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  • Automakers Waiting for a Summer Surge Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 11:54 AM ET
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    They're all increasing production. Building more cars and trucks, gearing up for what we've been told to expect: a steady increase in auto sales. But increasingly, there are indications we may not see a summer surge.

  • Asian Stocks Hit 1-Month Highs, Techs Climb Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 7:49 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose to a one-month high on Monday, led by a rally in the technology sector, after semiconductor chipmakers last week gave positive news about demand, helping Wall Street recover early losses on Friday.

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    An ad placed in Japanese magazines by the Ministry of Finance shows that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher After US Rally Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 5:43 AM ET

    Asian stocks jumped on Friday, following a rally on Wall Street which saw all three major indices gaining nearly 3 percent.

  • Asia Climbs on Strong Chinese Data Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 2:55 AM ET

    Asian shares climbed on Thursday, with Tokyo and Taipei up over 1 percent, as better-than-expected Chinese exports added to optimism that the global economic recovery is on track.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed After Choppy Session Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mixed Wednesday, with Tokyo down 1 percent but Shanghai posting strong gains, after Wall Street finished mixed in choppy trading.

  • GM, Chrysler Recalls Not the Same as Toyota Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 12:56 PM ET
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    On the surface, the massive number of models recalled and the threat of vehicle fires has people asking, "Are GM and Chrysler now going down the same path as Toyota earlier this year?"

  • Most Asian Markets Rise on Bargain Hunting Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 3:17 AM ET

    Most Asian stock indexes were on positive ground, led by Australia's 1.2 percent rise, as traders paused in their selloff of risky assets ahead of Chinese economic data and a European Central Bank meeting later in the week.

  • Big Ed Keeps Shakin' Up GM Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 3:38 PM ET
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    You'd think by now the message would be clear: Ed Whitacre Jr. is not going to stop making changes. Once again, he shook up the management at the automaker. And once again, people are asking why Whitacre keeps moving executives around—and whether or not he knows what he's doing.

  • Ten Bearish Factors Facing the Economy: O'Neill Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 12:27 PM ET
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    There are ten key factors facing the economic recovery which investors need to be cautious of, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sach, wrote in a research note Sunday.

  • Asian Stocks Fall on US Jobs Report, Hungary Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 7:18 AM ET

    Asian stock markets tumbled on Monday, after Wall Street on Friday closed at its lowest level since February, spooked by disappointing U.S. jobs data and concerns over Hungary's debt problems.

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    There has long been a belief in the auto industry that as pick-up truck sales go, so goes the broader economy. After all, as business and spending picks up, the folks who drive pickups (contractors, builders, small business operators) are likely to buys a new work truck. And for the most part, the historical evidence points to truck sales and housing starts trending up or down together.

  • Asia Is Mixed Ahead of US Jobs Data Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 3:31 AM ET

    Asian stock markets traded mixed on Friday, amid caution ahead of the U.S. jobs report, which is expected to show the economy gained 513,000 jobs in May, adding to a string of recent positive economic data.

  • Ford

    As brand deaths go, the demise of Mercury is being met with a collective shrug of the shoulders. Aside from the 276 Lincoln/Mercury dealers who are losing half their sales, few others will care that Mercury is leaving the Ford orbit.

  • Asian Stocks Spike on Wall Street's Rally Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 3:08 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days on Thursday as U.S. housing data fueled optimism about the world's largest economy, while the yen was pressured by expectations that Japan's new political leaders will favor a weaker currency.

  • A Year After Bankruptcy GM Needs to Take the Next Step Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
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    A year ago, who would have thought GM would be where it is today? A year ago, as then GM CEO Fritz Henderson walked into bankruptcy court, who thought GM would be profitable, and still #1 in the U.S. in the middle of 2010? A year ago, who figured the people guiding GM would be a former analyst on Wall Street and the former CFO of Microsoft?

  • Deutsche Securities said on Tuesday that it had placed an erroneous order in Nikkei stock futures shortly and Nikkei 225 mini futures after the opening due to a systems problem within the company.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed; China Slides Monday, 31 May 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    Asian markets ended the Monday session mixed with Tokyo and Seoul shrugging off a downgrade of Spain's credit rating while China shares booked sharp losses, hit by concerns over further tightening measures.

  • Alan Mulally

    Remember when Ford CEO Alan Mulally took the top job at America's number two automaker in 2006? Four years later, Mulally is delivering better results than many ever expected, and he's transformed Ford into a company that looks (and runs) a lot like Toyota in the late 90's.

  • Asian Stocks Bolt Higher on US Gains Friday, 28 May 2010 | 5:20 AM ET

    Asian stocks surged out of the gates on Friday, after China's denial that it was reviewing its euro bond holdings prompted an impressive rally on Wall Street where the Dow jumped nearly 3 percent to close back over the 10,000 mark.