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  • 'Smart' Cars: Ford's Employee Test Drive Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
    Ford

    Here's a novel idea. Let's take the people who actually work at a car company and put them behind the wheel of the models crucial to that company's future. Ford Motor is starting to do that, and it's probably one of the smartest moves this company has ever made.

  • Tuning Up Your Portfolio: Part 1 Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:15 PM ET

    O'Reilly Automotive is a play on a new trend in American car ownership.

  • Big 3 Rides: Do You Love'em or Hate'em? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:43 AM ET
    The Big Three

    The latest U. of Michigan survey on customer satisfaction with automakers are a bit perplexing. On one hand, they show there's a wider gap between the Big 3 and their foreign rivals. On the other, these results fly in the face of numerous other studies that show the Big 3 edging closer to competitors when it comes to quality and reliability. Who's right? Both, actually.

  • Can Honda Beat the Prius? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:32 AM ET
    Honda

    When a Honda executive said last week that his company plans to roll out a "Prius Fighter" hybrid next spring, it marked the latest proclamation from an automaker that it had a model to beat the king of the hybrids. And once again I'm curious if this challenge will truly be a challenge to Toyota.

  • Car Sellers Slash Costs ... How You Can Profit Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:16 AM ET
    Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    The fallout from the credit crisis and the downturn in the U.S. automobile market is picking up, and buyers who are in position to take advantage can benefit.

  • License to Economize: 007 to Drive Ford Minicar? Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    Ford Motor said Thursday its redesigned Ka city car would debut in the upcoming Bond film "Quantum of Solace," scheduled for release in North America on Nov. 7.

  • GM Explores Selling Hummer to Russian 'Oligarch' Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 5:46 PM ET

    General Motors has had preliminary contact with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska on a possible sale of its Hummer brand, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Ford Sticks to Plan Despite Gas Prices Slide Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 3:55 AM ET

    Ford Motor's plan to overhaul its North American operations to produce more cars remains unchanged amid recent declines in gas prices, a top executive said on Tuesday.

  • The SUV Market Has Collapsed Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 3:41 AM ET

    The market for sport utility vehicles is starting to look a lot like the housing market, spreading pain to consumers, automakers and dealers, the New York Times reports.

  • Toyota Sees Potential for Exporting US Trucks Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 10:48 PM ET
    Toyota Tundra

    Toyota Motor is considering exporting U.S.-made trucks including its full-size Tundra after scaling back its sales expectations for the U.S. market under pressure from record fuel prices and a slumping housing market.

  • Ford Line-Up Cut Would Be A Good Thing Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:36 AM ET
    Ford Taurus X

    The report today from the Detroit News that Ford is preparing to stop building the Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus X crossover is one of those stories I read and immediately said, "It's about time". In my opinion, these are the types of moves Ford needs to make quickly if it's going to jump start sales with fresh, attractive models.

  • Toyota Quarterly Profit Falls, Keeps Outlook Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 2:51 AM ET

    Toyota Motor, the world's biggest automaker, posted a smaller-than-expected 28 percent drop in quarterly net profit, dented by a strong yen and slumping U.S. sales, and kept its forecasts unchanged for what is set to be its most challenging year in recent memory.

  • The Good And Bad of Ford Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    Some hurting, poorly managed companies can turn out to be great stocks. Fast Money's special series "Bad Company, Good Stock" takes a look at Ford.

  • Pickens Plan Stirs Debate, and Qualms Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    A plan proposed by oilman Boone Pickens to use natural gas to power US automobiles is generating debate. Some doubt the feasibility of the plan, The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Massive Oil Plunge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    Stocks were lackluster Monday despite a massive move downward for oil, as worries persisted over inflation and the nation's beaten-up housing and mortgage markets.

  • Video: Warning! Dow Sinking to 10,000 Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    That sinking feeling: Kirby Daley, strategist at the Newedge Group, says the U.S. is in recession and he expects a 15 percent to 20 percent drop in the Dow -- in the near future.

  • Stocks Slip as Inflation, Bank Fears Persist Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Stocks opened modestly lower as economic indicators showed continuing inflation pressures and worries persisted over the state of the financial sector.

  • Chrysler Renews Credit Facilities But Cuts Amount Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:49 AM ET

    Chrysler's finance arm said Sunday it had renewed its credit facilities, but had reduced the amount to $24 billion from $30 billion due to tough credit markets and changes in its retail strategy.

  • August Begins With Slide Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    The Dow closed lower on Friday after General Motors reported hefty losses and new data showed U.S. employers cut jobs for the seventh straight month.

  • Capitalizing on the Conversion to Nat Gas Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    When we decide to make the switch away from dirty, environmentally unfriendly oil, these companies will help make it happen.