The automaker warns of weakness in the European car market, while the software company announces restructuring plans.
Materials and industrial companies are expected to outpace the S&P 500’s gains by up to twofold next year.
General Motors shares are underperforming as Chevrolet, its biggest division, celebrates its centennial.
These funds target the auto industry, which has performed well despite macroeconomic headwinds.
The Detroit manufacturers did not meet the high sales expectations analysts had set for the month, but Japanese carmakers beat estimates.
The United Automobile Workers union is voting on whether to approve new contracts that focus on bonuses instead of raises.
Some gearheads may not like to hear it, but sales momentum and lack of a bailout give Ford the edge.
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