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Crude oil fails to hold a rally as Russian president Vladimir Putin said we need to get ready for $40 a barrel oil, and crude traders did.
General Motors Co. said third quarter profit rose 1%, less than a month after Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told investors the automaker is pushing to boost performance.
Ford Motor Co., the second biggest automaker in the U.S., will add more than 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, to build the company’s 2015 Edge utility vehicle.
Ford Motor Co. begins building the sixth generation of its 50-year-old Mustang sports car today at a Michigan plant that will export it to more than 120 countries.
The slowdown in purchases followed a 0.2% advance in June, the Commerce Department reported today. The median forecast of 82 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 0.2% gain. Excluding cars, sales rose 0.1%.
The majority of workers of the four-week strike of South Africa's steel companies returned to work today.
While the biggest U.S. automaker has surprised analysts with strong sales in its home country as well as in China, consumers in Canada aren’t buying as many Chevys and GMC trucks.
U.S. stock-index futures advanced, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend a record, as results from Facebook Inc. to Ford Motor Co. topped analysts’ estimates.