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  • Hyundai's Money Back Offer Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 10:33 AM ET
    Hyundai

    The Hyundai offer is significant because it addresses the one issue that is keeping people out of showrooms. Potential buyers are worried about keeping their jobs so they are putting off a new car for the family.

  • Japanese Auto Stocks to Survive: Fitch Strategist Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 11:26 AM ET

    Tatsuya Mizuno, director of corporates at Fitch Ratings, predicts that the global automobile industry will remain weak for another two to three years. But he sees one somewhat bright spot amid the sector gloom.

  • Auto Industry Has Hit The Bottom? I Say Yes Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 10:07 AM ET
    Toyota Dealership

    As I was watching the dismal auto sales numbers come in on Monday, I was waiting for somebody to drop me an e-mail and sarcastically remind me that it was just a few months ago when I said, "Things can't get much worse in the auto industry."

  • S&P Falls From 2 Month High Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 5:28 PM ET
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    The S&P fell on Monday with investors taking profits after last week's run-up; also concerns about slowing cell phone sales hit shares of the biggest telecommunications companies.

  • The Party's Over: Stocks Snap Winning Streak Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day winning streak Monday as traders cashed in some of their chips from last week's rally following some dismal reports on the telecom and financial sectors.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed, Helped by Auto Sales Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 2:16 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, as a construction report came in much better than expected, as did U.S. auto sales. Stocks started off the day sharply lower as investors cashed in some of their chips after last week's rally that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Construction Report Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    Stocks declined Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, after a rally last week that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark. A report that showed construction spending fell by half of what was expected helped shave some of the loss.

  • GM's Downsizing Of Dealers Won't Be Easy Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 10:33 AM ET
    GM Dealership

    For all the hand wringing you see from people wondering if GM and Chrysler can get the UAW to re-work wages and benefits or for debt holders to agree on a debt for equity swap, the real trick will be closing dealerships.

  • Watching Santa Rally's Last Day Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

    We begin the "real" New Year with stocks at a 6-week high, and the S&P 500 24 percent above its November 20 low. Now let's see if we can change leadership: health care and consumer stocks have generally outperformed in the past few weeks, though recently industrial stocks have improved. A shift toward less defensive names would be a welcome development.

  • Futures Fall As Auto Sales Figures Loom Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to open lower in the second day of trading of the year after Friday's rebound, with investors expected to take some profits following the Dow's rise to more than 9,000.

  • Dow Tops 9,000 Amid New Year Optimism Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Friday as investors displayed some optimism for the new year, scooping up bargains in the consumer discretionary and energy sectors. The Dow ended above 9,000 for the first time since early November.

  • Stocks Slide as Santa Rally Remains Elusive Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:48 PM ET

    Stocks skidded as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

  • Dow Breaches 9,000 Amid New Year Optimism Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Friday, pushing the Dow above the key 9,000 mark as investors rang in the new year with optimism, scooping up bargains.

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    Happy New Year!  Yes, I was bummed to see my Blackhawks get blown out by the Wings at Wrigley. But as I watched a hockey game played outside (very cool!), I read through your predictions for next year in the auto industry. Karnac has nothing on you guys.

  • Ford Hybrid Emphasizes High Mileage Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 11:04 AM ET
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    The midsize Fusion Hybrid is Ford’s strongest effort yet to break the dominance of Japanese automakers in hybrid passenger cars.

  • Crescenzi: My Top 10 Investment Themes for '09 Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 5:09 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    If you haven’t been able to tell by now, I like to write. Look no further than my three books for proof. I seek to raise awareness of important issues, always trying to strike themes that investors can act on. I do this from a macro perspective, from the top-down — the subject of my latest book, Investing from the Top Down. Here are my top 10 'Top-Down' investing themes for 2009.

  • Stocks Rally 2% on Auto Bailout, Tech Gains Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line as investors shrugged off a drop in consumer confidence and cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.

  • GMAC: 1st Small Victory in Overall Lending Story Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    Has GMAC turned the corner? This is a big day for GMAC and a big day for the automotive industry. Consider these things...

  • Black Workers Hurt by Detroit’s Ills Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 1:19 PM ET
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    Since millions of African-Americans began leaving Southern farms for Northern factories nearly a century ago in what is still known as the Great Migration, the destinies of many of them have been entwined with the auto industry’s. Now, with Detroit reeling, many blacks find their economic well-being threatened, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Jump on News of GMAC Bailout Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Tuesday as investors cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.