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  • Ford Sales Jump as 'Clunkers' Benefit Kicks In Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 3:22 PM ET

    Ford Motor's sales growth outpaced its rivals from the U.S. and Japan in July, rising 2.3 percent to give the automaker its first year-over-year monthly sales increase since November 2007, thanks in part to the U.S. government "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • Ford Stock: What Options Are Saying Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 12:59 PM ET

    Ford Motor gapped up to a 15-month high Monday morning, following bullish options activity last week.

  • Ford Posts First Positive Sales in 2 Years Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 9:00 AM ET
    Ford

    Credit Cash for Clunkers with giving Ford the boost needed to post its first positive monthly sales in 2 years.

  • Best July Since '89 Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    The bulls only nudged the Dow slightly higher on Friday, but the move was enough for the blue chip index to record its best gain for July since 1989!

  • Options Boil on This Auto Maker Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 4:21 PM ET

    Options action was bullish on Ford Motor today as investors bet that the automaker would rally at least 6 percent in the next four weeks.

  • Cash for Clunkers a Victim of its Success Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 9:28 AM ET
    Car Allowance Rebate System

    When I first heard the $1 Billion set aside by the Federal government for the "Cash for Clunkers" program was about to run out, I chuckled and thought, "well that didn't take long." It also has brought up a question as to whether or not the quick evaporation of money means the public is ready to buy cars and trucks again, or if this is a one time "flash point" of demand sparked by Federal money. My gut says it's the latter.

  • A Clunker or Just a Beater Due to be Cashed in? Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    Car Allowance Rebate System

    With so many people holding onto their car or truck longer, it's only natural folks are asking if they have a car that qualifies for the Cash for Clunker program. The fact is, most of us will not qualify for the federal program which kicked off this weekend. That's primarily because of the restrictions Washington has placed on the program.

  • Ford Motors Passed Wall St. Expectations Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 2:24 PM ET
    Ford Sign

    It's becoming a habit at Ford. Beating the street and forcing analysts to raise estimates for when the auto maker will get back in the black. The second quarter numbers released today are further proof the country's #2 car company will likely be turning a profit fairly soon.

  • GM Puts New Leaders in Place Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Just two weeks after emerging from bankruptcy, GM has re-arranged its leaders and now finds itself with a full set of directors. Those moves, along with the formation of an executive committee put in place the people who will try to lead GM back to profitability.

  • GM Global Sales Fall 15% Amid Weak Economy Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 1:08 PM ET

    General Motors says its second-quarter worldwide sales fell 15 percent compared with the same period last year due to economic troubles and North American production cuts.

  • Obama Auto Task Force Warns Against Dealer Plan Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 12:59 PM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    The Obama administration warned Congress on Tuesday that a House-approved plan to restore shuttered General Motors and Chrysler dealerships would threaten the auto companies' bankruptcies and recovery.

  • Can Toyota Build Cars of Passion? Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 9:25 AM ET

    The question was blunt. The answer telling. Yesterday as I sat with a handful of other reporters for aone hour chat with Yoshi Inaba, the new President of Toyota North America talked about Toyota building cars that evoke passion.

  • Auto Sales Could Rebound Next Year: Toyota Exec Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 5:10 PM ET

    Auto sales could bounce back to the $12- to 13-million annual sales rate within a year, Toyota Motor's North American President Yoshi Inaba said Monday.

  • The new man in charge of Toyota North America, Yoshi Inaba, is focused on getting the Japanese auto maker back on track in the states by making decisions faster and getting closer to the customer.

  • Ford Pushes Fuel Economy, For a Price Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 11:34 AM ET
    Ford

    Boulder, Colorado is the perfect place to try out Ford's new EcoBoost engine. After all, zipping up Flagstaff Mountain in a Ford Flex is the way to truly feel the increased torque you get with EcoBoost.

  • New Cars Coming Closer To Giving Us What We Want Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    It's the one thing auto execs constantly worry about. Making sure the launch of a new or re-designed model hits the target. It sounds simple, but historically there are numerous cases where an auto maker puts a new car or truck in showrooms and it falls short of expectations. Sometimes woefully short.

  • $8.6 Million For Your Thoughts Mr. Wagoner Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 9:46 AM ET
    Rick Wagoner

    Whatever you think, and I know many of you reading this believe the guy ran GM into the ground and is now gone so who cares about him, what Wagoner thinks remains a mystery. Ever since the White House fired him at the end of March, Wagoner has been silent. As GM went in and out of bankruptcy, he said nothing publicly.

  • Lightning Round OT: Honda, Merck and More Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 10:30 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Cutting Sponsorships The Start of GM Make Over Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 11:32 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    Taking full advantage of bankruptcy court, and the ability to drop contracts it no longer wants, GM is dumping dozens of sponsorships around the country.

  • Auto Task Force Shifts Gears Without Rattner Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 6:17 PM ET

    Like the whirlwind trips in and out of bankruptcy for GM and Chrysler, Steve Rattner is leaving Washington just a few months after stepping into a high profile position with the Treasury Department. Rattner is leaving the Auto Task Force and heading back to private life in the investment world. Talk about making a splash and then getting out of town.