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  • Nissan Recalls US Cars, Engine May Stop Running Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 1:32 PM ET

    Japan's Nissan Motor said on Thursday it will recall 713,986 Altima and Sentra cars in North America, mostly in the United States, because their engines may suddenly stop running.

  • Negotiations in France Strikes Begin Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 6:22 AM ET

    Long-awaited negotiations with striking transit workers began Wednesday, the eighth full day of a walkout that has paralyzed train traffic throughout France.

  • Fill'er Up? For Some Big Cars, It Now Costs $100 Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 4:43 PM ET

    Nearly 32 million Americans will take to the roads this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, seemingly undeterred by retail gasoline prices over $3 a gallon — a figure that is translating to $100 fill ups for some.

  • Sarkozy Calls for End to French Transport Strikes Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged transport workers on Tuesday to end a seven-day national strike over pension reform and give negotiations a chance.

  • On the Line: CSX CEO Michael Ward Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 6:53 PM ET

    If shareholders aren't nagging the homebuildiers, banks and mortgage insurers, then why bother a railroad company?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.

  • Court Rejects Federal SUV Fuel Standards Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 1:53 PM ET

    A U.S. federal appeals court Thursday threw out planned federal fuel economy standards for many sport-utility vehicles, minivans and pickup trucks.

  • $3 Gasoline Can't Stop Thanksgiving Travel, AAA Says Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 1:23 PM ET
    Drivers on Interstate 580 approach the MacArthur Maze interchange in heavy traffic on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, near Oakland, Calif. A portion of the interchange collapsed Sunday morning after a tanker truck carrying 8,600 gallons of gasoline overturned and burst into flames. Despite worries about commute nightmares stemming from the closure of two main arteries, Interstate 580 traffic was only slightly worse than normal on Tuesday morning.    (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    Millions of Americans will drive their cars to visit family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday, even though gasoline is above $3.00 per gallon, travel and leisure group AAA said Thursday.

  • Delta Reviews Options, Denies UAL Merger Talk Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 5:59 PM ET

    Delta Air Lines, the No. 3 U.S. carrier, said it has established a special board committee to help management review its strategic options, including mergers.

  • Strikes Hit France as Unions Fight Sarkozy Reforms Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 12:24 AM ET

    France faces travel chaos on Wednesday as transport unions broaden a nationwide strike against pension changes that President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged as part of an ambitious plan to reform the economy.

  • Beijing 2008: Hotels Building A Big Presence In China Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    Major companies such as Chicago-based Marriott International, the Intercontinental Group of Britain, Accor of France and Shangri-La of Hong Kong, have built networks and are expanding aggressively through the country. 

  • Beijing 2008: US Airlines Look To Land Of Opportunity Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    The Olympic games in Beijing are a prime opportunity for US carriers to prove their worth and thus gain greater access to a key growth market.

  • Beijing 2008: Major Hotel Groups Gearing Up Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    Top Western hotel brands are already well established in Beijing and Shanghai – as well as smaller cities – and are boosting their presence, looking to capitalize on the games, which are expected to draw an estimated 2 million visitors.

  • Ford Narrows Jaguar, Land Rover Suitors to 3 Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 1:26 PM ET
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    Ford Motor has narrowed the auction of its Jaguar and Land Rover brands to three bids, two of them involving Indian companies, people familiar with the matter said Monday.

  • Chrysler plans to offer a new round of rebates in December in preparation for what is expected to be a tough sales year in 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday citing people familiar with the matter.

  • US Airline Stocks Follow Market Slide Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

    Shares of US Airways Group led major U.S. airline stocks lower on Thursday, as the sector matched a steep decline in the broader market.

  • GM to Take $39 Billion Charge, Faces Challenges Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:00 PM ET
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    General Motors said it would book a $39 billion non-cash charge in the third quarter, reflecting the risk of a slower turnaround that could keep it from claiming expected future tax credits in key markets.  GM will report third-quarter results on Wednesday.

  • Ford Labor Pact Would Spare 3 US Plants: UAW Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 3:15 PM ET

    Ford Motor agreed to keep three U.S. plants open and pour significant new investment into its other manufacturing facilities as part of a tentative contract with the United Auto Workers, union officials briefed on the deal said on Monday.

  • Ford Drops While Rivals Gain in Auto Sales Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 2:42 PM ET
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    Ford's U.S. sales fell 9.3 percent in October, leaving it slightly behind rival Toyota, which reported a 4.5 percent sales increase for last month.

  • US Auto Sales Seen Declining Slightly in October Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

    U.S. auto sales are expected to have dipped slightly in October, as stepped-up incentive spending by automakers could not totally offset the drag from continued turmoil in the U.S. housing market, analysts said.

  • Ford, UAW Step Up Pace of Contract Talks Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 1:33 PM 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)

    Ford Motor  and the United Auto Workers union Tuesday intensified the pace of negotiations for a new labor contract, a person familiar with the talks said.