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After years of getting into the habit of buying or leasing a new car every 3 or 4 years, or even going one step further and buying a third car for a house with only two drivers, Americans are pulling back.
Stocks ended a yo-yo session lower Tuesday, with the S&P ending a few points below the 700 mark as investors remained on edge.
February auto sales are shaping up to be as weak, if not weaker, than the poor results posted in January.
Tuesday: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the AIG bailout, saying the alternative would've been a disaster. Treasury Secretary Tom Geithner defended the Obama Administration's plan to buttress and stimulate the U.S. economy. Auto sales plummeted; Citigroup said it'll lower some mortgage payments; and subsidiaries of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced job cuts. CNBC heard from experts who said the U.S. economy is in a depression — but the next move is an upside jump.
Ford's February auto sales fell a whopping 48.4%, which will re-enforce fears the the economy continues to stumble.
Geneva is hosting auto manufacturers from all over for the globe this week for the 79th International Motor Show. It’s no secret that the auto industry has been hit particularly hard since the onset of the recession, but as the as this year’s motto says, "the show must go on."
This may be the best time to get the deal you want on a new car or truck. In fact, if you can stomach the idea of taking on an auto loan in this economy, dealers will bend over backwards to get you in the new ride you want.
How confident is Ford that its re-designed Fusion will be able to beat the Toyota Camry head to head? Very.
The drop in auto sales has created a glut of auto factories and turned niche brands into luxuries Detroits auto guys can no longer afford to hold.
Ford Motor executives met Friday with the Obama administration's auto industry task force but the company said it was not seeking emergency financial aid.
As expected, General Motors posted horrendous 4th quarter numbers this morning with the company losing $9.6 Billion. For all of 2008 GM lost $30.9 Billion making it one of the worst years ever for the auto maker.
Stocks declined Wednesday as a late warning from President Obama about stricter oversight for Wall Street knocked major indexes off their highs for the day.
US stocks looked set to give back some the gains from the previous session at the open Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke soothed investors by stepping back from bank nationalization plans and saying the recession may end this year.
Tuesday afternoon Ford took another huge step in showing it's committed to cutting costs and "sharing the pain".
Remember when Barack Obama was campaigning for President and he went to Detroit with a very unpopular message in Motown? In essence he told an audience filled with auto execs it was time for them to start building fuel efficient vehicles, hybrids, and models that would lead Detroit out of its money losing ways.
The development boom that turned Poland, Hungary and other former Soviet satellites into some of Europe’s hottest markets is on the verge of going bust, raising worrisome new risks for the global financial system that may ricochet back to the United States.
The Dow and S&P slumped to 11-year lows on Monday as investors lost faith that the U.S. government will be able to stabilize the financial system.
The man many thought would be "Car Czar" will now be leading the task force looking at how to fix General Motors and Chrysler. Steven Rattner is joining the Obama team as counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
With the UAW and Ford announcing they have agreed on a plan to re-work funding of union's Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association, it is an important step not only for Ford, but GM and Chrysler as well.
When I woke this morning and surveyed what the morning papers carried about the auto industry, one article in the Detroit News about what cars the Obama Auto Team members own caught my attention -- It brings up the question: Will the cars these members drive influence their decisions regarding GM and Chrysler?