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  • Ford

    Ask yourself a question, and be honest: If you ran Ford, would you hang on to Volvo and continue sinking money into turning around the brand or would you unload it as soon as you got a decent price?

  • Remember Cars? Sales Show Their "Death" Premature Friday, 2 May 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    After years of lamenting the "death of the car" and the rise of the SUV and CUV, fans of the sedan are finally seeing things turn their way. Last month, for the first time in roughly 20 years, cars outsold trucks (Pick-ups, SUVs, CUVs and minivans).

  • As Gas Costs Soar, Buyers Flock to Small Cars Friday, 2 May 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    Soaring gas prices has forced more Americans to buy smaller cars.

  • Kerkorian Aide Says Ford Should Sell Volvo, Mercury Friday, 2 May 2008 | 7:51 AM ET

    A top aide to billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian says Ford Motor should sell its Volvo and Mercury brands.

  • 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.