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  • Ford Motor Recalling 3.6 Million Vehicles Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    Ford Motor said Friday it is recalling 3.6 million passenger cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to address concerns about a cruise control switch that has led to previous recalls based on reports of fires.

  • On a regular basis, I hear from bloggers who think I'm pushing Toyota and would like nothing more than to see the Big 3 implode. In fact, I got an e-mail to that effect yesterday after blogging about the possibility of Chevy and Ford being outsold by the Toyota brand. For the record, Toyota has passed Ford, but still trails Chevy by a slight margin.

  • Will Toyota Finally Become America's Sweetheart? Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    When the July auto sales come out later today, the most interesting numbers to watch may be those for Chevrolet and Toyota. Halfway through this year the two were neck and neck in the battle to be America's top selling brand. I know some of you will read this and think, "who cares?". Well, the long list of people who care stretches from Detroit to Tokyo, and for good reason.

  • The Doom-and-Gloom Scenario Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    Cramer likes to say there’s always a bull market somewhere, but tonight he played the role of the ultimate bear.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Market Intelligence: Testing The Lows of the Week Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    The question confronting investors ahead of the weekend is whether its time to buy following the tumble in the stock market this week.  Have investors suffered enough pain and panic for the market to mark a bottom?

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    Stocks closed sharply lower and the Dow saw its biggest decline since the market meltdown in late February as disappointing news from the housing industry renewed concerns about credit markets and the U.S. economy. "This is just one more of the period panics that we've had in the last six months," said Barton Biggs, managing partner at Traxis Partners. "The puncture of the debt bubble is a positive development and restores some kind of sanity to the debt market."

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    Ford Motor Chief Executive Alan Mulally told CNBC Thursday that the company's latest results are an encouraging sign that its restructuring plan will help return the company return to profitability.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 10:11 AM ET

    Amazon and Baidu, Bank of America and Citigroup, Caterpillar and Terex and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Ford Now Making The Right U-Turn? Questions Remain Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 8:41 AM ET

    No, your eyes aren't deceiving you--Ford DID post a profit of $750 million. That's right, the automaker that was sucking fumes earlier this year is now back in the black. Which brings up the question: Is this real? The answer is yes, but don't take this to mean Ford is out of the woods.

  • Chrysler Warns Weak Dealers May Shut Them Down: WSJ Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 10:42 PM ET

    Chrysler Group is warning some of its dealers that it may try to shut them down if they don't improve their sales within six months, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Tuesday.

  • United Auto Workers Start Talks With GM, Ford Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 4:51 AM ET

    The jokes came quickly as officials of Ford Motor stretched across a conference room table Monday to shake the hands of United Auto Workers negotiators and formally kick off contract talks.

  • UAW Contract Talks: Separating Fact From Fiction Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 11:49 AM ET
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    Day one of the UAW contract talks kicked off with union leaders shaking hands with Chrysler executives at company headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Already I'm tiring of the news reports, talk shows, commentators and general public portraying these talks inaccurately. If I had a nickel for every time a talk show host blamed the rank and file guy at GM for all of that automakers problems, I'd be rich. So with that in mind, let's play fact or fiction.

  • Chrysler Group and the United Auto Workers union on Friday mark the formal start of a summer of crucial contract negotiations under intense pressure to break the model of business as usual for Detroit.

  • Ford to Receive Bids for Jaguar, Rover: Report Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 8:32 AM ET
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    The Ford Motor Company is expected to receive opening bids on Thursday for its Jaguar and Land Rover brands from a number of companies including private equity firms and other automakers, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people with direct knowledge of the situation.

  • Continental to Bid for Siemens's VDO: Sources Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 11:22 AM ET

    German car parts maker Continental and Blackstone Group with its TRW Automotive Holdings are set to submit bids for VDO, the automotive unit of Siemens, people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

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    Need proof the world of wheels is increasingly being spun by automakers in developing countries? Look no further than Tata Motors out of India. It is reportedly close to buying Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford. If this goes through, it would be a win/win for the companies involved.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a new record high, even as renewed worries about a subprime spillover dragged on the broader market. "I think everything's going really well," said Ron Kiddoo, chief investment officer at Cozad Asset Management. "We think the market is being driven mostly by full employment, low interest rates, low inflation and a reasonably good economy."

  • The latest reports out of Europe have Ford once again moving closer to selling its Volvo subsidiary. Officially, Ford won't comment on a possible sales. With that in mind, here's a rundown of what those in Detroit, on Wall Street, and in the auto industry expect to happen.

  • Ford Denies It's in Talks to Sell Volvo Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 8:19 AM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Ford Motor, responding to reports that it's putting its Volvo unit up for sale, said it is not negotiating with anyone to sell the Swedish automaker.

  • Ford Preparing to Sell Volvo, Report Says Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 | 11:26 AM ET

    The Sunday Times, citing unnamed sources in London, said the decision to sell Volvo, which is part of Ford's Premier Automotive Group, was made in the past two weeks, but that the timing of the sale had yet to be decided.