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  • Stocks Zig-Zag as Confidence Plunges Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Volatility reigned again on Wall Street Tuesday as jittery investors had a hard time committing to the morning's early rally -- or to the subsequent paring of gains.

  • GM's Wagoner: He'll Get What He Needs From Washington Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
    Rick Wagoner

    Washington doesn't have much of a choice but to give GM the money. If it doesn't, there is a very real possibility Chrysler and GM slide toward bankruptcy.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Confidence Plunges Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday after Monday's late selloff as international markets bounced back amid expectations of a U.S. rate cut.

  • Busch: Autos on a Roll—Downhill Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    Today the number two Japanese auto market, Honda Motor Co, warned of lower-than-expected annual profits as a deepening financial crisis has hammered demand for cars and sent the yen soaring according to Reuters.

  • Futures Take Strength from Global Gains Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a substantial gain at the open Tuesday, following Monday's late selloff, as international markets rebounded and investors pondered the effect of an upcoming expected interest-rate cut.

  • This week is not only the last one of the month. It's also the week that could determine if GM holds on to the top spot in monthly auto sales in the U.S.

  • GM's Management Team: Can They Stay In Control? Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    Whether it's the Wall Street Journal speculating about Cerberus Capital pushing for "fresh air" in the management at GM, or the steady flow of e-mails I get from people saying "Wagoner must go!", there is no shortage of people suggesting GM's leadership needs to change.

  • GM/Chrysler Job Cuts Just Part Of Very Scary Times Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET
    Jobless

    This morning GM and Chrysler announced a fresh round of job cuts due to the stunning drop in business and their balance sheets.

  • Mad Mail: Should I Buy ConocoPhillips? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 8:15 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes the call on the Pickens Plan and Monroe Muffler.

  • Three Reasons For GM Not To Buy Chrysler Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Ever since word first leaked out about GM talking with Cerberus Capital about buying Chrysler, I've had two basic conversations with those in the companies, in the industry, on Wall Street, and you the reader/viewer.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer on Kerkorian Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 3:35 PM ET

    The Mad Money host offers his theory on why the billionaire is dumping Ford (and it isn't just because the automaker's doing so poorly).

  • Kerkorian Trims Ford Stake, but May Sell All Shares Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
    Ford

    Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian says his investment firm has sold 7.3 million of its shares in Ford Motor, reducing his stake in the automaker to just over 6 percent.

  • Kerkorian Cashes In Ford Chips With Losing Hand Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:24 AM ET
    Kirk Kerkorian

    The billionaire investor who said he bought Ford stock as a long term investment is pulling out of the automaker after a short, money losing ride. Kirk Kerkorian still owns more than 6% of Ford's outstanding common shares.

  • Want Some Stock With Your New Car? Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 6:46 PM ET

    We found a Texas car dealer offering 50 shares of GM stock with any new GM car.

  • If GM Wants Chrysler, Little Can Stop It Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    As discussions between GM and Chrysler heat up, there's a steady flow of questions about road blocks that could stop this merger of American auto giants. Any other time, I'd agree with some of the points being raised. But given the economy and the weakened state of the auto industry, I think few of these are going to stop GM from acquiring Chrysler- IF the country's largest automaker decides it wants this deal.

  • GM Buying Chrysler: Why It Could Make Some Sense Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 9:15 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    After a week of stating in this blog and on the air that I don't see the logic behind a combination of GM and Chrysler, I took the last two days to ask people familiar with the talks and inside the auto industry if I'm missing the boat.

  • GM, Chrysler Merger Talks Accelerating Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 4:24 AM ET

    Merger talks between General Motors and privately held Chrysler are moving at a faster pace as potential lenders have thrown their support behind a deal between the two U.S.-based automakers, CNBC has learned.

  • Tesla Stalls--Layoffs And CEO Change Coming (Update) Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Tesla Motors, the up-and-coming, high-end electric sports car maker, is suffering through yet another massive reorganization that will cost nearly a hundred workers their jobs, including the company's CEO Ze'ev Drori.

  • Toyota's Finance Deals Land Another Blow Against Big 3 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    Like a python squeezing the air out of its victim, Toyota is in the midst of a move that will further hurt the Big 3.

  • Buy Food, Eye Care; Steer Clear of Autos Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 6:59 AM ET

    Food and farming plays like Monsanto, Potash, Yara and Syngenta are good buys, along with health-care stocks such as Essilor, Stephen Pope, chief global market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, told CNBC.