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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • GM's Shares Plunge Amid Worsening Outlook Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 12:22 PM ET
    General Motors logo

    General Motors will likely fall below its minimum cash needs of $11 billion to $14 billion in the first quarter of 2009 if the troubled automaker does not receive additional funding, said an analyst at Barclays Capital.

  • GM and Chrysler: The Endgame Approaching Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 3:12 PM ET

    Under normal circumstances, companies try to put the best face on bad news. But we are not in normal circumstances.

  • GM's Wagoner: No Plans For Bankruptcy Filing Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 2:01 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    General Motors is not considering bankruptcy despite a sharp downturn in sales and cash position, but the industry needs fast action by the government to prevent a "devastating" impact on the economy,  GM Rick Wagoner said on CNBC.

  • Ford Needs Government Bridge Loan: Mulally Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 1:36 PM ET
    Ford

    Ford Motor's need for government assistance will depend on how rapidly the economy decelerates, but the company is not in immediate need of immediate help, CEO Alan Mulally told CNBC.

  • Night Of Drama In Senate Races Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    Democrats won a number of key seats in building a larger and more formidable  majority in Congress.

  • German Government Approves Stimulus Package Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    The German government on Wednesday approved a stimulus package aimed at helping Europe's biggest economy weather the financial crisis, with measures including tax breaks on new cars and credit assistance for companies.

  • Obama's 1st Move Should Be to Save Autos: Ross Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 7:38 AM ET

    The obvious and easy first move for President-Elect Barack Obama is to put some money into the automobile industry to save a large number of jobs, financier Wilbur Ross said Wednesday.