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  • Truckers Snarl Traffic in Protest of Fuel Prices Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Trucks on roadway.

    Independent truckers around the country pulled their rigs off the road and others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices.

  • Setting The Record Straight On Car Deal Incentives Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    There are some commonly held perceptions among car buyers that are getting tossed out the window right now. The biggest, in my opinion, involve the incentives dealers and automakers are rolling out to sell cars, trucks, and SUVs. So, with the March auto sales coming out, it seems appropriate to set the record straight.

  • Auto Makers Seen Ending Quarter on a Down Note Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 3:17 PM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    Major automakers are expected to report lower U.S. vehicle sales for March Tuesday, ending the first quarter on a weak note and adding to evidence that the housing slump and tighter credit have crimped demand.

  • Time For Me To Say "Ta-Ta" To Jaguar Dealership Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    You've probably heard that Tata Motors--producer of the least expensive new car on the planet, the $2,000 Nano--is buying Jaguar. I always wanted a Jag. Even when people joked that you needed to own two because one was always broken down, I wanted one.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy Nat Gas Stocks Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    They're some of the S&P's best performers today and with good reason.

  • Daimler CEO Sees Fuel Cell Use in Near Future Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    With summer driving season around the corner, and the cost of gasoline at record highs, pain at the pump has become an everyday reality. And that has some automakers shifting their focus to alternative fuels, like hydrogen cells.

  • Tata Motors to Buy Ford Brands for $2.3 Billion Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 11:27 AM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    India's Tata Motors Wednesday announced a $2.3 billion deal to buy Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor Co, in a transaction that gives the emerging Indian automaker a model line-up ranging from ultra-cheap to high-end luxury.

  • Electric Cars: Will They Ever Be Ready To Drive? Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 10:37 AM ET

    The e-mail jumped off the screen at me. It came in earlier this week when I asked you why we have not seen a "game changing" car, truck, or SUV in a while. Ray wrote of his interest in Chevy's electric/gas hybrid Volt currently in development.

  • Ford to Announce Sale of Jaguar, Land Rover Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 6:59 AM ET
    Ford

    India's Tata Motors geared up for a bigger international presence on Wednesday with the expected announcement of its $2 billion-plus purchase of luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor.

  • Mega Movers Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    The trade ahead of Wednesday's durable goods report.

  • Finally, A Snitch That Makes Life Easier Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    Worried your car might get stolen? Want to keep track of your loved ones? With "Snitch" you can pinpoint the location of your vehicle, or someone else's, anywhere, anytime.

  • Ford: Will Anyone Buy One Let Alone "Drive One"? Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    The clock is ticking at Ford. By the end of 2009, the company has targeted that it will be back in the black. That's less than 2 years away and with the economy slowing down, you might be looking at that deadline and wondering if Ford is going to make it.

  • Ford Nears Sale of Jaguar and Land Rover Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 7:23 AM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    After months of talks, the Ford Motor Company and Tata Motors may finally have a deal.

  • Auto Industry: Where's The One Car We Can Talk About? Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Mojo, Buzz. You pick the adjective. The auto industry is lacking the one car, truck, or SUV that everyone is talking about. You know, the one model getting attention, good or bad. Think Hummer from 5 years ago. Or the Prius 3 years ago.

  • Talk about an amazing race. More than 65 futuristic, but real cars, will be racing throughout 10 U.S. cities, with the winner getting $10 million dollars. Sounds incredible, and it could be. It's the Automotive X prize competition which just signed on with Progressive Insurance providing $12.5 million dollars as the title sponsor.

  • Tele Atlas Shares Rally on TomTom Takeover Hopes Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    Shares in digital map maker Tele Atlas rallied on Thursday on hopes EU regulators will approve its 2.9 billion euro ($4.48 billion) takeover by TomTom, Europe's largest maker of car navigation devices.

  • After the Fed's Latest Rate Cut: CEOs Weigh In Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    A day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates another three-quarters of a point, CEOs joined Squawk Box to share their outlook on the economy and markets.

  • GM's Ute: America's Gain Is My "Loss" Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 8:55 AM ET
    2008 Australian Ute

    I hate to lose. I admit it. It's my competitive nature. Which will make today at the NY Auto Show a painful and costly experience for me. Today, Pontiac is showing its newest crossover utility vehicle. It's coming from GM's Australian subsidiary Holden and I have to admit it's pretty cool.

  • Lightning Round: Wachovia, Crocs, Ford and More Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 7:03 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Bob Nardelli

    As I sat down to interview Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli, Co-President Jim Press, and Co-President Tom LaSorda two things jumped out in my mind. First: is Chrysler's turn-around on target? Second: Do Chrysler's growth plans remove lingering doubts about the automaker's future.