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    Don't look now, but something is coming back: deals. Not just little ones. Pretty decent deals. GM, Toyota and Mazda are currently running some of the more prominent marketing campaigns. But make no mistake, almost all the automakers are throwing more money and more generous financing terms behind their new models.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 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.

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    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 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 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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.

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    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.