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  • 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.

  • GM Earnings: When The Good News Is NOT So Good Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    When is a positive earnings surprise actually a a doozy of a loss? When it's General Motors fourth quarter earnings. Confused? You aren't alone. Let me explain. GM reported adjusted fourth quarter earnings of $46 million dollars or 8 cents a share.

  • GM Shares Rise; Earnings Seen Topping Views Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 1:40 PM ET

    General Motors shares rose as much as 6 percent Monday as an analyst said the No. 1 U.S. automaker might report better than expected results from its automotive operations this week.

  • Chrysler Dealers Endorse Latest Restructuring Move Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Chrysler dealers, meeting as a group for the first time with the struggling automaker's new management team, Sunday expressed support for a newly unveiled plan to shrink Chrysler's retail network and streamline its product line-up. 

  • Go Ahead, admit it. At some point in the last year, you've seen a car, truck, or SUV that has caught your eye. Maybe you were just smitten. Maybe it was full love. But at some point, something made you stop and say, "I want that!" So what was it?

  • Chrysler Dealers Endorse Latest Restructuring Move Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 7:04 AM ET

    Chrysler dealers, meeting as a group for the first time with the struggling automaker's new management team, Sunday expressed support for a newly unveiled plan to shrink Chrysler's retail network and streamline its product line-up. 

  • As we reported this morning, Chrysler executives are discussing a plan that would call for the struggling automaker to aggressively shrink its product and dealer line-up in a move to get the company back in the black.

  • Chrysler Plans to Slash Product Lineup Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 5:35 AM ET

    Chrysler plans to cut its product line by half and also sharply reduce the numbers of dealerships as part of its strategy to cut costs and boost profitability, CNBC has learned.

  • A couple of items from the Chicago Auto Show that may not be getting the attention they deserve. Intellichoice has released its best overall value awards and, not surprisingly, Toyota's Prius is the best overall car under $24,000.

  • Volvo Shares Drop on Lower-than-Expected Earnings Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 12:39 PM ET

    World number-two truck maker Volvo posted a smaller-than-expected rise in fourth-quarter pretax profit on Wednesday, hitting its shares, but said itstill saw firm growth in its key European market.

  • There's a snow storm bearing down on us here in Chicago, and with the auto market almost as cold and uninviting as the weather, the Chicago Auto Show is trying to shake the winter blahs. The unveiling of the new Dodge Challenger should help.

  • Car "Experts": I Want To Hear From You Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    I often hear this from people as I walk around auto shows: "I'm pretty smart...I know my cars." It seems like everyone is a car expert, but how many really are so knowledgeable that they do influence others about what vehicles they drive?

  • Toyota's Profit Rises on Emerging Market Growth Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 8:41 AM ET
    A Tacoma pickup truck on the lot of a Toyota dealership.

    Toyota Motor reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly profit on Tuesday thanks to speedy growth in China, Russia and other emerging markets.

  • Super Bowl Ad Game: Audi Roars, Hyundai Stalls Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 2:08 PM ET

    Yes, the game was incredible. So good, you could argue that, for once, the Super Bowl commercials took a back seat to the game. But for two automakers, Audi and Hyundai, the big game was big chance to show off two big models. Audi's spot for the new R8 ran early in game and played off the famous scene in "The Godfather"...