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  • Ford, Hyundai, Audi Gaining Interest Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 8:54 AM ET
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    In the auto world, everyone is searching for the "Big Mo" - momentum. It's elusive and some of the best-laid plans rarely wind up producing it. But for three companies, the latest report from Kelley Blue Book shows Audi, Ford and Hyundai are generating more interest with potential buyers.

  • Asian Stocks End Lower, Erasing Early Gains Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asia's key indexes failed to hang on to the morning's modest gains and closed lower, as Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul slipped into the red. Markets had earlier tracked Wall Street, after the Dow Jones Industrials closed higher for the sixth straight session.

  • Cadillac Converj Smart Extension of Volt Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 8:41 AM ET

    It stole the show at last year's auto show. Now the Cadillac Converj is getting the green light from General Motors. This is not only a smart move that could pay off over time for GM, but it also shows how far the auto maker has come in moving quicker when it comes to taking new models from concept to production.

  • Robust Chinese Data Boost Asian Shares Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian stock markets made modest gains on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off the rocky session on Wall Street overnight and focused instead on strong data out of China, which showed factory output jumping to a 19-month high in October.

  • Asia Stocks End Higher after Strong US Session Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 5:21 AM ET

    Asian shares finished higher on Tuesday, following a rally on Wall Street which saw U.S. indices finishing at their highest levels in more than a year.

  • Middle-aged investors looking to retire in about 20 years should position their portfolios to have a 25 to 30 percent stake in equities outside of the United States, Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer at PIMCO told CNBC Monday.

  • Asian Markets End Up, Sydney Up 1.8% Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    Asian markets chalked up gains on Monday, led by Sydney's 1.8 percent advance. However, investors remained concern over the state of the U.S. economy after the mixed jobs report released on Friday.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher on US Recovery Hopes Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asia's key indexes rebounded Friday from losses in the previous session, after strong U.S. jobs data reinforced hopes the economy is recovering.

  • NEC Plans $1.5 Billion Share Sale after Losses Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 8:35 PM ET

    NEC Corp, Japan's biggest PC maker, plans to sell up to 133.9 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in new shares, to restore its battered capital base and invest in growth areas.

  • Charting Asia | Gold Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 1:37 AM ET
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  • Do You Buy Marchionne's Turnaround Plan? Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:59 PM ET
    Sergio Marchionne

    As I sit through a lengthy explanation of how Sergio Marchionne plans to turn around a struggling Chrysler, one question keeps running through my mind: Do we think this plan will work?

  • October Shows Auto Rebound Will Be Slow Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 3:48 PM ET

    If you want to get a sense of just how unclear the auto industry is about how much sales will rebound, ask the different sales chiefs at the automakers.

  • Charting Asia | Nikkei Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 11:26 PM ET
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  • How Mulally Got Ford Back in The Black Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    Alan Mulally

    Reporters and editors are already calling Ford's third quarter earnings surprising. And yes, it is surprising when analysts are expecting a company to lose 12 cents a share, and it earns 26 cents/share. But make no mistake; the blue oval has been going from red (losing money) to black (making money) for some time.

  • Why Ford Is Winning With Reliability Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 12:47 PM ET

    The latest Consumer Reports survey of people who have bought more than 1.4 million vehicles, is further proof of the gulf between Ford and its fellow Big 3 auto makers, GM and Chrysler. While Consumer Reports now lists Ford as being on par with Asian automakers, GM and Chrysler continue to struggle.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The Tokyo Motor Show is a case study in the electric car split. Some companies, like Nissan are trumpeting future EV models and talking about the coming age of electric vehicles.

  • Honda Pins on Electric Hopes, as F1 Dreams Get Dashed Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 4:23 AM ET

    Nearly two years ago to this date, at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda showcased their environmental F1 car concept. Going green was its aim. This year, Honda might be going a different shade of green

  • Automotive X PRIZE Finalists Show Green Ingenuity Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 1:28 PM ET
    Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE

    The beauty of the X PRIZE is that it highlights a growing, but largely overlooked segment of inventors and entrepreneurs who are building cars that do not run on gas or diesel. These are folks experimenting with batteries, ethanol, even algae as the fuel to power our cars ad trucks.

  • Why The Chinese Should Be Bold With Hummer Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    Maybe it's because there were few other options. Maybe it's because HUMMER has fallen in relevance among automakers. Or maybe it's because people finally realize it was inevitable for a Chinese company to buy an American automaker.

  • Nissan's Newest Concept Car Tilts into Corners Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 2:39 AM ET

    Nissan unveils its concept "Land Glider" electric  car capable of tilting from side to side, sashaying into curves by up to a 17-degree angle.