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  • GM Buys Additional Stake in GMAC Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 7:30 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    General Motors said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday that it used the proceeds of an $884 million Treasury department loan to increase its equity stake in its financing arm to about 60 percent.

  • 2009 Mercedes S550

    The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Mr. Madoff’s brokerage firm has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to allow him to cancel leases on six luxury vehicles that the firm had rented, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama's Auto Plan Must Withstand "January Storm" Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Wondering what President Obama is planning to do to save the auto industry? Just ask some of the people the President's advisors have been consulting.

  • What Would You Do If You Were Obama? Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Now that he's taken the oath of office a second time, watched the Jesse White Tumblers in the inaugural parade, and danced at several balls celebrating his inauguration, President Obama faces some tough choices with the auto industry. What should he do? What would you do if you were sitting in the oval office?

  • Cramer’s ‘State of the Market’ Address Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 7:13 PM ET

    The pressure's on Obama to save the economy. His presidency will succeed, or fail, with the markets.

  • Toyota Passes GM To Become #1 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    A few years ago, this kind of news would elicit hand wringing in Detroit, another round of "Detroit is Failing" headlines, and statements of false bravado from GM executives who often reacted with denial whenever the company slipped. Those days are gone.

  • Toyota Passes GM to Win No. 1 Global Sales Spot Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    General Motors sold fewer cars globally than Toyota last year, as the Japanese automaker passed the Detroit company for the first time.

  • GM Expects Much-Needed Round of Cash in Days Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:05 AM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    The target date for General Motors to get its second installment of government loans passed last week, but a top company executive says he expects the money to arrive in the next several days.

  • Cramer's 10 Tips for Obama Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 7:14 PM ET

    Here's what the new president needs to do if he wants to get the American economy back on track.

  • Obama's 'Hard Choices': Insiders Weigh In Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 5:02 PM ET

    In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama indicated tough times will call for sacrifice, and he warned that "hard choices" lie ahead. CNBC asked the experts what those hard choices will be and who will suffer.

  • Dow Ends Below 8,000 as Banks Get Hammered Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow ended below 8,000 for the first time in two months as bank stocks took a beating over profit worries.

  • Download a PDF transcript of Warren Buffett and Tom Brokaw's complete interview focusing on Barack Obama for Dateline NBC.

  • Stocks Resume Decline After Obama Pause Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Stocks paused briefly as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president but resumed their slide as banks took a beating over profit worries.

  • The Good, Bad, And Ugly In Chrysler/Fiat Deal Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 9:34 AM ET
    Deal, Handshake

    Like a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, the alliance between Chrysler and Fiat is an intriguing piece of work that leaves you scratching your head.

  • The Pounding Of The Pound Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    The British pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 2001 on continuing fears that UK banks would need to raise more capital and are facing massive dilution from investments by the UK government.

  • Futures Fall Ahead of Obama Inauguration  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures failed to match the buoyant mood across the country Tuesday as concerns over the weakening economy remained despite the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO CLIPS.  Dateline NBC aired portions last night (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw.  Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months.   The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad.  This is the second part of the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO CLIPS.  Dateline NBC aired portions last night (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw.  Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months.   The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad.  This is the first part of the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

  • Dateline NBC aired portions tonight (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw. Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months. The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad. This is the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

  • Clock Is Ticking for GM, Chrysler Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 9:44 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Less than a month from today, GM and Chrysler will have to give the federal government an update on how they are doing in restructuring their companies.