General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
Ford is looking for a successor as rumors swirl that its popular CEO will leave late next year.
The Big 3 could face production halts next week if they can't reach an agreement with Canadian workers.
Sales for the first 8 months of the year are up, and the automaker's North American operation remains steady.
The plug-in hybrid is too expensive for most Americans -- and for its manufacturer as well.
The automaker is spending a great deal on research and development to innovate new models and improve existing ones.
Stocks are lower after disappointing economic reports from the US and from China.
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