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  • Futures Point Lower Amid Earnings Jitters Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 8:57 AM ET

    Wall Street was looking at a slightly lower open Monday as traders took a leery view of the kickoff to earnings season.

  • Confidence is the Key for Automakers: CEOs Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 7:39 AM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    Top executives at Ford Motor and General Motors stressed that the fortunes of automakers will depend on a turnaround in the economy and consumer confidence in particular.

  • US Carmakers Tout New Products at Detroit Autoshow Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 | 7:17 PM ET

    Just weeks after ending a year marked by dismal sales and a federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, U.S. automakers Sunday touted new products with a focus on fuel efficiency that they say will help ensure that their cars and trucks will roll off assembly lines for years to come.

  • Calvin, Cars, California And Your Emails Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    Calvin & Hobbes

    Calvin & Hobbes, like "Peanuts" or "The Simpsons" or "I Love Lucy", has a certain timelessness. Fifteen years later, a particular C&H classic is making the rounds on the internet.

  • Yes Virginia—The Electric Car Is Coming Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Chevy Volt

    As I have spent the last two weeks preparing for the Detroit Auto Show, which starts this Sunday, it's become clearer than ever to me the electric car is coming and coming fast.

  • Car Buyers May Buy American! Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 1:03 PM ET
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    Last month I got a lot of email after pondering what it might take to get me to buy an American car. I suggested that Detroit needed to come up with some sort of marketing campaign to convince me it's the cool, hip, right thing to do.

  • An Electrifying Ride In The Chevy Volt Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:16 AM ET
    New Chevy Volt

    I spent part of Wednesday afternoon tooling around GM's tech center in a "mule" version of the Volt. When I hit the gas, the acceleration was instant. The Volt will deliver the same performance you would get from a car with 250 horse power

  • 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.