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Chrysler Shares Could Soon Be On the Market Again

When Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne took over Chrysler in 2009, it was considered a forgone conclusion that, eventually, he'd take the company public in an initial public offering. But now, Marchionne says the odds of an IPO are merely 50-50.

The New GM Could Put Investors in the Fast Lane

After its near-miraculous emergence so quickly from bankruptcy, the new GM will certainly make big bucks for investors if it fulfills its potential to beat sales forecasts and earnings expectations.

Ford vs. GM: The IPOs of a Changing America

While GM's IPO drew considerable investor excitement, it has also drawn attention to how much the auto industry has changed in the last few decades. Less than sixty years ago, on January 17, 1956, the Ford Motor Company had its own IPO -- the largest in history up to that time -- in an economy in which U.S. industrial might was the envy of the world and American cars represented the apex of the automotive pyramid.

GM Pins Big Hopes on New Chevy Cruze

underwhelming Chevy Cobalt, a model that had a hard time competing with the likes of Toyota's Corolla and Ford's Focus, new versions of which are due in coming months. A coming manual transmission model will have a 40-mpg highway rating.

Hyundai Shifts Santa Fe SUV to Kia Plant in Georgia

Next month, Korean automaker Hyundai will begin building its popular Santa Fe SUV at a Kia plant in West Point, Ga., where its sister company makes the Kia Sorrento SUV. The move is expected to boost the number of workers associated with the plant from 1,900 to 7,000.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuel Tanks Spark a Safety Probe

A federal safety review has been launched targeting some 3 million older model Jeep Grand Cherokees on concerns that their fuel tanks may catch fire in a crash. A report likens the problem to the Ford Pinto's.