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It's hard to say any one month is a "coming of age" for a new or redesigned vehicle, but May could be the watershed month Toyota has been waiting for in it's push to grab more market share in pick-up trucks. Last month, Tundra sales increased 112%. You read that right, 112%. Which means Toyota more than doubled sales of it's star truck year over year. More importantly, Tundra sales eclipsed the pace the company needs to hit if it will be successful..
Close your books and pick up your pencils. It’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a trader. In this feature, Dylan poses a scenario and biz students must quickly come up with smart trades. This week they’re from Penn State, University of Illinois, Ohio State, and Washington University. Could you pass today's test?
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.
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?
Wow! Who says people don't get fired up over their cars?Friday morning, my blog was about a Detroit News report that GM is pulling back the Pontiac brand and assessing whether to eliminate some its models in hopes of better defining the brand. Since then, the Pontiac fans have made their presence known and are blasting me as being, among other names, "a moron."
When you have a company with eight different brands, as is the case with General Motors, one or more of them are bound to be struggling. That's the case right now with Pontiac. What was once the third bestselling brand in the U.S., is now struggling with sales dropping 20% in the first quarter. So GM is pulling back the reins on Pontiac and assessing how to re-focus the division. Frankly, I think this is smart move.
Stocks ended broadly lower and the Dow fell for the fourth straight session after strong economic data lowered the odds of a near-term cut in interest rates. "The market was looking for a reason to pull back," said Brian Belski, chief U.S. strategist at Merrill Lynch. "Coming into the holiday weekend, it's not surprising that we're seeing some weakness."
General Motors said that U.S. government officials have requested documents relating to its accounting of derivatives and said its exposure to bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi was probably $7 billion.
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan dampened stock performance around the world with his warning yesterday that China's red-hot stock market will face a sharp decline some day. European markets are lower this morning and Asian markets closed mostly lower overnight. Yet China's Shanghai index shrugged off the comment, closing just 0.5% lower after managing to also hit a new intraday high in a volatile session.
All this week Cramer is going through the Dow Jones Industrial Average - explaining, stock by stock, why he thinks the index is going to 14,548 by year’s end. 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.
Cramer is convinced the Dow will see 14,548 by the end of the year. Naysayers, listen up - this is how it's going to happen.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.
General Motors' Rick Wagoner said he expected more consolidation in the U.S. auto industry and indicated a merger of GM's former financial arm GMAC was possible.
Talk about an expensive ride. Monday, Daimler-Chrysler (DCX) agreed to sell about 80% of its U.S. based Chrysler unit to private equity firm Cerberus for nearly $7.5 billion - after paying $36 billion for it in 1998. Will the deal lead to a rebirth of the U.S. auto industry?
Should you long or short auto stocks? In the wake of the deal between DaimlerChrysler and private equity firm Cerberus Capital, investors want advice -- and Dan Poole, assistant director of research at National City's private client group, and Scott Kays, president of Kays Financial Advisory, joined "Closing Bell" to share their views.
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.
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management will buy the majority of DaimlerChrysler's struggling Chrysler Group for $7.4 billion, a fraction of the $36 billion deal that created the transatlantic car union nine years ago.
Close your books and pick up your pencils. It’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a trader. In this feature, Dylan poses a scenario and our guests must quickly come up with smart trades. Could you do it?
Cerberus Capital Management, which agreed to buy a majority stake in Chrysler for $7.4 billion, has been loading up on auto assets and industry experts recently but still faces major challenges in turning the struggling auto maker around, CNBC's Melissa Lee reports.
Here's our re-cap of the day. Remember, the two week finals begin this Monday for both the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge and Second Chance Showdown (open to all non-portfolio challenge finalists who have opted-in). All players in both contests start Monday with a fresh portfolio of $1,000,000 CNBC Bucks--and each player has only one portfolio. There are no more trivia questions for Bonus Bucks--today's the last day for them. And if you think you will be weekly winner #10, check your email--starting tonight--to see if we've contacted you and you qualify as the winner. That way you can start trading on Monday with the rest of the finalists.
Time now for our trivia questions of the day. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The board of Volkswagen is set to meet today to discuss a bid from what rival automaker? Your selection of answers is: Ford or Porsche or BMW or General Motors. The news trivia question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, home prices in Seattle are up how much from a year ago? Your selection of answers is: 19% or 23% or 10% or 12%.