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  • A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    General Motors narrowed the gap with top seller Toyota Motor in the first half of 2007 thanks to a solid second quarter, although demand continued to fall in its home North American market.

  • GM Sales Up Worldwide, But Down in North America Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 1:27 PM ET

    General Motors said strong growth in Latin America, Asia and other emerging markets lifted global sales by 0.4 percent in the second quarter, according to preliminary sales figures released Thursday.

  • Chrysler: Steering A Drive To Eliminate the Big Car? Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 10:37 AM ET
    Chrysler Imperial Concept

    As a man who spent his teenage years tooling around in my parent's big Buick, I have to admit I have a soft spot in my heart for big sedans. Doesn't mean I want one now, but I do like the romantic appeal of a big ol' car. So when I heard Chrysler is scrapping plans to further develop its Imperial large sedan, it made me wonder: is the big car dead?

  • GM Chief Executive Sees Turnaround Faster Than Expected Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 1:55 PM ET
    General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    "We will improve results in the United States faster than people think," Rick Wagoner said after announcing investment plans in Brazil and Argentina.

  • Saab's Second-Quarter Profit Rose 48% Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 6:33 AM ET

    Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab's net profit rose 48% in the second quarter, driven by solid results from its defense and security solutions, and systems and product divisions, the company said Friday.

  • General Motors plans to offer diesel-engine cars under the Cadillac and Saturn brands in the United States by 2010, industry journal Automotive News reported, citing a source familiar with the plan.

  • Jeep Patriot: Heating Up Sales With American SUV Buyers Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 10:14 AM ET
    Jeep Patriot

    Even as the Fourth of July has come and gone, Jeep's Patriot is as hot as a firecracker. How hot? In the latest survey of the hottest selling vehicles by J.D. Power's Power Information Network, the Patriot SUV was the seventh fastest-selling vehicle in the U.S. last month. On average, Jeep dealers kept the Patriot on lots fewer then 20 days, while the industry average is roughly 60.

  • GM Pickup Truck with money

    Forget the ads touting which full size pick-up has more hauling capacity, or which one can stop just before going over the edge of a cliff, or even which truck makes you feel more American, rural, or cowboy. None of that matters. Here's what talks with truck buyers: cash. The more the better. And right now, pick-up buyers are picking up deals that have them sitting in the catbird seat. In fact, GM is doubling the cash back it's offering people who buy a new Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra. That's an extra $1,000 on top of 0% financing.

  • Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's American Real Estate Partners raised its takeover offer for Lear to about $3 billion after shareholders balked at a previous buyout proposal, but the auto parts maker's second biggest shareholder remained unconvinced.

  • Chevy Boosts GM Europe's First-Half Sales Growth Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 5:34 AM ET

    General Motors sales outgrew the broader European car market in the first half as a surge in demand for its Korean-built Chevrolet brand cars offset a hefty decline in Saab sales, the automaker said on Monday.

  • Workers at struggling auto parts giant Delphi's largest union have approved a historic contract agreement that cuts wages for many longtime workers but secures thousands of jobs at plants that once were in jeopardy.

  • GE, Apple, GM Find "Green Pastures" On Live Earth Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Tomorrow, the NBC Universal Family brings us Live Earth--with a three hour primetime special on NBC, plus 18 hours of coverage of Bravo and seven hours on our very own CNBC. Plus coverage on all sorts of other channels in the family--including Telemundo, Mun2, Universal HD, and the Sundance Channel. A sign of the power of the Live Earth message, NBC has attracted some top-notch (huge and influential) advertisers--General Motors, Apple, and American Express.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Rising Treasury Yields Limit Gains Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 6:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as investors were encouraged by a strong batch of merger news but gains were held in check by rising interest rates.  "The key for the market right now is the ability to digest the fact that the 10-year has moved out of that range that we've enjoyed between 4.5% and 5%," said Russ Koesterich, head of investment strategy at Barclays Global Investors.

  • GM Sales Fall While Toyota Reports Another Increase Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 2:17 PM ET

    GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler  said Tuesday their U.S. sales fell in June, while Toyota sold more cars during the month.  The news came as an industry group reported that automakers are deepening discounts to entice consumers to buy cars.

  • DaimlerChrysler  said Tuesday its U.S. sales fell 2 percent in June.  The news came even as an industry group reported that automakers are deepening discounts to entice consumers to buy cars.

  • 1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    On the eve of our country's birthday, it seems like a perfect time to celebrate the good things happening for American automakers (and yes, there are good things happening). So with that said, this 4th of July Behind the Wheel blog will include no mention of high labor and healthcare costs, dwindling market share, or the struggle to break even. After all this is the holiday to sing out, "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet."

  • Delphi Hopes to Wrap Up Other Union Deals in Weeks Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    Bankrupt U.S. auto parts maker Delphi, which reached a cost-cutting deal with the United Auto Workers, hopes to complete agreements with its remaining unions by mid-August, it said in court papers.

  • Japan World's #1 Automaker: What's Ahead For Big 3? Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 9:13 AM ET
    Japanese Flag

    The headline this morning from Automotive News is hardly surprising, but it is another reminder of how the U.S. auto industry has changed dramatically in recent years. The latest data shows Japan surpassed the U.S. last year to become the world's #1 vehicle producer. It's the first time in 12 years Japan has outpaced the U.S. Not only that, but the Asian country is on track this year to expand its lead.

  • The Week on Wall Street: Volatility Returns Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher for the week, closing out a solid first half, but there was little to celebrate going into the July 4th holiday.

  • UAW Members Ratify Deal with Delphi Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 1:39 PM ET
    Terry Frantz prepares the engine compartment of a Cadillac CTS at the GM Lansing Grand River assembly plant Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, Pool)

    The United Auto Workers said that members have ratified a deal that gives Delphi concessions on wages, benefits and plant closings the auto parts maker has said it must have to exit bankruptcy.