Two investment houses upgrade American Eagle, while Goldman downgrades Alcoa to 'neutral.'
Strong Silverado sales offset a slump in aging brands, but the automaker is betting on small fuel-efficient cars for the future.
Buyers flocked to dealerships as automakers offered end-of-year discounts and other incentives.
Capital Advisors Growth Fund manager Keith Goddard works to limit losses while maintaining potential for aggressive growth.
A better sales mix should give a boost to the automaker's share of the North American car market.
The organization has lost $5.1 billion in the past year and can't make an annual $5.5 billion payment due Friday.
The country's power-grid giants could make life harder for automakers by pushing a costly and difficult requirement for electric vehicles.
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