Auto sales in the US fell sharply in August, compared with numbers that were juiced a year ago by the federal "cash for clunkers" incentive program. But when you compare sales so far this year with the first eight months of 2009, industry sales have at least moved in a positive direction. Here are the top-gaining models for each of the seven biggest car sellers.
General Motors has issued three more recalls, including the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Chevrolet Silverado from model years 2014-2015. Here is a breakdown of GM's most recent recalls.
Chevrolet Silverado wins North American Truck of the Year while Corvette Stingray brings home car of the year in the first double win for Chevrolet. The 2014 Chevy Silverado beat out the Acura MDZ and Jeep Cherokee.
Chevy and GMC pickup truck recall includes certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 models with a fire risk associated with their cylinder-deactivation systems. 370,000 full-size trucks are affected by the Chevy and GMC recall.
Car sales rise for all the major automakers, with Honda leading the way. Truck sales continue strong, which could lead to a 16 million unit sales for 2013.
Economic recovery is pressuring automakers to boost car sales and grab market share. They're likely to offer cash discounts, low-interest financing, and other auto deals this summer.
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting the 15000 milestone and economic signals flashing continued growth, the case for bull market optimists looks stronger. But there are reasons to be cautious about a retrenchment of the Dow.
Car sales were strong in March. Major automakers including Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan all reported increased car sales, with some reporting their best monthly totals since the start of the Great Recession in December of 2007.