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  • Storm Snarls Northeast Air Travel Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 10:47 AM ET

    A snowstorm blanketed the city early Friday, causing headaches for commuters and delaying flights at the region's major airports.

  • Keeping Your Car For A Long Time? You're Not Alone Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
    plymouth fury

    The latest survey by R.L. Polk about how long we hold onto our cars or trucks (on avg. 9.2 years) confirms something I've heard from many of you for some time: my car is old, but I'm not getting rid of it.

  • Ford's Mustang And "Knight Rider": A High Riding Role Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    In a world where it's tougher and tougher to get a car or brand to stand out, Ford's incorporation of the Mustang into NBC's new version of "Knight Rider" is a move that should pay off.  Since the show Sunday night, I've heard from numerous people who watched it and loved seeing the Mustang in a starring role. It was a prime time role Ford is counting on to continue changing its image.

  • Hertz Global Holdings said on Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit rose on an increase in worldwide car rental revenues.

  • GMAC Reorganization: More Proof Of Tough Times Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    The news this morning that Cerberus Capital is re-organizing GMAC's auto finance business is the latest indication the slowing economy and tighter credit are having a definite impact on the auto business.

  • Kirk Kerkorian: Could He Make A Play For Chrysler? Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    By now, you've probably have seen the headlines or stories about Kirk Kerkorian's advisor Jerry York giving a pessimistic view of Chrysler's future. After speaking here in Chicago, York was asked about the prospects for the struggling automaker to turn things around. York said, "Chrysler as a stand-alone company is not viable."

  • Chrysler's Road Ahead Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    I hear it all the time from car buffs, Chrysler fans, and those who lament the struggles of the American automakers. It goes something like this: "Why is Chrysler cutting back here in the U.S. and looking to expand overseas?"

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.

  • Continental Has Held Merger Talks with AMR: WSJ Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Continental Airlines has held preliminary merger talks with AMR's American Airlines, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing a person familiar with the situation.

  • Euro Stocks Fall, Bank Writedowns Feared Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    European stocks closed sharply lower Friday, with banks suffering the worst of the selling as investors braced for further writedowns from the sector.

  • Michelin Profit Jumps, But Misses Target Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    French tire group Michelin reported on Friday a rise in 2007 operating income due to cost cuts and price hikes and said despite many uncertainties it expected a further increase in 2008.

  • Muscle Cars: Readers Want To Keep Revving Up Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    Yesterday, I blogged about the growing speculation in the auto industry that we may be seeing the final hurrah for muscle cars. And yes, many of you took me to task for calling pony cars, muscle cars. Anyway, I was blown away by the e-mails many of you sent to me in which you said, "NO WAY! WE'RE NOT GIVING UP ON MUSCLE CARS!" Here's a sampling.

  • Renault 2007 Margin Roars Ahead on New Models Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 1:06 PM ET
    Renault Logan

    The head of Renault said on Thursday he was confident the group would hit its 2009 targets for profitability and volumes despite a downturn in European markets and a possible slowdown in emerging markets.

  • Daimler's Profit Misses, Forecasts Higher Growth Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:44 PM ET

    Daimler forecast higher unit sales and underlying operating profit in 2008, sending its shares higher despite fourth-quarter earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) that missed market expectations.

  • Muscle Cars: Should They Be "Driven" To Extinction? Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 9:40 AM ET
    2008 Dodge Challenger

    Earlier this week, an article in the Detroit News broached the question, "Are the days of the Muscle car numbered?" It was an interesting piece that has sparked a debate among people I know in the auto industry.

  • US Wins Auto Parts Trade Ruling Against China Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    The United States has won a preliminary ruling in a World Trade Organization case over Chinese tax policies that restrict imports of foreign auto parts, a U.S. trade official said on Wednesday.

  • Euro Stocks End Mixed, US Retail Boosts Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    European stocks ended mixed Wednesday, despite surprisingly good news from the U.S. retail sector, which pulled the major indexes higher in the afternoon session.

  • The Cars You LOVE For Valentine's Day Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    You love them! You really, really love them! OK, love might be a bit strong, but after I asked you to tell me what new models make your heart goes pitter patter, I heard from many over you. Mark picks the Nissan GT-R.

  • Stop Trading!: Stickin' with Sears Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Cramer is standing by the beleaguered housing stock. Also, his take on Warren Buffett's bond insurer band-aid and why GM could go to $50.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 Reports Net Loss, Excluding Tax Benefit Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 10:52 AM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    A one-time tax benefit helped quartelry operating income, while the company also made a deal with its largest union to offer buyout packages to hourly workers.