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  • Predictions: 9 For '09 In Autos Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:30 AM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    The Big Three will become two, Detroit will need more help from the government, SUVs will enjoy a modest rebound and electric cars will fire up the industry.

  • No Corporate Jets for Auto Executives This Time Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    This time, GM Chief Rick Wagoner will drive a company car to Washington instead of flying by corporate jet as he seeks a government bailout, a spokesman says.

  • Big 3 Bailout

    Today is the day we see in clear detail how bad things are for Detroit's auto maker, and what they plan to do to fix the mess. It's a mix of bad news and hopeful promises.

  • Big Three May Need to Trim Number of Brands Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 5:04 AM ET
    Ford

    For the Big Three automakers to win over Washington lawmakers in their bid for federal aid, they will have to address a critical question in the business plans they give to Congress on Tuesday.

  • What Bailouts? Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Washington’s been a lot harder on Wall Street than you might think. Here’s why the Citi rescue is a signal to buy.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Tuesday Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 7:21 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders reveal how they're playing Sears, Beazer Homes, the automakers and more.

  • Volvo Sale Would Signal Big Changes For Big 3 Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    Call this the start of the Big 3 becoming the smaller 3. Starting tomorrow and playing out over the course of the next week Detroit's auto makers will be telling Congress how they plan to get back in the black.

  • Each Player in Big Three to Bring Its Own Plan Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 9:39 AM ET
    Big 3 Bailout

    The Detroit automakers have been lumped together for decades as the Big Three, but this week their agendas are diverging as they contemplate futures as drastically different car companies, the New York Times reports.

  • Auto Dealerships Teeter as Big Three Decline Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    The Big Three automakers are returning to Washington this week with business plans they hope will lead to a federal bailout. But any government help will probably come too late for thousands of dealerships.

  • GM, Ford Higher Before Big Week Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Investors drove shares of Ford and General Motors higher on Friday ahead of the automakers' second trip to Washington. Should you hop on for the ride?

  • Big Three Ready For Show And Tell Time? Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 11:00 AM ET
    General Motors

    While most of us are spending a long holiday weekend relaxing or watching a cheesy new Christmas movie because your spouse loves seeing even the worst ones, this is a working weekend in Detroit. At GM, Ford, and Chrysler executives are preparing their "business plans" for Congress to review starting Tuesday.

  • The Detroit Insider Who Talked: Your Emails Back Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 3:14 PM ET

    A lot of reaction to my post from Paul Fenner, who works at an parts supplier in Detroit--including an interesting response at the bottom from someone inside GM.

  • In A Crippled Auto Industry, Reasons To Give Thanks Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    From auto companies in the Midwest to Wall Street firms in New York, thousands of laid off workers will spend these holidays wondering where their next job will be. Blue collar or white collar, it doesn't matter. These people are hurting.

  • Car Buyers: Do You Have Any Loyalty To Big 3? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 4:29 PM ET

    For the last month, the e-mails I've received about my blogs (yes, I do read every e-mail and respond to many of them) have generally fallen into the following categories:

  • GM’s Pension Fund Stays Afloat, Against the Odds Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    Despite its overall troubles, General Motors appears to have enough money in its pension fund to last a decade or more, the New York Times reports.

  • Alan Mulally

    It's not quite guilt by association, but it's close. Ford, by virtue of being one of the Big 3 and because its finances are weakened, has been lumped in with General Motors and Chrysler as an auto maker needing a bailout. Somewhere in Dearborn, Michigan Ford CEO Alan Mulally is doing a slow burn.

  • The Insurance Industry's Safest New Cars Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 6:36 AM ET
    Ford Taurus X

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety designated 72 vehicles as winners of their top safety pick award. The award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting motorists in front, side and rear crashes and have anti-rollover technology called Electronic Stability Control, or ESC.

  • Drivers: Beware This Dangerous Tire Defect Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:13 PM ET

    Millions of tire parts could be lethally defective -- and most people have never even heard of the problem.

  • Biggest 2-Day Gain Since '87 Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 5:48 PM ET

    The Dow soared on Monday, capping the best two-day run since the aftermath of the 1987 stock market crash...

  • The Big Three

    "As someone is who is ultimately going to be affected by the 'auto bailout', I am torn. Part of me would really like to see the financial system work and the Detroit 3 file for bankruptcy. I don't think they get it...