.

  • European Car Sales Shift Down in September Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 5:46 AM ET

    New car sales in Europe were slightly down in September and virtually flat over the nine months, data showed on Tuesday, as consumers remained cautious despite low interest rates amid a paucity of new car models.

  • Market Story Simple: Citi And Eaton Dominate Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:46 PM ET

    It's a pretty simple story today: Citi and Eaton. Citi, because they spoke about the need to raise reserves for potential losses in the credit area (reviving concerns about a consumer burdened by debt) and Eaton because they lowered Q4 guidance.

  • Ford

    Ford Motor Chief Executive Alan Mulally said Monday he is pleased with the "breadth and depth" of interest in Ford's British luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover.

  • GM Details 'Significant' Savings in UAW Pact Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:29 PM ET
    General Motors

    A new four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers will transfer an estimated $46.7 billion worth of retiree health care liability from the company to the union and will significantly reduce labor costs, the company said Monday.

  • Big 3: Why Don't You Believe They'll Come Back? Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:36 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    It came out left field. There I am Saturday morning at the gas station when the guy behind me said, "You keep saying GM's getting better. I'll believe it when I see it." At first I wasn't sure he was talking to me, but after a few seconds I asked him why he he doubts GM is coming back.