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  • USS Chancellorsville

    Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia fired at a U.S. Navy helicopter as it made a surveillance flight over the vessel, the first such attack by pirates on an American military aircraft, the Navy said Thursday.

  • Auto scrap yard

    The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the U.S. auto industry a badly needed jolt of activity during the deepest decline in auto sales in two decades.

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    From Vermont to California, exhausted but appreciative car dealers watched their lots grow empty as crowds rushed to trade in gas guzzlers during the final weekend of the popular Cash for Clunkers program.

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    AutoNation, the nation's largest auto dealership chain, said Saturday it hit the brakes on the popular Cash for Clunkers program three days early because it wants to make sure it can submit the paperwork on thousands of sales to the government before a Monday evening deadline.

  • Woman looks at new Toyota Camry on dealer lot

    As more American car buyers take advantage of the rebate program, the federal government is struggling to reimburse dealers that shoulder the rebates up front

  • 2010 Prius

    Hundreds of auto dealers in the New York area have withdrawn from the government's Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government, a dealership group said Wednesday.

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    America’s iconic Greyhound coaches will hit the road in the UK this September as owner FirstGroup looks to tap the brand’s North American success for the British market.

  • AutoNation CEO Michael J. Jackson told CNBC Wednesday the government owes his company about $45 million in rebates from the cash-for-clunkers program, but said he still has faith in the program.

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    Higher sales from the government's Cash for Clunkers program have prompted General Motors to boost production at several of its factories, according to company and union officials.

  • Dan Deighan, founder of Deighan Financial Advisors, and Rob Stein, managing partner at Astor Asset Management, explained their positions on the economy and shared their market outlooks.

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    The Transportation Department says consumers who want to purchase a new car not yet on a dealer lot can still be eligible for the car rebate program.

  • Fritz Henderson

    Demand is up significantly in the auto industry, and General Motors expects to see "robust" sales in August and September, CEO Fritz Henderson told CNBC Thursday.

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    Volkswagen and Porsche have broadly agreed on details for a deal to combine two of Europe's most storied automakers, two VW supervisory board members told Reuters on Wednesday.

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    A study finds the fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in July noticeably jumped, thanks to the "cash for clunkers" program.

  • Chevy Volt

    General Motors said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car should get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving, more than four times the mileage of the current champion, the Toyota Prius.

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    Demand for the 'Cash for Clunkers' program has slowed down since the government extended funding for the program, butthe industry is still improving, General Motor's Fritz Henderson told CNBC Monday.

  • GMAC Financial Services says it will offer a leasing option on select vehicles to drivers in 45 states.

  • After last week's better-than-expected U.S. July jobs figures, the 'V-shaped' recovery is in place, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research said Monday.

  • GM Dealership

    General Motors says it aims to register 3.5 billion shares of stock for a potential public offering sometime in 2010.

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    That’s just what Congress appears to be saying to the American people with its over the top $500 million for the purchase of eight new airplanes that will shuttle them – senators and representatives - back and forth around the world.