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GM On Track to Be August's Car Sales Winner

GM is expected to show a sales increase of 15.3% from a year ago when it posts August numbers later this week, according to auto industry research firm Edmunds. That would be an improvement of 30,000 cars and light trucks and would eclipse the unit gains of its smaller rivals.

Will U.S. Downgrade Bring On a Bear Market?

Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. debt rating for the first time on Friday. Coming on top of concerns of a second recession, the move has investors worried that we're headed into a bear market for stocks. Here's what a bear market would mean.

Wall Street Ups Bet Against Ford's Stock

Ford has had been nothing but full of good news lately: it recently reported a sharp rise in net income to $2.6 billion and it said that it would maintain its market share in the U.S. America for the balance of the year. So why is Wall Street pessimistic on the stock?

Is Chrysler IPO Delay an Auto Industry Warning?

Chrysler's IPO may be delayed, according to CEO Sergio Marchionne. He claims the decision will be based on the cash needs of the company and payments to the UAW healthcare trust. But is it really a sign of larger problems in the industry?

Is a Recovery Near for GM, Ford Shares?

So far this year, General Motors and Ford shares have dropped over 10% as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has moved higher by 5%. The primary reasons for the sell-off are concerns about consumer confidence and fear that a parts shortage from Japan will slow production. But that may be about to change.

Citigroup: The Most-Shorted Stock in America

Citigroup is the most-shorted stock on any major U.S. exchange. Its position at the top of the pack is due to the bank's stock price and ongoing concern about its balance sheets and mortgage foreclosure practices.

Soaring Oil Sends Stocks Sliding and Gold to a Record

The first trading day of the month is usually good to equities, but after a two-day respite, stocks went back back to suffering broad-based declines. The sharp rise in oil prices overshadowed some encouraging corporate and economic news.

Stocks Tumble on Egypt Crisis, GDP and Earnings

Stocks fell sharply Friday as investors fled to safety amid disappointing economic data, mixed corporate earnings reports and escalating violence in Egypt. A soft start for equities only got worse as the day progressed.

Face-Off on Stocks: General Motors, Ford, Toyota

With the Great Recession pushing consumers to hold off on car-buying for as long as possible, pent-up demand is now likely to boost the automakers. But an industrywide pickup won't necessarily benefit all players equally. Of GM, Ford and Toyota, which stock might do best?

Ford May Sell Mazda Stake

Ford (F) may sell some or all of if stake in Japanese car company Mazda, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Prius No.1 in Japan

Toyota's Prius was the No.1 selling car in Japan for the 11th month in a row.

Nissans Recalled

Nissan recalls 539,864 cars for fuel gauge and brake-pin problems.

Toyota Adds Prius to Recall List, Makes Plea to U.S. Buyers

Beleaguered Toyota recalls nearly a half-million Prius and other hybrid models worldwide, adding another ding to its tarnished reputation. The company also promises U.S. consumers that it will enlist a "blue ribbon safety advisory group" to review its quality control operations.

GM Forecasts 2 Million Sales in China in 2010

GM believes that it will sell 2 million vehicles in China this year, a figure well ahead of its previous forecasts. Last year, the No. 1 U.S. carmaker sold 1.83 million units, up 67% from 2008.

Toyota Recalls 2.3 Million Cars

Toyota announced it is recalling 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. The repairs will cost the Japanese car company hundreds of millions of dollars, but what the news will cost Toyota in sales.

GM CEO Predicts Profit in 2010

Ed Whitacre, chairman and interim CEO of GM, made some bold statements on Wednesday about the No. 1 U.S. car company, foreseeing profits this year and fast repayment of government loans. But those predictions could turn out to be faulty for a number of reasons.