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  • Ford Motor Officials Meet With Auto Task Force Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 4:33 PM ET
    Ford

    Ford Motor executives met Friday with the Obama administration's auto industry task force but the company said it was not seeking emergency financial aid.

  • GM Open to Alternatives from Government: CFO Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    General Motors is open to an alternative viability plan, said Ray Young, the company’s CFO ahead of meetings between executives and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House economic adviser Larry Summers on Thursday.

  • Autos Task Force Opposes Bankruptcy Option Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 4:13 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    An Obama administration task force considering the fate of General Motors and Chrysler is discouraging bankruptcy protection as an option for the struggling companies, two senators said Tuesday.

  • GM Brands: Adieu Saturn ... Pontiac Next? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 8:15 AM ET
    2008 Saturn Aura

    The brand that was once hailed as an important part of the future of General Motors now will be part of its past.

  • Gates Foundation Raises Stakes in KO, MCD Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday increased its share stake in heavyweights like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Autonation.

  • Market Tips: Hope in Silver, Gold and … Sugar Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    As global markets began another week in the red Monday, investors remain skittish and hesitant to fully get back into stocks. Experts tell CNBC where the investment opportunities are.

  • The Best Time to Travel — During a Recession Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 6:36 PM ET

    As morbid as it sounds, a recession's the perfect time to take a very, very long vacation. And guess what? It's really cheap too!

  • Overly negative investors will miss what opportunities this market has to offer. So consider the following list before completely giving up.

  • Advertisers May Need to Embrace Consumer Fear Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 2:46 PM ET

    Companies are trying to find the right pitch for these tough times, and those who think it’s just about cutting prices, extending warranties, or throwing in something for free are sadly mistaken.

  • Warren Buffett's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe has reached 22.4 percent, with a new options-related stock purchase of over two million shares.

  • GM, Chrysler Offer New Retirement, Buyout Packages Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 5:37 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    General Motors and Chrysler are offering blue-collar employees another round of buyout and early retirement offers as the automakers try to cut their work forces and reduce expenses, union officials said.

  • A closer look at the huge package of spending measures and tax cuts shows that many special items still got inserted into the measure

  • Pirates Seize German Gas Tanker off Horn of Africa Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 2:39 PM ET
    Oil tanker

    Somali pirates hijacked a German tanker loaded with liquefied petroleum gas Thursday off the Horn of Africa. The ship's 13-man crew was reported safe even though gunshots were heard over the ship's radio.

  • GM to End Participation in UAW Jobs Bank Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 12:02 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers will suspend its jobs bank program at General Motors next Monday, CNBC confirmed.

  • Charts Predict: Another Downturn Coming Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 5:12 AM ET

    The rally on the Dow Jones Transportation Index will fail and a long-term downturn can be expected for the index, Roelof Van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking said Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • UAL Loss Widens on Fuel Prices; Layoffs Planned Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 11:20 AM ET
    United Airlines

    UAL, parent of United Airlines, Wednesday said its quarterly net loss widened on erosion in the value of its fuel hedge program as oil prices plummeted.

  • 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.

  • If Warren Buffett liked Burlington Northern Santa Fe in the high $70s, he must love it in the low $60s.  Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports in an SEC filing tonight that it bought almost 4.4 million shares in the freight railroad over the last three trading days at prices between $61.65 and $63.43.