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  • What's in a Name? For Daimler, Its Future Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 6:05 AM ET

    The ill-fated merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler in 1998 will officially fade into history's rear-view mirror on Thursday if shareholders approve changing the German carmaker's name to just Daimler.

  • GM Sales Rise in September, While Ford, Toyota Fall Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 3:28 PM ET

    General Motors said U.S. sales rose nearly 4% in September, boosted by incentives on its pickup trucks, while Ford Motor and Toyota Motor posted declines.

  • Auto Sales Numbers: Not So Bad Now, But Wait A Bit Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 2:52 PM ET

    As I watched the latest sales numbers come in for the month of September, I was expecting another month of the Big 3 posting lackluster numbers. And while the sales figures by mid-afternoon Tuesday were not great, the sales last month were not a disaster.

  • Axle's Rosy Outlook Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    GM’s good fortune should trickle down to this auto-parts company, which gets 80% of its sales from the Detroit carmaker.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.

  • GM Paves Way for Ford Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    The United Auto Workers gave up so much it’s inevitable the rest of Detroit will have demands of its own.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.

  • Ford/Chrysler: Will They Buy The GM/UAW Deal? Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:28 AM ET

    Well, that didn't take long. Just 5 days after the UAW and General Motors struck a deal there are already people complaining that they don't like the agreement and questions about whether or not it will be the pattern and language of the contracts Ford and Chrysler strike with the union. I'm not surprised, to hear the complaints.

  • UAW Locals Begin Voting on UAW-GM Contract Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 1:31 AM ET

    United Auto Workers members at a local headquartered near Detroit voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve the union's tentative contract with General Motors in one of the first tests for the new labor pact.

  • Big 3 Automakers: Which One Will Turn It Around? Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:05 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    On a regular basis, I get some variation of this question: Which one of the Big 3 has the best shot at picking up market share and giving Toyota and Honda a run for their money. In other words, which one of Detroit's automakers has the pipeline of cars, trucks and SUV's to become the "hot" brand?

  • GM May Close 2 More Plants Under Deal Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 4:25 AM ET

    The tentative contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers would allow GM to close a plant each in Michigan and Indiana and possibly shut down several other facilities, according to a detailed copy of the agreement.

  • September Auto Sales Expected to Decline Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 4:20 PM ET
    2008 Honda Accord

    September auto sales are expected to be weak due to a credit crunch, high gas prices and the troubled housing market, reflecting an overall slowdown for the year but little effect from the brief strike against General Motors, industry analysts say.

  • GM Grants U.S. Job Security Guarantees to UAW Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers won guarantees in its tentative contract agreement with General Motors that many new products would be built at U.S. plants to save jobs, union President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday.

  • BMW Expansion: Should They? You Tell Me Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 11:04 AM ET
    BMW 1 Series

    The latest news out of Germany about BMW considering adding a fourth brand to compliment its BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce line-up raises an interesting question. How do you add to one of the most successful auto companies in the world and get it right? It's not as simple as it sounds.

  • BET's Johnson 'Drives' Into New Business (Cars) Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    The founder of BET, Robert L. Johnson, just announced he's going into a new business--one that has very little to do with his media background. He's going to be buying and operating car dealerships in the southern and midwest regions of the country, partnering with the McLarty-Landers Automotive Group.

  • GM Could Get Labor Pay Savings from UAW Deal: WSJ Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 6:50 AM ET

    General Motors would be able to buy out as many as 24,000 UAW workers and replace them with lower-paid hires under a tentative contract agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Friday.

  • Quarterly Profits to Show Smallest Gain in Five Years Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 2:35 PM ET

    Third-quarter corporate earnings are expected to show the weakest growth in five years, but a rebound is likely in the fourth quarter.

  • Chevy's Hybrids To Be Game Changers? Maybe Not Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 11:33 AM ET

    After sucking fumes behind Toyota and its popular Prius, GM is stepping up to the plate with the next generation of hybrids. They are called 2-mode hybrids because they get electric motor assist in the city AND on the highway. GM unveil the first of these 2-mode hybrids today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas...

  • BMW Plans to Sell More Than 2 Million Cars/Year by 2020 Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 9:02 AM ET

    BMW, the world's largest premium carmaker, aims to sell significantly more than 2 million vehicles a year by the end of the next decade and earn up to a 10% return on sales before interest and tax at its core automotive division by 2012.

  • Stop Trading!: GM Revs Up Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:53 PM ET

    The stock popped after a settlement with the United Auto Workers was announced. Cramer expects shares to climb even more by the end of October.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.

  • Pink-Sheet Profits? Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:23 PM ET

    Navistar may look like a risky stock, but Cramer said it could be a real moneymaker.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.

  • GM: How Best To 'Rev Up' Its Bottom Line Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:17 PM ET
    2007 GMC Acadia

    Just a few hours after I reported the new contract between GM and the UAW, I started hearing this question: "Can GM really boost its bottom line now that its costs have been lowered?" My gut says it can do it, IF the company builds on the improvement of its products in the last couple of years.