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  • As the US Buys Less, Germany Suffers Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 4:00 AM ET

    When American consumers stop buying, companies around the world suffer — even those that do little business in the United States, the New York Times reported.

  • You Tell Me: What'll Happen in '09? Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    With the auto companies on their holiday breaks, this is always a week when I think about the year ahead for the auto industry. In past years, some of the predictions I've made to myself have come true, while many more were so off the mark it was kind of funny. So: What will happen in '09?

  • So Bad It's Good? Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 6:08 PM ET

    Is Toyota so bad, it's good! Find out why Jeff Macke is bullish on Japan’s largest car maker despite a slew of negative headlines.

  • A Christmas Break Before A Rough '09 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:28 PM ET
    Chevrolet Dealership

    When I called folks I know in the various auto companies to wish them a Merry Christmas, I heard the same thing over and over. I'm thankful to still be working and I'm wondering how much worse things will get next year.

  • GMAC’s Bondholders Near Crucial Deadline Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    General Motors may have its lifeline from the federal government, but another crucial vote is looming that will affect its ability to provide car loans to customers, the New York Times reports.

  • Cramer's Outrage: Cerberus No "Hero" Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 12:22 AM ET

    Cramer is outraged. This morning, a piece at the Wall Street Journal lauded Cerberus, the private-equity firm that owns Chrysler and even called it a hero. "Excuse me?" questions Cramer querulously. In his mind, Cerberus is hardly a hero and definitely doesn't deserve praise for "risking" its capital in buying Chrysler last year -- especially now that the troubled car manufacturer is seeking government bailout money.

  • Tesla

    Ray Lane's got a bone to pick with Detroit and Washington: quit your whining, partner up with innovators here in Silicon Valley, and consumers, investors, auto industry workers, politicians, executives and America will be better off for it.

  • GM's Stock "Paying" The Price For Bailout Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 2:52 PM ET
    General Motors

    Friday's bailout may have saved GM (and by association, Ford) but investors are trading these stocks as if they are headed for bankruptcy. That's because when it's all said and done, GM will have to re-structure itself as if it were in bankruptcy.

  • Moody's, S&P Cut Ford and Chrysler Ratings Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 6:35 AM ET
    The Big Three

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Moody's Investors Service downgraded ratings for Chrysler and Ford Motor.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 7:44 PM ET

    It sure feels like a holiday on Wall Street but without the merry making. Monday's wishy washy market ended lower and traders said they expect more of the same low volume trading Tuesday.

  • Stocks Erase Last Week's Advance Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 5:42 PM ET

    The Dow slid on Monday on more evidence the year-long recession will keep eating into corporate profits...

  • Toyota's Loss Shows All Auto Makers Paying Price Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    Most of you are waking up this morning, hearing that Toyota has just forecast it's first annual loss in decades, and may be saying, "Wow, even Toyota is hurting." This news shouldn't come as a surprise.

  • Price of Gas Hits Lowest Point in 5 Years Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 5:43 AM ET

    The average national price of gasoline fell 9 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to its lowest point in nearly five years, according to a national survey released Sunday.

  • S&P Ends Wild Week Higher Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    The S&P 500 rose on Friday after the U.S. government said it would throw a $17.4 billion lifeline to automakers grappling with falling consumer demand.

  • General Motors and Chrysler will receive up to $17.4 billion in short-term loans from the US government as part of an aid package to the troubled auto industry.

  • So Much for a Santa Claus Rally Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 8:46 PM ET

    President Bush, General Electric and oil all came together to kill the markets.

  • 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.