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  • Ford Working with Advisers On Jaguar, Land Rover Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 2:16 PM ET

    Ford Motor said on Tuesday it was working with financial advisers on the best options for its European luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover.

  • U.K. in Contact with Ford Over Jaguar, Land Rover Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 6:58 AM ET

    The British government is in contact with Ford Motor over the possible sale of the U.S. carmaker's Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

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    Ford Motor has hired investment banks to help it explore options including a sale of its Jaguar and Land Rover European luxury brands, sources familiar with the matter said, as several companies ruled themselves out from bidding.

  • Toyota's Global Hybrid Sales Top One Million Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 11:26 AM ET
    A Tacoma pickup truck on the lot of a Toyota dealership.

    A decade after the first Prius went on sale, Toyota's global sales of  hybrid vehicles have hit a landmark 1 million, underlining the Japanese automaker's lead in "green" technology that has changed the face of the auto industry.

  • Ford Revs Up The Quality Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 10:07 AM ET
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    It's the kind of news the folks in Dearborn, Michigan have been aching to receive. The latest survey on quality from J.D. Power and Associates showed a huge jump in quality for American automaker--Ford. In overall standings, Lincoln cracked the top 3, coming in third, while Mercury jumped to #8 and Ford surged to #10. Not only that, Ford Motor had 5 models that were rated as best in their class of vehicles- more than any other automaker. Can't you hear the hallelujah's in Detroit??

  • Ford Tops Toyota in J.D. Power Initial Quality Rankings Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    Ford supplanted Toyota as the leader of the pack in initial quality rankings, taking the top spot in five of 19 segments in the 2007 survey by J.D. Power and Associates, released Wednesday.

  • Toyota Motor said U.S. auto sales rose 9.7% last month, pushing its sales above both Ford Motor and Chrysler. Ford sales fell in May, while GM and Chrysler sales rose.

  • Big Three Closing the Gap Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    If you're among those who think the Detroit "Big Three" are a lost cause that, despite improving quality and efficiency, are simply in a long, slow slide that shows no sign of ending, listen up. The latest study on the efficiency from Harbour Consulting shows the Big Three are closing the gap with Asian competitors. Want more?

  • Stocks Rally to Record Highs Amid Positive Rate Outlook Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks soared to new records as investors speculated that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates anytime soon. "Inflation, although it's their predominant worry, is likely to ease back and that's just a picture perfect recipe for the market," said Stuart Schweitzer, global markets strategist at JP Morgan Private Bank.

  • A Ford Motor  official predicts that his company's overall U.S. sales will drop in May, but its retail sales to individual buyers will show a year-over-year monthly increase for the first time since October of 2006.

  • Stocks closed moderately higher, with the Dow rising in late trading, as investors found encouragement in continued M&A news. "The private equity game, in my view, is in the early innings and corporate credit spreads are telling you that," said Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist at Strategas Research Partners.

  • Ford Not in Talks to Sell Volvo Unit: Report Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:28 PM ET
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    Ford Motor said it has not entered talks with anyone to sell Volvo, despite reports that BMW was interested in a possible purchase of the Swedish automaker.

  • Ford Selling Volvo? BMW Interested Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 11:06 AM ET
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    Here's one to get the auto world buzzing. There are reports out of Europe that Ford is considering selling its Volvo brand to BMW. This could be an intriguing deal for both companies. But would it make sense? I'm not so sure.From Ford's perspective, Volvo is the best selling and most valuable brand in Ford's Premier Auto Group (Jaguar and Land Rover are the other brands) and has long been considered the asset "most likely to be sold." In fact, the Ford board has reportedly kicked around the idea of selling Volvo for some time.

  • Ford Plans to Sell Volvo, BMW Interested: Report Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:51 AM ET

    Loss-making Ford is planning to sell Swedish car maker Volvo and German carmaker BMW could be a possible buyer, a Swedish newspaper said on Monday.

  • The Business Of Bonding Friday, 25 May 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    About ten years ago, my editors dubbed me the Bond girl... for all the wrong reasons. It was my coverage of debt capital markets that earned the nickname. Since then, I've had an affection for fixed income markets. Yes, bonds are rather dull and poorly understood but they are frankly one of the most important things you need to know about, in order to make sound financial decisions.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    Ford, Chemed, NYSE Euronext, Syneron Medical 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.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Ahead of Key Inflation Data Monday, 14 May 2007 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed on Monday as the latest batch of merger news failed to spark excitement among investors ahead of the release of key economic data. "The market has somewhat become like Pavlov's dog, waiting for some blockbuster merger deals to be announced," said Robert Pavlik, chief investment officer at Oaktree Asset Management.

  • Family control of a publicly traded company is increasingly coming under attack. But the dual classes of stock that allow a family to maintain control without holding a majority stake probably won't disappear anytime soon, financial experts say.

  • Ford Motor's founding family said on Monday it was not discussing the sale of its controlling stake in the No. 2 U.S. automaker, even though they met last month with a Wall Street advisory firm.

  • The Supreme Court ordered a state appeals court to review a decision giving $82.6 million to a woman who was paralyzed after her Ford Explorer rolled over.