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  • Roof Strength Another Step In Auto Safety Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 10:47 AM ET

    This morning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new rating system for the strength of roofs for SUV's. These ratings highlight an area that is critical to whether passengers in an SUV will survive a rollover crash accident.

  • Could The Tata Nano Be In States By 2012? Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Amid all the hoopla about today's launch of the Tata Nano was a question and answer about when the $2,500 micro car might be on sales in the U.S. Tata CEO Ratan Tata said that it is conceivable his company could modify a European version of the Nano to meet U.S. safety standards within three years

  • Tale Of Two Extremes: The New Nano And New Rolls Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 8:58 AM ET
    Rolls Royce 200 EX

    Talk about a strange juxtaposition. On the same day Rolls Royce is bringing its new "Baby Rolls" to New York, the world's least expensive, "mass market" car is rolling out in India. The Tata Nano and Rolls Royce 200 EX. One will cost roughly $2,500, the other will be at least 100 times more expensive.

  • How Much Is Your Chrysler Or GM Car Worth? Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 1:56 PM ET
    Car dealership in Miami

    Life in limbo is costing GM and Chrysler. New numbers show the residual values of GM and Chrysler cars have taken a hit. Meanwhile, another survey of car buyers shows a sizable drop in the percentage of buyers who are considering buying a GM or Chrysler.

  • Peering Into Porsche's Future Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 5:07 PM ET
    Porsche

    The auto industry generates nothing these days that even remotely resembles good news. Of course, no matter how bad the industry gets, there's always shelter in the storm, a shining light in the midst of the malignant gloom: the coolest car company in the world, Porsche.

  • Jeff Macke’s Dollar Daze Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    Did the Fed just begin a currency war, where nations basically throw money at one another just to boost exports?

  • Lexus Dethroned by New No. 1 in Reliability Study Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 2:54 PM ET
    All-New 2009 Jaguar XF. (PRNewsFoto/Jaguar)

    British luxury carmaker Jaguar surged to the top of J.D. Power and Associates' closely watched vehicle dependability study this year, tying Buick for the No. 1 spot and dethroning Lexus for the first time since the Japanese luxury brand has been a part of the survey.

  • Supplier Aid Next Step By Obama Team Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 12:33 PM ET

    The announcement by the Treasury Department that it will provide up to $5 Billion in federal aid is the next move by President Obama's auto task force to help the auto industry avoid a collapse.

  • GM And Ford Rev Up Stocks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 5:05 PM ET

    What a difference a week makes. The combination of a market bounce, favorable news from GM, and reports of Ford planning to offer a $2.95 Billion in TALF-related bonds have sent shares of Ford and GM surging in the last week.

  • Cash For Clunkers A Win/Win/Win? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 11:58 AM ET
    Gas-guzzlers

    Congress is once again kicking around the idea of giving people an incentive to trade in their old car or truck for a newer, more fuel efficient model. It's an idea that has sparked demand for new cars in other countries around the world. And frankly, it is one of the few incentive programs that is a win/win situation.

  • Chrysler's Big Push Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 1:43 PM ET
    Bob Nardelli

    Two weeks before the deadline for President Obama's Auto Task Force to decide whether or not to lend Chrysler, GM and suppliers billions more in Federal aid, Chrysler CEO is very clear: he needs a decision.

  • Auto Bailout Political Dance Starts Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 2:40 PM ET

    After almost a month of virtual silence by nearly everyone involved in the auto bailout talks, the primary players are starting to talk.

  • Can New Chevy Camaro Muscle Up Sales? Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 9:35 AM ET
    2010 Chevy Camaro

    For pure "car lovers", the re-birth of the Chevy Camaro is like an early Christmas gift. A modern day muscle car (base sticker $22,995) built for people who live for the thrill of the drive. But...

  • Berkshire Hathaway has lost its AAA credit rating from Fitch, but it doesn't look like the change is due to any recent 'mistakes' by Warren Buffett and his holding company.   Almost at the top of its news release on the one-notch downgrade and negative outlook, Fitch says the move is part of a "broader review of insurance and financial services company ratings" due to the "current stressful economic environment."

  • GM Shares Rise On Optimism Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 11:35 AM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    When a stock trades down around $2.50 a share it's dangerous to make too much out of a dramatic move up or down.

  • GM Tells Treasury, "No Thanks - For Now" Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 12:28 PM ET
    General Motors

    Today, General Motors announced it no longer needs a $2 Billion dollar loan from the Treasury Department this month.

  • GE Ratings Cut: Only 5 AAA Industrials Left Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's downgraded General Electric, lowering its rating to AA-plus with a stable outlook, down from the top-tier, AAA credit rating it enjoyed. Here are some sobering facts about GE and other big stocks...

  • The Terminator's Day In Motown Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 11:40 AM ET
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Schwarzenegger has come to personify what many in the domestic auto industry can't stand. He is unabashed in his belief auto makers can and should make cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles.

  • World Car Of The Year Finalists Tell Ford's Global Story  Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 10:43 AM ET

    Remember when Ford CEO Alan Mulally took over the top job at the auto maker and boldly pronounced, "We will win with great cars!"? I do. I remember thinking, "Well, this will be interesting to see if Ford can truly become competitive in cars."

  • Jay Leno To Bring His Stimulus Plan To Detroit Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 12:01 PM ET
    Jay Leno

    Tonight Show host Jay Leno knows that. Which is one reason he is bringing "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan" to Detroit on April 7th and giving away tickets to anyone who says they are unemployed.