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  • GM Picks Former Microsoft CFO to Run Its Finances Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 12:32 PM ET

    General Motors is naming Microsoft's Chris Liddell as its new chief financial officer.  GM is going outside the company to replace current CFO Ray Young, who is being transferred to China

  • Green Power Comes Slowly for Trucking Industry Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 10:14 AM ET

    Though some progress has been made with electric and hybrid vehicles, battery technology remains deficient, especially for the critical long-haul segment of the business.

  • Shipping company and economic barometer FedEx reported quarterly earnings in line with earlier guidance on Thursday, but its projections for profit in the current quarter were well below expectations. Arthur Hatfield, transportation analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his reactions to the firm’s earnings.

  • 4 Profitable Airlines Stocks For Investors: Analyst Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 6:04 PM ET

    Boeing finally got its new 787 jetliner into the air Tuesday, more than two years after originally intended. Roger King, airline analyst at CreditSights.com, shared his outlook on the sector.

  • GM to Repay Government Debt by June, New CEO Says Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 2:45 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors plans to repay roughly $8 billion in debt to the United States and Canada by June, a faster payback of the first portion of its bailout than the automaker previously committed to make.

  • FedEx Looks Strong – Buy This Stock Instead Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 8:49 PM ET

    The transports are a good gauge of the market, Cramer says. Find out his favorite.

  • Virgin Galactic Unveils Commercial Spaceship Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    A spacecraft designed to rocket wealthy tourists into space as early as 2011 was unveiled Monday in what backers of the venture hope will signal a new era in aviation history.

  • GM Chairman Names New Head of North America Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    General Motors Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. says he is putting engineering chief Mark Reuss in charge of GM's North American operations in a management shakeup.

  • Treasury Assistance Comes at High Price For GM Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 8:33 PM ET

    There's a change at the top for General Motors as the U.S. government (and the Board) flexes its muscles and dictates company policy. As we have said on many occasions, assistance from the U.S. government comes with a high price and lack of independence is at the top of the list. So Fritz is out.

  • Fritz Henderson

    GM abruptly fired CEO Fritz Henderson Tuesday, saying it wanted to chart a new course as it continues restructuring. "The board decided—and Fritz agreed—that it was time to make some changes,'' a GM spokesman said.

  • US Auto Sales Edge Up; Ford, GM, Toyota Report Gains Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
    Ford Sign

    US auto sales edged higher in November, led by an outsized gain for Hyundai and mixed results for rivals in a trend automakers said pointed to a grudging recovery in the U.S. economy.

  • Cramer: Tuesday's Market Action Explained Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Well, as best the Mad Money host can anyway. No doubt stocks are sending some mixed messages.

  • More Late on Auto Loan Payments in Third Quarter Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 7:08 AM ET
    Car Keys and Money

    More people were late with their auto loan payments in the third quarter as job losses continued, but amid rising delinquencies there are positive signs for the economy in certain states.

  • Car Insurance Scofflaws Raise Health Reform Doubt Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 4:24 AM ET

    Thousands of drivers on the nation's roads don't carry auto insurance, despite laws in all but two states requiring it.

  • Electric Driverless Cabs – The Future or Fad? Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    Ever wished your cab driver would stop nattering and just get to where you're going? Well the new driverless cabs being trialed at London's Heathrow airport could be for you.

  • Airlines Pay for Stranding Passengers Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    The Transportation Department imposed its first penalties for runway delays Tuesday, collecting $175,000 from three airlines for leaving 47 passengers of a regional jet stranded overnight in Rochester, Minn.

  • Americans Ditch Planes for Trains this Thanksgiving Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 4:48 AM ET
    A Union Pacific steam.

    The Miles family is changing it up this year in the annual American race to make it to the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of booking plane tickets, they opted to take the 1,100-mile trip by train.

  • Hitachi Eyes UK High-Speed Rail Project By March Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 10:13 PM ET

    Japan's Hitachi  said on Tuesday it expects a delay of a few months in clinching a British high-speed railway deal worth over $5.6 billion -- a deal it hopes will add momentum to its push into the overseas market for eco-friendly trains.

  • Nordic American: Sinking Ship or Titan Tanker? Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 7:44 PM ET

    Cramer interviews CEO Herbjørn Hansson.

  • Analyst Predicts Small Auto Sales Comeback in 2010 Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    A top industry analyst says the U.S. auto industry will recover only a little next year because of a weak economy.