• Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • United States Treasury Building

    The government plans to sell the bulk of its stake in auto lender Ally Financial, to raise up to $2.66 billion.

  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood arrives for a news conference where he announced findings from a 10-month-long National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study into unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles at the Transportation Department on Feb. 8, 2011.

    Critics are questioning why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration let GM sidestep a recall for the ignition switch issues.

  • A Jeep Renegade SUV, is driven on to the stage during its launch at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 4, 2014.

    The Jeep Renegade is the anchor of an aggressive plan to take the brand global.

  • Chrysler opens new plant in Michigan

    Chrysler is unveiling its largest and most technologically advanced factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, just North of Detroit, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Workers inspect a Passat at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.

    More than 1,500 hourly wage workers at Volkswagen Chattanooga are voting on whether to join the United Auto Workers.

  • Marchionne to stay with Fiat Chrysler

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Fiat Chrysler hopes to list its IPO on October 1st.

  • General Motors CEO Mary Barra attends the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall on January 16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.

    General Motors announced a new pay structure for its top executives that includes a cash base salary of $1.6 million for Chief Executive Mary Barra.

  • Clotaire Rapaille

    Clotaire Rapaille has been called "a corporate prophet," and he has some interesting forecasts for China, the Mideast and women's role in the world.

  • 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8

    The top four U.S. automakers missed December sales expectations, but 2013 will easily be the industry's best year since the recession.

  • U.S. Auto Sales Almost Back To Pre-Recession Levels: Pro

    Alec Gutierrez, Senior Market Analyst, Automotive Insights at Kelley Blue Book said low rates and enticing lease offers have helped to get consumers back into auto showrooms.

  • Trader Blitz: Fiat, Twitter & more

    Automaker Fiat reached a deal to buy shares of Chrysler it didn't already own, and Evercore raised its price target on Twitter. The FMHR traders share their strategies to playing the stocks.

  • Fiat spikes on Chrysler buy

    Fiat has gained control of Chrysler by purchasing the remaining stake for over $4 billion. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Fiat shares post their biggest one day gain since April of 2009.

  • Fiat up almost 15% on deal

    Fiat has officially gained full control of Chrysler after purchasing the remaining stake for over $4 billion. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.

  • Fiat/Chrysler: It is 'the best outcome'

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the deal between Fiat and Chrysler and says it is the "best outcome" for all the parties involved but highlights that Chrysler's "regional auto-maker" status will be a challenge.

  • Sales are expected to be up at least 4 percent year over year, with the industry anticipating all-time record spending on new vehicles.

  • The Ron Burgundy effect on Dodge

    Tim Kuniskis, Dodge president and CEO, discusses the success of the Ron Burgundy ad campaign and what risks where involved when deciding to tap the fictional news anchor to be the face of Dodge. "The real success has been the entertainment of the spots," Kuniskis says.

  • 2013 Mazda 3 sedan

    A look at the EPA's initial estimates for the most fuel-efficient automakers in 2013.

  • 2014 BMW 4 Series convertible

    Because of a surge in business from Black Friday, the auto industry posted its best monthly sales since February 2007.

  • A Ford C-MAX hybrid goes through the assembly plant in Wayne, Mich.

    Still considered America's richest union, it has had troubles in recent years, including slumping membership and stalled organizing efforts.