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  • An interior view of the 2008 Cadillac CTS is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. Whether on luxury cars or entry-level vehicles, consumers want to be delighted by an interior's extras, automotive industry executives and designers said this week at the auto show. The inside extras can run the gamut, from ambient or LED lighting to music-storing hard drives and USB ports in sound systems to pop-up navigation screens and cup holders that can heat o

    Stocks could chug higher this week, delivering that evasive Santa Claus rally, but it will all depend on whether investors are comfortable with the status of the auto-industry bailout. Plus, let's hope the Fed doesn't deliver any holiday surprises.

  • Even the worst of news couldn't jolt investors Friday. Here's what it means for the market.

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    Do you think allowing the auto companies to go bankrupt would cripple the US economy?

  • If even one of the Big Three goes bankrupt, many of the already struggling auto suppliers will fail, said Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman & CEO of the company.

  • Most on Wall Street expected Dow declines worth a few hundred points, but that didn't happen. So what's going on?

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    Polls show Americans split on bailing out the U.S. automakers, a highly visible troubled sector in a country grappling with recession. Melvyn W. writes, "They must not be bailed out...

  • If you have a choice, staying away from bankrupt retailers is a good idea.

  • Bailout Denied

    "Karnac the Magnificent" I am not. Heck, for weeks I've been predicting Congress would ultimately come up with a bailout for the Big 3. So after the Senate shot down the aid package last night, it's no wonder my wife said to me, "Gee Einstein, guess you were wrong about what would happen on Capitol Hill."

  • With the failure to pass an auto loan bill, the Treasury Department is now essentially the "last line of defense" for the auto makers. They can now provide a bridge loan through the TARP, or provide or guarantee a debtor-in-possession facility to fund a pre-packaged Chapter 11 proceeding.

  • The Senate rejected the bill for a $14 billion U.S. auto bailout on Thursday, sending global stocks plummeting.

  • 2007 Chrysler 300

    Chrysler is nearing the minimum level of cash it needs to run the company and will have trouble paying bills after the first of the year, according to its chief financial officer.

  • Some days, the bad news is just plain bad. Senate's failure to reach an agreement on the auto bailout package looks set to drive markets lower Friday and that could most certainly mean a bankrupt General Motors.

  • If you're in the market for a used car, read on. Your safety depends on it.

  • We're not talking about soft tops here. Find out why preferred shares might be the best way to play the autos bailout.

  • Big 3 Bailout

    You have to give it to the Senate Republicans. Senators Shelby, Corker, Ensign and their colleagues in the GOP have been loud and effective in slowing down, if not jeopardizing the $14 Billion auto bailout package.

  • Shares in European automotive companies traded lower Thursday after Morgan Stanley revised down its ratings and price targets for most of them.

  • The auto industry bailout will drive the market again Thursday as lawmakers haggle over the details of a temporary rescue plan for the big three.

  • Barack Obama

    Americans remain downbeat about the economy, corporate America and the government's handling of the financial crisis, but optimistic about Barack Obama's ability to turn things around, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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    The auto bailout could be in trouble, according to CNBC’s John Harwood.

  • Stocks closed higher as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy shares and offset worries about the fate of the auto industry bailout.