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  • Mark it down. May is the month that finally broke the back of the Big 3's great run with trucks and SUVs. Oh sure, Detroit still dominates the truck business, but it's clear buyers want something less, that's what is hurting Detroit.

  • US Auto Sales Slide in May as Buyers Spurn Trucks Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 4:28 PM ET
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    General Motors and Ford reported sharp falls in U.S. auto sales in May, with sales of trucks hit especially hard as consumers shied away from automobiles with low gas mileage. Toyota Motor, meanwhile, reported a smaller decline.

  • Stocks Skid After Drop in Auto Sales Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials.  The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.

  • GM Seen Cutting Deeper as Recovery Is Sideswiped Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 8:33 PM ET
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    General Motors, facing a sinking U.S. market for trucks and SUVs, is expected to unveil steps on Tuesday to conserve cash and cut production of slower-selling models in a bid to shore up a faltering restructuring now in its third year, according to analysts.

  • Financial Woes Slam Stocks; GM Shines Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Monday, snapping last week's rally, amid a fresh wave of financial worries and inflation concerns. General Motors rose.

  • Financial Downgrade Slams Stocks; GM Rises Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 2:17 PM ET

    Stocks declined amid concerns about inflation following a manufacturing report and a fresh wave of concerns in the financial sector.

  • Oil Drops 4% On Week Friday, 30 May 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    Next week could be the biggest week for oil and other commodities in years, says Guy Adami. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Automakers Expected to Post Big Sales Drop for May Friday, 30 May 2008 | 4:42 PM ET
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    Major automakers are expected to post steep declines in U.S. sales for May, as the spike in gasoline prices battered an industry already reeling from weak consumer confidence and tighter credit.

  • Kerkorian's Ford Tender Offer on Track Despite Slump Friday, 30 May 2008 | 11:10 AM ET
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    Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian will move ahead with his tender offer for Ford shares despite a recent slump in the No. 2 U.S. automaker's stock, pushing shares up as much as 3 percent.

  • Detroit's Challenge: Designing Cars Drivers Want Now Friday, 30 May 2008 | 9:42 AM ET

    In the last 10 years, the Big 3 have struggled to come up with sedans to beat the Camry, Corolla, Civic and Altima. In fact, if you look at the top 10 best selling cars right now, only 4 are American models: The Ford Focus, Chevy Cobalt, Malibu and Impala.

  • Yes, gas prices are soaring, SUV values are tanking, and Detroit is bracing for the possibility of more job cuts. But there are reasons to be optimistic about the future of the industry. Here are four:

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    Nearly 2.1 billion shares and $34 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Lehman Cuts GM Price Target amid Revamp Talks Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 7:28 AM ET

    Lehman Brothers reduced its estimates for General Motors, cutting the share price target to $19.50 from $24, citing a fall in sales of pickup trucks and SUVs as well as a doubling of steel costs among headwinds facing the car maker.

  • Ford to Cut Up to 12% of Salaried Jobs Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    Ford Motor plans to cut its U.S. salaried work force by up to 12 percent after its turnaround plan stalled because of the downturn in the U.S. economy, the Detroit News reported Wednesday.

  • Oil prices will continue to roil the stock market this week as the summer driving season officially kicks off and as more companies feel the pinch of higher energy prices on their profit margins.

  • The Week: What Investors Can Do When Oil Spikes Saturday, 24 May 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.

  • Oil Prices Snag Stocks' Two-Month Rally Friday, 23 May 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Oil's relentless ascent finally pushed stocks over the edge, abruptly snapping the market's two-month rally.  The Dow dropped 3.9% for the week, dragged down by GM's 15% decline. Crude jumped $6 this week, settling at $132.19 a barrel. All U.S. financial markets are closed Monday.

  • Dow Down Nearly 4% for Week as GM Drags Friday, 23 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined as a slightly-better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales offered a brief reprieve but proved no match for relentless oil prices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq were on track to record their worst weekly percentage declines since mid-February.

  • Stocks Set for Worst Week Since February Friday, 23 May 2008 | 2:40 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses after a slightly better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales. Oil climbed above $133 a barrel.

  • GM's Stock Sell-Off And Why It's Happening Friday, 23 May 2008 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Depending on where things end up Friday GM shares go into the weekend at roughly $17.50 a share. dropping roughly 4% on Friday. It's nothing short of a horrendous end to a very tough week for General Motor's shareholders.