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  • Honda Profit Tumbles, Sees Yen Hitting 2008 Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 3:28 AM ET

    Honda Motor posted a muchbigger than expected 85.6 percent tumble in quarterly net profit on Friday, and forecast a weak year ahead hit by a stronger yen, rising commodities prices and a soft U.S. car market.

  • Microsoft Points to Lower Open Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    Microsoft beats expectations but lowers its forecast, Apple surges, the greenback makes a big comeback and more in Thursday's Word on the Street.

  • Dollar Propels Dow to Highest Since January Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher Thursday afternoon as the dollar strengthened against the euro, pushing the Dow to its highest level since January. Ford jumped as investors cheered a profit from a U.S. auto maker. Shares of 3M skidded.

  • Dollar Propels Dow to Highest Since January Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher Thursday afternoon as the dollar strengthened against the euro, pushing the Dow to its highest level since January. Ford jumped as investors cheered a profit from a U.S. auto maker. Shares of 3M skidded.

  • Ford on Fire Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Ford delivered its third consecutive quarter of better than expected earnings this morning.  As a result shares are soaring with their biggest gains in years.

  • Ford Shares Rally as Automaker Swings to Profit Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 7:35 AM ET
    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 posted a quarterly profit on Thursday led by strong results in Europe and South America and a narrowing loss in North America.

  • Can Washington Really Push Alternative Cars? Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 10:47 AM ET

    Are we finally at the tipping point? You know, the point where people are so fed up with spending $40, $60, or $80 to fill up their car, truck or SUV that they clamor for something to be done? If word of mouth is worth anything, I say we've hit that point.

  • GM's Asian promise Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 10:21 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    There is a fondness and attraction to Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet that is helping GM make headway in China.

  • High Gear Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 7:07 PM ET

    In Monday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how to play the automakers after a Soleil Securities Group analyst upgraded Ford stock to "Buy" from "Sell." Also get the traders’ CAT play.

  • Beijing Auto Show: Is It Bigger Than Detroit? Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Talk about coming of age. The Beijing Auto Show and China's auto market are making a statement this week. It's loud and clear: "We are world players!" In fact, it brings up the question about whether this show and the Chinese market are bigger than the Detroit Show and U.S. Market?

  • Hybrids Find Growing Acceptance on Main Street USA Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:52 PM ET
    2005 Toyota Prius.

    Hybrids are finding growing acceptance around the country - including the Midwest, although the West Coast , thanks to California, is still the largest market.

  • American Axle, UAW Talks Progressing; No Deal Yet Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings and the United Auto Workers have made progress in talks aimed at ending a seven-week strike at five U.S. plants, but talk of a tentative agreement remains premature, a company spokeswoman said Thursday.

  • Big Tax Breaks for Businesses in Housing Bill Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    A bill designed to help American homeowners in danger of foreclosure also provides billions in tax breaks to unrelated or partially related industries, including automakers, airlines, alternative energy producers and other struggling industries.

  • Chrysler, Nissan Unveil Production Alliance Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 9:03 PM ET

    Chrysler and Nissan Motor unveiled a production alliance on Monday that gives the U.S. automaker the small car it lacks and allows the Japanese company to stay in the competitive full-size U.S. pickup truck market.

  • Triage Trade – General Motors Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    General Motors, America’s largest carmaker, looks ready to drive off into the sunset. What’s the treatment for saving this sick Dow component

  • Stocks Close Lower After UPS Outlook; Oil Surges Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:51 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday after UPS projected an earnings shortfall and oil prices surged.

  • Mad Mail: A Viewer's Appeal to the FCC on XM-Sirius Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

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  • Market Holds Its Breath Ahead of Earnings Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Monday as traders opted to pull over and let some of the earnings traffic pass before deciding what to do next.

  • Bank Talk Boosts Stocks; Alcoa Skids Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday, helped by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.

  • Auto Industry Blues: Here's Why Things Are So Bad Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    So I come back from vacation, and while I feel refreshed, I find most of the folks I deal with in the auto industry are tired, sluggish, and looking for a break. I can't blame them. This is a rough time in the car biz, and I don't think it will get better.