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  • 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

    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.

  • A View from the Top: What the CEOs are Saying Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

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

  • Ford Shares Soar After Kerkorian Boosts Stake Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:00 AM ET
    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.

  • Cummins Crushes Caterpillar Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 7:08 PM ET

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

  • Ericsson Boosts Euro Shares, Banks Steady Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 12:11 PM ET

    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.

  • European Earnings: Ericsson Shares Soar Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    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.

  • View from the Top: What CEOs Are Saying Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 8:29 AM ET

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

  • Honda Profit Tumbles, Sees Yen Hitting 2008 Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 3:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft Points to Lower Open Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

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