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  • 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 is assembling a plan to retool its North American truck plants to build cars in a bid to keep up with changing consumer demand in the United States, the Detroit News reported Wednesday.

  • Stocks opened lower as oil's resurgence fanned inflation fears and a downgrade on Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Oil jumped nearly $3, topping $134 a barrel.

  • While the markets are relatively calm this morning, inflation worries are still at the top of everyone's agenda. In China, a measure of inflation at the factory rose 8.2 percent in May, the highest in nearly four years, thanks to higher raw material costs. Inflation in Asia is a particular concern...

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    Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $24 billion traded Tuesday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

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    Stocks sagged Tuesday as traders mulled over Fed comments about strongly resisting  inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Ford

    Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's investment company said Tuesday its tender offer for 20 million additional shares of Ford Motor attracted a huge response and will easily enable it to increase its stake in the automaker to about 5.5 percent.

  • Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his list of five stocks to watch: the winners and losers making news this week.

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    For the first time in a long time, it looked as if oil was going to stay out of the market headlines.  No such luck. 

  • It's a major achievement Chrysler should rightfully be proud of. But it also highlights the next challenge for them, as well as GM and Ford: closing the "perception gap." First, here's the good news for the Big 3 on assembly plant efficiency.

  • J.D. Power & Associates

    This year Porsche is number 1 with an average of 67 problems per 100 made. It's followed by Infiniti (jumping from 9th to 2nd), Lexus, Mercedes and Toyota. The Porsche victory is not surprising given it historically does well in quality surveys. Infiniti's jump is impressive and will help that brand continue on the resurgence it's enjoyed in the last couple of years.

  • Bernie McGinn says it's time for the investor to make a deposit in some selected bank stocks -- because the founder of McGinn Investment Management thinks the subprime crisis has run its course.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 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.

  • General Motors

    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.

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

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

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

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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.