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  • Retail trader: Cashing in on low gas price trade Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 9:06 AM ET
    Ford's 2015 F-150

    Small investors are starting to cash in on consumer stocks, the market's best performer over the last three months.

  • DETROIT, Feb 4- A consortium of 10 automakers led by Toyota Motor Corp plans to hire an independent engineering firm and a former top U.S. auto safety regulator to investigate a rash of problems with air bags supplied by Japan's Takata Corp, the group said on Wednesday. The carmakers want a forensic engineering firm "to address the technical issues with Takata air...

  • New F-Series sales soar  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    Ford is adding jobs, and General Motors is boosting its dividend, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • DETROIT, Feb 4- General Motors Co will consider returning more cash to shareholders later this year, on top of a planned 20- percent dividend increase announced Wednesday, the company's chief financial officer told Reuters. He added GM prefers to carry the high end of its targeted cash range of $20 billion to $25 billion until then. Stevens said the planned...

  • DETROIT, Feb 4- General Motors Co said on Wednesday it plans to raise its dividend by 20 percent, a move that comes as investors are calling on the auto giant to give them a bigger slice of the company's mounting pile of cash. He added GM prefers to carry the high end of its targeted cash range of $20 billion to $25 billion until then. "GM shouldn't hoard cash if it cannot...

  • Early movers: ODP, SPLS, GM, MRK, ADP & more Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 31, 2014.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • DETROIT, Feb 4- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is adding 1,550 workers at four plants to build the new aluminum body F-150 pickup truck. The company also said that for the first time it is promoting union-represented workers from the lower entry-level wage to the pay veteran plant workers make. Between 300 and 500 workers will have been promoted by the end of the...

  • Ford expanding, hiring to meet truck demand Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Ford worker on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, Dearborn, Michigan.

    Ford, moving to keep up with growing demand for its new F-150 pickup, is hiring more workers to support increased production of the truck.

  • How cheaper oil has skewed US auto sales  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 6:43 PM ET

    Sales of gas-guzzlers from General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler are rising due to lower petrol prices, says David Kudla, CEO & chief investment strategist at Mainstay Capital Management.

  • *Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks- WSJ. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, led by energy shares as oil prices extended their recent rally, while higher-than-expected January car sales also bolstered the advance. Merger activity also helped, with shares of Office Depot jumping 21.6 percent to $9.28 after the Wall Street...

  • Big vehicles = big gains as truck, SUV sales soar Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    2015 Jeep Cherokee

    Americans are buying trucks, SUVs and crossovers at their fastest pace in years.

  • Tuesday's midday movers: Target, Lear, NYT & more Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • DETROIT, Feb 3- January U.S. car sales by the three Detroit- based automakers topped analysts' expectations, as low gasoline prices and easy credit terms helped fuel sales of utility vehicles and big pickups. Sales of trucks and SUVs accounted for 69 percent of January sales at General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, compared with 66 percent a...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains on Greek deal hopes, oil climb Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    *Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks- WSJ. *Stratasys drops after cutting outlook. A source told Reuters that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in London to reassure private investors he was not seeking a showdown with Brussels over a new debt agreement, said the new left-wing government would spare privately held bonds from losses.

  • DETROIT, Feb 3- January car sales by the three Detroit automakers topped analysts' expectations, as low gas prices and easy credit terms helped fuel sales of utility vehicles and big pickups. General Motors Co said on Tuesday that sales rose 18 percent to 202,786, while Ford Motor Co said sales were up 15 percent to 178,351. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected...

  • Feb 2- At least 40 major U.S. companies have substantial exposure to Venezuela's deepening economic crisis, and could collectively be forced to take billions of dollars of write downs, a Reuters analysis shows. The companies, all members of the S&P 500, and including some of the biggest names in Corporate America such as autos giant General Motors and drug maker...

  • Jan 30- Lear Corp, a maker of auto seats and electrical power systems, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to strong demand from North America. Lear, whose customers include General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co, said sales in its seats business rose 10 percent in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. Lear's revenue from North America rose 13.5 percent,...

  • Stocks rally after 2-day rout; Dow ends up 225 points Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rose Thursday after a two-day rout, as Ford Motor rose on earnings and fewer filed jobless claims.

  • Ford results highlight pressure on profit margins Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Jan 29- Ford Motor Co has two big challenges in 2015- narrowing its loss in Europe where it trails key rivals, and rebuilding North American margins which drive overall profits. Just four months ago, Ford told investors it would lose $250 million in Europe in 2015. It lost money in the region last year despite boosting revenue by $2.2 billion and selling more cars...

  • Major car companies sitting out the Super Bowl Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:22 PM ET
    Still from Mercedes' Super Bowl commercial "Fable"

    General Motors, Ford and Audi are among the list of automakers that have decided not to spend $4.5 million to run 30-second commercials.