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  • Each Player in Big Three to Bring Its Own Plan Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 9:39 AM ET
    Big 3 Bailout

    The Detroit automakers have been lumped together for decades as the Big Three, but this week their agendas are diverging as they contemplate futures as drastically different car companies, the New York Times reports.

  • Auto Dealerships Teeter as Big Three Decline Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    The Big Three automakers are returning to Washington this week with business plans they hope will lead to a federal bailout. But any government help will probably come too late for thousands of dealerships.

  • Chrysler Buyout Lures Quarter of Salaried Staff Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    The historic downsizing of the Detroit automakers has already eliminated more than 100,000 factory jobs over the last three years. But at Chrysler, the day before Thanksgiving was the moment of reckoning for endangered members of its white-collar work force.

  • GM, Ford Higher Before Big Week Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Investors drove shares of Ford and General Motors higher on Friday ahead of the automakers' second trip to Washington. Should you hop on for the ride?

  • Stocks Have Best 5 Days in 75 Years Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    Stocks rose again in light post-Thanksgiving trading, logging their best five-day streak in 75 years. U.S. financial markets closed Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Big Three Ready For Show And Tell Time? Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 11:00 AM ET
    General Motors

    While most of us are spending a long holiday weekend relaxing or watching a cheesy new Christmas movie because your spouse loves seeing even the worst ones, this is a working weekend in Detroit. At GM, Ford, and Chrysler executives are preparing their "business plans" for Congress to review starting Tuesday.

  • Dow Gains Over 1,000 Points in 4 Days Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their rally Thursday, looking to extend their winning streak to four days, after a quick dip following a series of attacks in India.

  • Stocks Get Back on Rally Track Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their rally Thursday, looking to extend their winning streak to four days, after a quick dip following a series of attacks in India.

  • In A Crippled Auto Industry, Reasons To Give Thanks Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    From auto companies in the Midwest to Wall Street firms in New York, thousands of laid off workers will spend these holidays wondering where their next job will be. Blue collar or white collar, it doesn't matter. These people are hurting.

  • Car Buyers: Do You Have Any Loyalty To Big 3? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 4:29 PM ET

    For the last month, the e-mails I've received about my blogs (yes, I do read every e-mail and respond to many of them) have generally fallen into the following categories:

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Pros Say: Equities Have Bottomed, Market is Schizoid Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:18 PM ET

    Home builder D.R. Horton reported a wider quarterly loss Tuesday — yet its shares jumped on U.S. government moves to buoy the financial sector. But home prices and mortgage rates dropped further with no floor in sight. Experts told CNBC the problem is market schizophrenia: equity markets have bottomed but credit markets are still spiralling downward.

  • Stock Picker's 'Preferred' Strategy Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    LPL Financial's Jeffrey Kleintop says one type of investment vehicle is going to "bounce the hardest."

  • GM’s Pension Fund Stays Afloat, Against the Odds Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    Despite its overall troubles, General Motors appears to have enough money in its pension fund to last a decade or more, the New York Times reports.

  • Alan Mulally

    It's not quite guilt by association, but it's close. Ford, by virtue of being one of the Big 3 and because its finances are weakened, has been lumped in with General Motors and Chrysler as an auto maker needing a bailout. Somewhere in Dearborn, Michigan Ford CEO Alan Mulally is doing a slow burn.

  • The Big Three

    "As someone is who is ultimately going to be affected by the 'auto bailout', I am torn. Part of me would really like to see the financial system work and the Detroit 3 file for bankruptcy. I don't think they get it...

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Big Three’s Troubles May Touch Financial Sector Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 10:40 AM ET
    The Big Three

    The foundering Detroit automakers owe more than $100 billion to their bankers and bondholders, and Wall Street is starting to wonder how much of that will be paid back, the New York Times reports.

  • Auto Bailout: Time For Big 3 And UAW To Deal Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    Have you been listening to political leaders talk about what it will take for the Detroit 3 and the UAW to get Washington to sign off on a bailout for the industry? If so, you've heard several key words and phrases used to describe what the auto makers need to do.