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  • Chrysler

    What do you think will happen to Chrysler? That question was flying around the Detroit Auto Show this weekend, and trust me, some of the predictions I heard in Detroit were doozies.

  • Cadillac Converj Concept

    I get the same question every year at the Detroit Auto Show: What was your favorite new car? My answer is almost always a model with an aggressive design and often it's a concept. This year, the Cadillac Converj stole my heart.

  • The Big Three

    The auto show is under way in Detroit. But this year it's about far more than just having good-looking models and high mileage. The auto industry faces an even bigger battle with perception.

  • The automobile industry may be rolling out electric cars in attempt to save their companies, but consumers have no incentive to buy the cars if an energy policy and a gas tax are not implemented soon, said Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation.

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    The Treasury Department is developing tools to measure whether banks that receive funds from the $700 billion financial industry rescue program are increasing lending.

  • New cars are front and center at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. But one car in particular is generating some real buzz.

  • Stocks continued their slide Monday as the economy and what is expected to be a horrendous earnings season formed a one-two punch to knock out hopes for a January rally.

  • Stocks were stuck in negative territory Monday, with pervading worries about the recession and the ways in which quarterly earnings reports would reflect economic difficulties dominating investor concerns.

  • 2010 Fusion Hybrid

    At an auto show that lacks "buzz", there are a couple of battles taking shape. Both of them could have major implications as to what we will be driving for years to come.

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    Tanking sales and gloom hang over Detroit as its annual auto show begins this week.  Maybe the worst is behind it, as GM and Ford are up 26% and 15% YTD respectively.

  • Wall Street was looking at a slightly lower open Monday as traders took a leery view of the kickoff to earnings season.

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    Top executives at Ford Motor and General Motors stressed that the fortunes of automakers will depend on a turnaround in the economy and consumer confidence in particular.

  • Just weeks after ending a year marked by dismal sales and a federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, U.S. automakers Sunday touted new products with a focus on fuel efficiency that they say will help ensure that their cars and trucks will roll off assembly lines for years to come.

  • The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.

  • Ezra Merkin, the manager of a major Bernard Madoff "feeder fund," resigned effective Friday from his post as chairman of GMAC Financial Services.

  • Calvin & Hobbes

    Calvin & Hobbes, like "Peanuts" or "The Simpsons" or "I Love Lucy", has a certain timelessness. Fifteen years later, a particular C&H classic is making the rounds on the internet.

  • Chevy Volt

    As I have spent the last two weeks preparing for the Detroit Auto Show, which starts this Sunday, it's become clearer than ever to me the electric car is coming and coming fast.

  • Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.

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    Last month I got a lot of email after pondering what it might take to get me to buy an American car. I suggested that Detroit needed to come up with some sort of marketing campaign to convince me it's the cool, hip, right thing to do.

  • New Chevy Volt

    I spent part of Wednesday afternoon tooling around GM's tech center in a "mule" version of the Volt. When I hit the gas, the acceleration was instant. The Volt will deliver the same performance you would get from a car with 250 horse power