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  • Automakers Need to Keep Their Racing Pedigree Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 2:20 AM ET
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    When General Motors, Ford and Chrysler trooped to Washington with hats in hand, looking to be bailed out, the writing was on the wall for major restructuring and cost cutting to take place.

  • Techs Barrel Higher; Rosetta IPO Soars Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks ended a rocky session higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by JPMorgan's results and techs rallied amid anticipation of better results from Google after the bell.

  • Stocks Wobble as Jobless Pop Fizzles Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 1:38 PM ET

    An early pop fizzled Thursday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic and earnings news. Banks were mixed as techs gained.

  • UAW Delays Talks With GM, Focusing On Chrysler Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 1:23 PM ET
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    The United Auto Workers union has placed concession talks with General Motors on the back burner as it tries to reach a deal with Chrysler before an April 30 government deadline, two people briefed on the negotiations said Thursday.

  • Nissan to Produce Zero Emission Cars By 2010: CEO Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 10:11 AM ET
    Nissan Advanced Technology Center, Atsugi city, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

    Nissan Motors CEO Carlos Ghosn said the company has the technology and the ability to produce cars that are going to be zero emissions by 2010 but also cost-friendly.

  • "Make Me An Offer" Dealers Tell GM Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 9:57 AM ET
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    For as long as I've been covering GM, I've heard the same thing over and over, "We are cutting dealerships and will get down to a core group that will be more profitable." Rick Wagoner said it when he took as CEO in 2000. Fritz Henderson is saying it as CEO in 2009.

  • Futures Rebound After Jobless Drop Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.

  • Inside The Consumer Mind w/ Jeff Macke Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 6:13 PM ET
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    The bad economy isn’t bad for everyone. In fact, Jeff Macke has spotted an area where fortunes are thriving because of the downturn.

  • Want a Great Deal on a US Car? Not So Fast Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Don’t believe the hype that all you have to do is walk into a U.S. car dealership and they’ll practically pay you to walk out with the car.

  • Saturn Orbiting Toward Foreign Influence Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 4:01 PM ET
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    It is increasingly clear GM's beleaguered Saturn brand will be orbiting around a foreign auto maker.

  • Checking Out the Crash Tests Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    Were most of you going for the safety info or just the neat footage? My guess is, like many car races, most of you were just going to see the best crash.

  • Marchionne's Message To Chrysler: Shape up Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 9:45 AM ET
    Sergio Marchionne

    The comments are blunt. Some would say they are long overdue. But most importantly, they reflect the sobering reality facing Chrysler and it's workers. They've got two weeks to show they want to get a deal done with Fiat or they can roll the dice with bankruptcy.

  • Glamour Dims as Hecklers Hit the Auto Show Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
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    Now that the government has helped General Motors and Chrysler stave off bankruptcy with billions of dollars in loans, these US automakers are finding somewhat hostile crowds at their exhibits at the New York Auto show.

  • Major Concerns Over Micro Car Safety? Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Crash Test

    The video is dramatic. Especially if you've ever asked yourself how the smallest cars on the road would protect you in an accident. According to the latest head-to-head crash tests by the non-profit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, people riding in these "micro" cars would be at risk of a serious injury.

  • Chrysler Lenders Expected to Counter Treasury Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:19 AM ET
    Chrysler

    The senior lenders to Chrysler are planning to make a counteroffer to the Treasury Department this week, pushing back on a debt-reduction plan they say is too coercive.

  • 090413_Buffett_In_Car_Fortu.jpg

    Warren Buffett is in the driver's seat when it comes to the "car of the future," says Fortune.  The magazine has put Buffett on its cover ("Buffett's Electric Car") along with the BYD E6, for a major story on Berkshire Hathaway's investment last fall in the Chinese company that is working to challenge the world's biggest automakers. The cover asks, "If the Oracle's plugging in, shouldn't you?"

  • Drum Beats To GM Bankruptcy Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 8:31 AM ET
    General Motors

    You can hear them virtually everywhere. You can call them pessimists, but I prefer the term realists. They are people within GM, the Obama administration, the auto industry, and elsewhere who now see GM filing for bankruptcy as the best move for a company with few good options.

  • Treasury Directs GM to Prepare for Bankruptcy Filing Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 12:33 AM ET
    GM Bailout

    The Treasury Department is directing General Motors to lay the groundwork for a bankruptcy filing by a June 1 deadline, despite GM's public contention that it could still reorganize outside court, the New York Times reports.

  • Yoshikami: GM Unwound — The New Rules Sunday, 12 Apr 2009 | 8:59 PM ET
    GM Bailout

    With General Motors now negotiating with debtors and union leaders for a drastic revision to current agreements, it's time to stand back and reflect on the bigger impact of this drama.

  • Inspired by AIG? Humored by unemployment? As humbling as the economic crisis has been, some creative characters have managed to find inspiration amid the wreckage of the economy and their personal lives.