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  • EADS Exits US Defense Deal to Save Cash Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 8:58 AM ET

    European aerospace group EADS said on Tuesday it had abandoned a "significant" defense acquisition in the United States to conserve cash and prop up Airbus plane sales to crisis-hit airlines.

  • Confidence is the Key for Automakers: CEOs Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 7:39 AM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    Top executives at Ford Motor and General Motors stressed that the fortunes of automakers will depend on a turnaround in the economy and consumer confidence in particular.

  • US Carmakers Tout New Products at Detroit Autoshow Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 | 7:17 PM ET

    Just weeks after ending a year marked by dismal sales and a federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, U.S. automakers Sunday touted new products with a focus on fuel efficiency that they say will help ensure that their cars and trucks will roll off assembly lines for years to come.

  • Boeing to Cut 4,500 Jobs as Airline Demand Falls Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
    Boeing Headquarters

    Boeing, the world's second-largest airplane maker, is planning to cut about 3 percent of its work force as jetliner demand falls, hurt by the global economic downturn.

  • Your First Move For Tuesday January 6th Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 6:14 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • 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.

  • Ford CEO Hopes for Industry Recovery in 2009 Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 5:23 PM ET

    Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor, said he sees signs that the auto market has stabilized and hopes for an industry recovery in the second half of 2009.

  • Airline Baggage Fees Deliver Boost to UPS Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 3:57 PM ET
    A hydraulic hybrid UPS delivery truck is seen with the Philadelphia skyline in the background during a demonstration in Philadelphia, on Friday, June 23, 2006. The UPS truck uses an Environmental Protection Agency patented hydraulic hybrid technology that the EPA claims will increase fuel efficiency by 60 to 70 percent. Full hydraulic hybrid technology means that the conventional transmission and transfer case have been removed and replaced with a hydraulic drivetrain. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    As holiday travelers prepare to go over the river and through the woods for the holidays, more folks are looking for ways to avoid airline fees for checking extra baggage. This has been a boost for United Parcel Service's business.

  • Automaker Bankruptcy Would Hit Suppliers Hard: Ross Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    If even one of the Big Three goes bankrupt, many of the already struggling auto suppliers will fail, said Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman & CEO of the company.

  • Chysler Cash Will Run Short in Jan. Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:27 AM ET
    2007 Chrysler 300

    Chrysler is nearing the minimum level of cash it needs to run the company and will have trouble paying bills after the first of the year, according to its chief financial officer.

  • GMAC Hits Big Roadblock In Bid to Become a Bank Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    GMAC Financial Services, the financing arm of General Motors, said it hasn't raised enough capital to become a bank holding company and qualify for aid under the government's $700 billion bank rescue plan.

  • GMAC Hits Big Roadblock In Bid to Become a Bank Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    GMAC, the troubled auto and mortgage lender, warned it may not have enough capital to become a bankholding company, the latest blow to the battered auto industry.

  • Trump: Rescue Big 3, But Put Them in Chapter 11 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 8:07 AM ET

    Detroit auto makers should be rescued, but through a planned bankruptcy overseen by the federal government, according to real estate magnate Donald Trump.

  • What Should Be Done to Help Auto Industry: Experts Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    Congress and the White House are hoping to reach a final deal Tuesday to provide $15 billion in loans to troubled U.S. automakers. CNBC asked market insiders and members of Congress to share their insight on a bailout for the industry.

  • Obama's plan to spend billions on infrastructure appears aimed at helping cash-strapped states as much as the average worker.

  • Would You Buy a Car From a Bankrupt Manufacturer? Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    Suppose you were going to buy a new car. With all things being equal — like price, performance, extra features — would you be willing to purchase a car made by a manufacturer that has filed for bankruptcy protection?

  • Web Extra: 4 Ways to Cut Commuting Costs Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 9:33 PM ET

    Find out how you can get to and from work on the cheap right here.

  • Factory Orders Drop More Than Expected in October Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Orders to U.S. factories plunged in October by the sharpest amount in over eight years as a deepening recession caused big cutbacks in demand for steel, autos, computers and heavy machinery. Analysts expect the weakness will continue for some time.

  • 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.