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General Motors: Wall Street Darling?

 A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable: General Motors (NYSE: GM) -- that General Motors, the global poster child for mismanagement, ineptitude, and the decline of American industrial might -- getting buy recommendations from savvy Wall Street analysts?


Must-Reads for Your Holidays

The past year wasn't a blowout one for IPOs, but the market did demonstrate its ability to inhale a good business and spit out a bad one. Both established and speculative companies made the list of IPOs this year, and performance wasn't too shabby for some of the higher-profile names:

This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades

At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.

4 Questions for Sirius XM in 2011

It's been a monster year for Sirius XM Radio(Nasdaq: SIRI) and its investors, but what will the new year bring? Let's dive into the four questions whose answers will ultimately dictate the stock's direction come 2011.

GM recalls over 111000 vehicles for faulty seat belt buckles

General Motors Co. announced Friday that it is recalling nearly 111000 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX crossover utility vehicles.

10 Best Technologies of 2010

 As the year is winding down, it is time to look at those technologies that succeeded shaped our lives for the better and those that failed and went the wrong direction. We are starting the series with the 10 best technologies and services of 2010, chosen by our editorial team. Feel free to weigh in.


Big Brother Dumps Big Banking

Question: If the stock symbol for General Motors (NYSE: GM) was short for "Government Motors," then what, pray tell, did Citigroup's (NYSE: C) ticker denote?

Picture of the Day: Will This Be a December to Remember?

 And we're off! December 2010 started with a bang yesterday, as the Dow raced ahead 2.3%, erasing three straight days of losses over the course of a few short-but-happy hours. And it's only going to get better from here, right?


General Motors Calls China's Bluff

Just returned from the dead, and reintroduced to the public markets, General Motors (NYSE: GM) is the stock everyone's cheering for these days. But is China about to rekill GM, and this time, nail the coffin shut? Maybe not ...

U.S. automakers report November gains

Detroit -- U.S. automakers reported a sharp rise in sales in November compared to a year ago with Ford Motor Co. leading the pack with a gain of 20 percent.

General Motors Co. said sales rose 11.4 percent compared to November a year ago. It's numbers were skewed, however, with comparison to a company that was struggling a year ago with Pontiac, Saturn and Hummer brands, which were wound down and Saab, which it sold this year.

Excluding the four brands it no longer operates, sales at GM rose 21 percent, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Sales at Chrysler LLC also jumped, rising 16.7 percent.