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  • Auto Bailout Anger: Everyone Should Just Chill Out Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 9:02 AM ET
    Big 3 Bailout

    With the film strip of our lives playing out as we buy, sell, curse, and embrace our cars, it's no wonder we are passionate about what we want to see happen to the Big 3. But here's the problem: few of us seem willing to accept the other side is saying stuff that may have some merits.

  • Futures Rise Ahead of Fed Action Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 7:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open Tuesday as investors hoped for fresh direction from the Federal Reserve along with another cut in interest rates.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    The Fed is the big focus Tuesday, but Goldman Sachs earnings will help set the tone ahead of the open.

  • BYD's F3DM electric car as shown on the Chinese company's web site bydauto.com

    A Chinese-made electric car, backed by Warren Buffett, has been officially introduced to the retail market in that country.  The plug-in was scheduled to be sold in the U.S. and Europe starting in 2010, but Reuters quotes BYD Chairman Wang Chuan Fu as telling reporters those plans have been delayed one year to 2011.

  • Auto Makers' Fate: A 'Disorderly Bankruptcy'? Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 9:47 AM ET
    General Motors

    As Detroit waits to see how much financial help it will get from the White House and how that aid will be structured, we keep hearing one thing over and over. The Bush administration wants to avoid a "disorderly bankruptcy" in the auto industry. This is not good news for GM and Chrysler.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | 1:23 PM ET
    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.

  • Game Plan: Seller Burnout Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 7:12 PM ET

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

  • UPDATE: Why Can't We Let GM Fail? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:42 PM ET

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

  • Automaker Bankruptcy Would Hit Suppliers Hard: Ross Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    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.

  • Stop Trading!: Why Is the Market Up? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

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

  • 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...

  • Should You Buy an American-Made Car? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 12:24 PM ET

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

  • Who's To Blame For Failure Of Auto Bailout? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 9:37 AM ET
    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."

  • White House "Last Stop" For Automakers? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    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.

  • Time to Reverse Bank Bailout: Economist Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 8:23 AM ET

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

  • Chysler Cash Will Run Short in Jan. Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:27 AM ET
    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.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 12:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Consumer Alert: Airbag Fraud Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 10:03 PM ET

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

  • Cramer's Call on GM, Ford Convertibles Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

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

  • Auto Bailout: Republicans Tap Into Worry Among Americans Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 10:00 AM ET
    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.