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How General Motors Company's Profits Could Get Crushed

General Motors  seems to be in trouble with its current bout of vehicle recalls. Recently, the company had to recall 1.2 million...

Auto Industry Posts a Stronger March; Here's 1 Thing to Watch

Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading 66 points higher, or 0.40%, at 3 p.m. EDT after some positive manufacturing and vehicle...

Major Indexes Continue to Climb Despite Weak Economic Data

The Institute for Supply Management this morning released its latest manufacturing purchasing managers reading. While economists...

How Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Plan to Take On BMW

The 2014 Maserati Ghibli is one part of Fiat Chrysler's plan to become a global luxury-car player. Next up: Seven new Alfa...

Will Sales Start Rising for Ford Motor Company?

Ford's Fusion had a very strong year in 2013 -- but sales are down 11% through the first two months of 2014. Is a bounce coming?...

Will Tesla's New York Deal Solve its Dealership Problem?

Tesla  has managed to score a win in New York, but at what cost?

This past weekend the electric car company reached a compromise with...

3 Companies Leading the Charge in the U.S. Railroad Resurgence

A combination of both the domestic economic recovery and the oil-by-rail boom has been a shot in the arm for rail companies during the past...

Why Are Short-sellers Running Away From Alcoa Inc?

Just the other day I came across an interesting article in Forbes on Alcoa . The article noted that short interest in Alcoa...

3 Reasons to Roll With Winnebago Industries, Inc.

Winnebago Industries  delivered a solid earnings report yesterday, sending shares up more than 3%. The recreational vehicle maker...

Tesla Motors, Inc. Adds Greater Protection to Vehicles to Prevent Possible Fire Risk

In a blog post today, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced the automobile manufacturer would be adding a titanium shield and aluminum...

The Right and Wrong Reasons for Owning Tesla Motors' Stock

This morning's better-than-expected number of initial jobless claims was not enough to lift U.S. stocks today, as the benchmark ...

Why Porsche Spells "Profit" at Volkswagen AG

The big Porsche Cayenne SUV accounted for about half of Porsche's sales last year. The new, smaller Macan SUV, shown here,...

The Violent Forces Facing Harley-Davidson Inc and Polaris Overseas

Over the past three years heavyweight motorcycle registration in Europe has declined from 328,500 bikes in 2011 to 281,800 in 2013. This...

Why Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp Tumbled

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in...

Toyota's New Strategy to Strike the Right Chord in Europe

After suffering a six-year long slump, the European car market is expected to grow (about 2%-3%) in 2014. Japanese automaker Toyota doesn't...

Investor Beat: JPMorgan's CEO Succession Chain Uncertain?

The Dow and S&P bounced back today, despite the latest round of housing data, which showed that new home sales fell 3.3% for the month of...

Consumer Confidence Rises and Ford Motor Company Showcases Everest SUV

American consumers have the greatest confidence regarding economic conditions since 2008, according to the Conference Board...

How Slick Roads Raise Your Rates

Snow can be so pretty if you're on the slopes or sipping hot cocoa inside your warm house.

But if you're on the road in severe...

Tesla Motors Inc. Gigafactory: This $5 Billion Carrot Might Whip Two Protectionist States In Line

It's too bad for Tesla Motors that New Jersey doesn't top the charts when it comes to solar-power-friendly weather and is located across the...

GM Reports 3 More Recalls, 'Redoubles' Safety Efforts

GM is recalling 1.55 million vehicles, citing concerns over brakes, seat belts and air bags, adding to the 1.6 million cars already recalled this year due.

Why the Average American Can No Longer Afford a New Car


Ford's F-150 is America's best-selling new vehicle. But at an average transaction price of close to $40,000, it's out of reach...