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  • On the Road to DC, Chrysler Exec Rallies Dealers Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Chrysler Vice Chairman Jim Press reiterated the need for government aid to help support the auto industry as he travels to hearings in Washington, D.C.

  • Consumer Fear at Root of Auto Woes: Auto Dealer Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    The current problems facing the automotive industry are a result of consumer fear, not the Big Three U.S. automakers, according to John Bergstrom, CEO of Bergstrom Automotive, one of America’s most powerful car dealership groups.

  • Horror On The High Seas Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    How did Dryships go from $116 to $4 in a little over half a year?

  • Auto Makers Report Sharply Lower November Sales Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 5:30 PM ET

    U.S. light vehicle sales at General Motors and Chrysler plunged more than 40 percent in November, while Ford's sales dropped 31 percent, battered by an economic storm that has sent consumer demand for new vehicles to lows not seen in decades.

  • No Corporate Jets for Auto Executives This Time Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    This time, GM Chief Rick Wagoner will drive a company car to Washington instead of flying by corporate jet as he seeks a government bailout, a spokesman says.

  • GM To Cut Production, Extend Holiday Shutdown Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:34 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    General Motors will extend its holiday shutdown or make other production cuts at five factories at as it deals with a continued U.S. auto sales slump and fights to stay solvent.

  • A Tough Auto Market? Not If You're A Maserati Exec Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 9:56 AM ET
    Red Ferrari

    Sales of many high-end luxury cars are bucking the trend of plummeting car sales, and their makers and industry watchers at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week are confident that they will weather the industry downturn just fine.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Which Senators Have Auto Plants in Their States? Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    As Capitol Hill wrestles with a bailout of the Big Three Detroit automakers, CNBC decided to look into the Senate representation of the U.S. automotive manufacturing base. What follows is a state-by-state compilation of auto plants:

  • Chrysler Still Wants GM Merger: Report Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 7:06 AM ET

    Chrysler hopes to restart merger talks with General Motors if the government comes up with a bailout package for automakers, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

  • Auto Bailout Is Still Unlikely Despite Compromise Effort Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    Senate negotiators sought to craft a compromise plan to bail out US auto makers, though prospects for a deal before Congress adjourns for the year still appeared remote.

  • What US Auto Makers Must Do to Become Viable Again Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    If the US auto industry is to survive, it will have to undergo a major transformation—slashing operations,  focusing on fewer models, shedding dealerships and making better cars, analysts say.

  • Mexico Out To Capture LA! (Port Business That Is) Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    Mexico's economy is struggling even more than ours, as 40 percent of the country's GDP is based on oil, and prices are plummeting (I saw gas in LA this week for only $2.25! Ay carumba!).

  • UAW Pres Warns of Big 3 Chapter 7 Liquidation Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | 3:14 PM ET
    GM, Chrysler, and Ford

    United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said it is critical the Big 3 receive a financial aid package from Congress to avoid one or more of Detroit's auto makers from sliding into a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Democrats Poised to Craft Bailout of US Auto Industry Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 3:57 PM ET
    GM, Chrysler, and Ford

    Democratic congressional leaders plan to begin work next week on a financial bailout for the troubled U.S. auto industry.

  • Auto Bailout to Be Taken Up By Congress Next Week Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 4:49 PM ET
    Ford Taurus X

    The push for an auto industry bailout gained momentum as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would bring the House back next week to approve "emergency and limited financial assistance" for the battered industry.

  • Big Three Bailout: Market Watchers Weigh In Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    The automotive industry is pushing for an emergency government loan of at least $25 billion to fend off a cash crunch. This so-called bridge loan would be in addition to a $25 billion loan Congress approved in September for the industry. CNBC asked the insiders to weigh in.

  • GM Likely to Survive, Bonds a 'Buy': JPMorgan Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 1:42 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors' extremely distressed debt is an attractive investment as the automaker has several options to improve its liquidity and survive the economic downturn, according to credit analysts at JPMorgan.

  • US Auto Industry Bailout May Rest with Congress Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    The U.S. auto industry's best chance for $25 billion in immediate government help may come next week when Congress returns.