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  • Toyota's NUMMI Call Painful Reminder of Industry Glut Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 10:17 AM ET

    It sounds strange to say it, but it's true. The auto industry still has too many plants with the capacity to crank out millions more cars and trucks than needed.

  • Why the Clunker Numbers Baffled People Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
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    I thought the final numbers on the Cash for Clunkers program were fairly straight forward.  The Department of Transportation released the top 10 selling models and what percentage of vehicles were sold by each auto maker.  But those numbers don't make sense to many of you.

  • No Double-Dip Recession: Strategist Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:05 PM ET

    Recent economic numbers suggest that the economy may be finally turning to a recovery, said Jim Hardesty, president, market strategist and chief economist of Hardesty Capital Management, and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management.

  • Stocks End Flat as Investors Take Breather Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.

  • 'Cash for Clunkers' Final Sales Tally: 700,000 New Cars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 4:59 PM ET
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    The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the U.S. auto industry a badly needed jolt of activity during the deepest decline in auto sales in two decades.

  • Stocks Don't Flinch After Treasury Auction Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks were flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.

  • Stocks Recover After Home-Sales Report Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a sharp jump in new-home sales.

  • Futures Relatively Flat on Economic Reports Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    Stock index futures extended losses after an initial uptick as data showed June orders for durable goods, excluding transportation, rose less than forecast despite overall orders posting their largest advance since July 2007.

  • GM to Boost Output Due to Clunkers Incentives Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 11:49 AM ET
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    Higher sales from the government's Cash for Clunkers program have prompted General Motors to boost production at several of its factories, according to company and union officials.

  • Clunker Program Now For Cars Not Yet On Lot Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 4:28 PM ET
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    The Transportation Department says consumers who want to purchase a new car not yet on a dealer lot can still be eligible for the car rebate program.

  • Crank Up The Assembly Lines Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 9:39 AM ET
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    This is one of those weeks when the auto industry is slowly but surely showing that its darkest days have passed. The three year downturn in production is giving way to small, but important increases in the number of cars and trucks rolling off assembly lines.

  • The Great Electric Car Race: Volt, Leaf, ... Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 8:59 AM ET
    The Nissan Leaf

    Get used to seeing more triple digit fuel economy ratings as Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, and other niche players start rolling out the electric line-ups over the next 3-4 years.

  • Electric Cars Are the Future: Auto Analyst Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    Educating the public about electric vehicles will take a lot of time, but implementing them is our future, said Rebecca Lindland, director of the Autos Group at IHS Global Insight.

  • GM 'Lab' an Experiment in Customer Contact Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
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    In the new GM, where the big push is getting closer to the customer, there's an interesting experiment the company is about to launch.

  • Chevy Volt

    General Motors said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car should get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving, more than four times the mileage of the current champion, the Toyota Prius.

  • GM's Jolt?  Chevy Volt to Get 230 Miles Per Gallon Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 8:19 AM ET
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    That's the fuel economy GM expects the electric Chevy Volt to deliver when it comes out late next year. The company made the announcement this morning in Detroit and already skeptics, fans, and the general public are debating if the Volt's mega-fuel efficiency will be a "game changer" for the industry and General Motors.

  • eBay Sales and Twitter chats: The New GM Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 9:23 AM ET
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    One month after exiting bankruptcy and vowing to do business differently, GM is going on-line as it strives to improve its bottom line. The auto maker is teaming up with eBay to sell new cars on line in the state of California. It's a deal the two companies have been working on for a few months and it should be a win/win.

  • Clunkers Complainers Come Out Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 8:50 AM ET
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    Ever since Washington first signed off on Cash for Clunkers, I've heard a steady chant of criticism about the program....While I've heard all these concerns, I'll be honest that there are very few I agree with.

  • A Vote for the Clunkers Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 6:26 PM ET

    For once in our lives, Washington spending is giving us a good bang for the buck.

  • Pros Say: Market Has 10-20% More Upside Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 12:36 PM ET
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    Stocks were lukewarm Wednesday following a disappointing jobs report from ADP and cautious outlook from Dow component P&G. Also: a Senate vote on extending the "Cash for Clunkers" program could happen as early as today. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...