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Autos Automobiles and Components

  • Los Angeles

    In one of the strangest studies I've seen—and I've seen 'em all—Allstate Insurance says there are more car accidents on December 15 in California, the nation's car capital, than on any other day of the year.

  • 2011 Ford Fiesta

    Ford is thriving because it's becoming a more nimble, flexible auto maker. Nowhere is that more evident than in Ford's announcement Tuesday that its plant outside Detroit will be the first in the world to build standard internal combustion, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles in one plant.

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    There are some simple steps you can take now that could put more money in your pocket—or at least reduce the amount you'll owe to Uncle Sam.

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    Profound shifts in consumer sentiment and the economics of transportation are changing the way drivers view not just their vehicles, but the concept of transportation itself.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    The statement was clear. What's unclear is what fallout, if any, will come from GM CEO Dan Akerson calling the Toyota Prius a "geek mobile." The Prius has been an unqualified hit for Toyota, and when was the last time GM introduced a "game changer." Which is why a lot of people are wondering what right Akerson has to call Prius owners geeks.

  • Ford's Louisville, Kentucky Assembly Plant

    The Ford Motor company announced on Thursday that it plans to add 1800 new jobs and invest $600 million to revamp its Louisville, Ky. assembly plant.

  • Ford

    In the last 3 months as I've been covering a series of announcements by the Big 3 about their plans to hire workers and add shifts, I continually hear one comment from viewers and readers: "Are these jobs gonna stick or will these people be laid off in a few years?"

  • Tehran Stock Exchange.

    If you were allowed and could make money doing it, would you invest in Iran? Share your opinion.

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    The latest survey from DuPont about the most popular colors for cars and trucks around the world. Warning: don't expect to find this list intriguing.

  • Tehran, Iran

    Should US companies be allowed to do business in Iran through foreign subsidiaries? Share your opinion.

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    Consumers with less than stellar credit are getting car loans again as lenders loosen their standards, and the trend is likely to continue as more lenders get into the business.

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    Are sanctions a good way to stop a country from doing something? Share your opinion.

  • Companies that produce goods that are in demand in China could see further strong growth ahead, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

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    As we work our way through the last month of the year, there's an intriguing story playing out with Hyundai and Chrysler.

  • So many automobiles roll through the backgrounds of movies and on TV shows, only to meet a humble end of getting compacted into a cube at a junkyard. But other cars are the movies and the TV shows in which they appear, or else they make such a memorable impression that they carry on the movie’s legacy as they are sold or displayed in museums. Most slides of the following famous cars were provided by Bob Hartwig, the director of rental operations at in North Hollywood, CA, which creates and suppl

    Many automobiles roll through the backgrounds of movies and on TV shows, but only a select few carry on the movie’s legacy as they are sold or displayed in museums. Check out our list!

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    The auto industry is re-making itself. It is leaner, more efficient and smaller. And in that transition there is a need for engineers and those with technical knowledge to build more fuel efficient vehicles.

  • Ford will notch record profits, electric cars will be a niche product and Chrysler will re-assert itself.

  • Manufacturing goods

    Netflix slips and gets bought out, the glow comes off of General Motors stock and investors shun Chinese IPOs.

  • Car Keys

    All major automakers but Toyota reported strong U.S. sales increases in November as the auto industry's slow-motion recovery continued to gain traction.  Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai and Honda all reported double-digit increases.

  • Car dealership

    The November auto sales rate looks like it will top 12 million for a second straight month. That along, with encouraging comments and news from GM and Ford make it clear the auto industry recovery is kicking into gear.