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  • Obama's Thinking on GM, Chrysler Is Unchanged Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:19 PM ET
    GM Bailout

    The president's position on GM has not changed since Monday, a senior administration official said when asked to comment on a  Bloomberg report which said Obama had determined a prepackaged bankruptcy was the best way for GM to restructure.

  • Stocks End Bad Quarter On Positive Note Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    Stocks closed out a tough quarter on a positive note, helped by gains in technology and big banks.

  • The 2 Events Traders Are Watching Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 4:43 PM ET

    What's next? With the end of the quarter, two events are on the minds of traders: 1) the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) meets on mark-to-market Thursday. And: 2) earnings guidance. Alcoa kicks off earnings season this Monday. Everyone believes that guidance will be downbeat and generally below expectations.

  • The Fed's efforts to push down mortgage rates have raised expectations about a  housing recovery, but it may take months to have any impact—and the results may not all be positive.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:51 AM ET

    President Barack Obama ordered General Motors and Chrysler to accelerate their survival efforts and brace for possible bankruptcy, saying neither company had done enough to justify the taxpayer money they were seeking.

  • Futures Gain After Sharp Decline on Auto Doubts Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, following a sharp decline in the previous session as investors digested the Obama administration’s tough stance on General Motors and Chrysler.

  • Japan Stimulates (Again); Ford Announces Incentives Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:13 AM ET

    Japan announced that they will unveil another stimulus plan. Isn't this the third one for this downturn? I've lost track. ... Ford announces incentive program; Street believes GM is next. This is similar to the successful Hyundai Assurance Program. Lennar reported a loss. HSBC up 5% in pre-market trading as CEO Michael Geoghegan reiterated that the London-based bank will not need any government money.

  • US Needs 'Resolution Authority' For Big Firms: Frank Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 8:03 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) says the drastic steps the Obama administration is taking in dealing with the nation's struggling automakers further underscores the need for the government to have so-called resolution authority to take over and unwind the businesses of big non-bank companies.

  • Pros Say: Auto Shakeup Won’t Boost Demand Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 4:35 AM ET

    The future of General Motors and Chrysler remained in limbo after US President Barack Obama told the US automakers they had not yet done enough to secure emergency government funding Monday.

  • Obama Is No Hoover Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 7:33 PM ET

    And Ben Bernanke is no Roy Young. What the heck is Cramer talking about? Read on to find out.

  • Cramer: Monday’s Dow Decline Was a ‘Gift’ Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 7:24 PM ET

    Sure, the market saw some losses today. But that’s a good thing for investors.

  • Does Wagoner's Fate Signal Obama Power Grab? Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    Team Obama fired GM CEO Rick Wagoner Sunday afternoon, just a short time after Treasury man Tim Geithner told the television talk shows that some banks will need large amounts of new TARP-money government assistance — even though the bankers don’t want it. Does this smack of big-time government planning and industrial policy? Another lurch to the left for economic policy?

  • The 'Other' Auto News: Obama's Scrappage Program Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    There was a selloff today, but it was on very light volume. Not surprisingly, bank stocks, which have collectively rallied 50 percent in the last three weeks, were down about 10 percent as a group. ... We are definitely heading toward some kind of denouement, and that can only be a good thing..

  • GM, Chrysler Get Ultimatum From Obama on Turnaround Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 12:34 PM ET
    GM Dealership

    President Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting turnaround plans from GM and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy.

  • Obama Auto Plan: The Details Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    A look at the Obama administration's plan for General Motors and Chrysler:

  • Street Talk - Maybe GM Should Just Go Bankrupt Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    Would it be better for taxpayers if GM went into bankruptcy? That's what some are saying on Wall Street this morning.

  • The O Team Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    President Obama and Tim Geithner

    To really understand Washington’s new power structure, you need to look beyond the limelight to a group of below-the-radar appointees who will be implementing President Obama’s economic and business agendas.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 9:49 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is sending a blunt message to Detroit automakers: To survive—and win more government help—they must remake themselves top to bottom.

  • Yoshikami: Detroit in Crisis Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 1:20 AM ET

    As word spreads about Rick Wagoner's resignation from GM, and Obama's autos task force rejecting the turnaround plans of both GM and Chrysler and warning bankruptcy, the auto industry enters its next phase of retooling.

  • Obama Announces 3 Treasury Dept. Nominees Saturday, 28 Mar 2009 | 3:14 PM ET
    Treasury Building

    President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would nominate three new people for positions at the Treasury Department.

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