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  • GMAC Still Short of Capital to Become a Bank Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:09 PM ET

    Financing company GMAC said in a regulatory filing Thursday that about $16.9 billion, or 58 percent, worth of its notes have been tendered as part of a plan to swap $38 billion of debt and amass enough regulatory capital to become a bank holding company.

  • The Bush administration is seriously considering "orderly" bankruptcy as a way of dealing with the desperately ailing U.S. auto industry.

  • Chrysler On Life Support As It Waits For Bailout Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 9:53 AM ET
    Chrysler

    At the Los Angeles Auto Show last month, the Chrysler stand was a dimly lit and uninspiring display. A glaringly obvious example Cerberus is not spending anything more than the bare minimum to keep Chrysler alive.

  • Get a Deal on a New Set of Wheels Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    The deals on new cars right now are astounding. But to be a savvy car shopper, you need a strategy.

  • Market Insider: Fed Gets Mixed Reviews Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 8:56 PM ET

    Investors are still sorting out what the Fed's moves this week mean, but if you look at some corners of the credit markets, there are signs of thaw.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 8:03 PM ET

    The Fed's historic assault on the financial crises cheered stock investors Tuesday and could carry the market higher Wednesday.

  • Ford CEO Hopes for Industry Recovery in 2009 Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 5:23 PM ET

    Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor, said he sees signs that the auto market has stabilized and hopes for an industry recovery in the second half of 2009.

  • Stocks Soar After Fed's Dramatic Rate Cut Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • Stocks Soar as Fed Dramatically Cuts Rates Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • Stocks Advance Amid Hope for Fed Action Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    Stocks rose Tuesday, even after dismal reports on CPI and housing starts, as investors hope for new direction from the Federal Reserve when the central bank delivers its decision on interest rates today.

  • 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?