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  • Chrysler: What Gives? Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    The signs are not good. From Chrysler's decision to stop leasing cars, to its recent decisions to cut staff and close plants, to its lack of major new product announcements, there is little of late inspiring confidence that this company can stage a comeback...

  • GM Trails Toyota in First-Half Global Sales Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

    General Motors trailed Japanese rival Toyota Motor in global vehicle sales decisively through the second quarter and first half of the year, hurt by a large decline in North America.

  • Toyota May Cut Global Sales Goal to 9.5 Million Units Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 7:32 PM ET

    Toyota Motor may cut its 2008 global vehicle sales target by as much as 350,000 units to about 9.5 million because of declining sales in the United States, Japan and Europe, according to news reports. 

  • Asian Stocks Mixed, Economic Uncertainty Remains Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 5:17 AM ET

    Asian markets seesawed Wednesday with investors uncertain about global growth prospects, the state of the financial sector and volatile oil prices. Japan finished flat, South Korea fell but Australia gained over 1%.

  • Toyota to Cut 2008 Global Sales Goal by 3.6% Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:15 PM ET

    Toyota Motor will cut its global sales target for calendar 2008 by 3.6% to 9.5 million vehicles to reflect a sharp slowdown in the United States, Japanese national broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.

  • Indexes Eke Out Gains After Wild Session Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers and oil prices surged more than $5 a barrel. Still, all three major indexes eked out gains by the closing bell.

  • Stocks Reel as Oil Surges, Financials Get Hit Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, overshadowing any positive news the market had to offer.

  • Stocks Flail as Freddie, Lehman Get Pummeled Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • I've said it for some time, and will continue to say it to anyone who asks. The flexibility Asian automakers have to build different vehicles in different plants is the reason they'll ride out this tough time better than the Big 3.

  • Chrysler's Decline: Will It Fall Behind Nissan? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Talk about a tough week. On Monday Chrysler announced it would be shutting an assembly plant outside St. Louis and stripping out the shift of another one in Missouri. Then yesterday, the company reported June sales that put the company's market share for the month at 9.9%.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain; GM Gains 2% Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 5:26 PM ET

    Stocks coasted to a positive finish, fueled by better-than-expected sales from General Motors, short covering and a pop in a manufacturing gauge, in what was a rollercoaster start to the first half.

  • GM Sales Fall Less Than Expected, Topping Toyota Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 3:35 PM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    General Motors surprised investors with a sales decline that was much less steep than expected, and the company's shares skyrocketed higher.

  • GM Jumps 15%, Pushes Market Higher Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 3:20 PM ET

    It was a rocky start to the second half for Wall Street as the market digested a mixed bag of auto sales, a $2 jump in oil prices and an encouraging reading on manufacturing.

  • General Motors

    Talk about throwing a curve to the experts. June auto sales shows that some people have been too quick to jump the gun and assume certain automakers would sell, or not sell.

  • How Bad Is It? Even Liquor Sales Are Down Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 9:14 AM ET

    Fortune Brands is down 6 percent after lowering their earnings guidance for Q2 and the full year--yes that Fortune Brands that owns liquor (Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Canadian Club, Sauza, Courvoisier), golf equipment (Titleist, Cobra), and home products (Moen, MasterBrand cabinets).

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 10:09 PM ET

    Here's to a better second half. We could use it. You've heard the superlatives. The market has had its worst first half since 1970. Think men on the moon and bell bottoms, and GM shares trading higher than they are now. Ouch.

  • Are You Giving Up On GM? I Want To Know Why Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 1:34 PM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    With Shares of GM stock trading at 54 year lows, there's renewed talk about GM being in a slide it can't stop. I won't go that far. But this week could go down as one of the toughest in the company's 100 years.

  • Four Stocks to Watch This Week Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his "4 for 4": the four stocks he says investors must watch on this shortened business week.

  • GM Or Toyota As Number One: Does It Really Matter? Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 9:01 AM ET

    As I watched my White Sox finish a sweet sweep of the Cubs last night, I talked to my friend Mike from Detroit. He's a great guy, despite his love of the Tigers. But he said one thing that could summarize how many in motown may feel by tomorrow night. "It's not like we didn't see this coming," said Detroit Mike about Toyota closing in on #1.

  • Your Rants On GM, Energy Prices, And Me Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    After a couple of weeks of being on the road in New York for the "Today Show," Detroit for auto stories, and other places around the country, I've finally had a chance to take in the e-mails you've been sending me about the increasingly dicey auto business. While I have, and will continue to directly answer your e-mails, there are a few I'd like to share.