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    It seems the tough talk from President Obama's has sparked the car makers into action.

  • Good GM, Bad GM — and Obama's GM Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:39 AM ET
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    With members of President Obama's Auto Task Force hitting the ground in Detroit, the re-structuring of General Motors kicks into gear. Monday in Washington may have been all about justifying and selling the government calling the shots at GM, but Tuesday in Detroit is when the president's people get to work. No wonder critics are now saying GM now stands for Government Motors, not General Motors. So what happens next?

  • Japan Stimulates (Again); Ford Announces Incentives Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:13 AM ET

    Japan announced that they will unveil another stimulus plan. Isn't this the third one for this downturn? I've lost track. ... Ford announces incentive program; Street believes GM is next. This is similar to the successful Hyundai Assurance Program. Lennar reported a loss. HSBC up 5% in pre-market trading as CEO Michael Geoghegan reiterated that the London-based bank will not need any government money.

  • Ford to Cover Car Payments If Buyer Loses Job Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 8:28 AM ET

    Ford Motor says it is offering a payment protection plan to help reassure consumers who may be putting off a car purchase because of worries about losing their job.

  • GM, Chrysler Get Ultimatum From Obama on Turnaround Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 12:34 PM ET
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    President Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting turnaround plans from GM and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy.

  • GM CEO Forced Out as US Readies Autos Aid Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 10:01 AM ET
    General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    Wagoner's resignation comes as the company awaits president Barack Obama's reports on efforts to save GM and Chrysler.

  • Yoshikami: Detroit in Crisis Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 1:20 AM ET
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    As word spreads about Rick Wagoner's resignation from GM, and Obama's autos task force rejecting the turnaround plans of both GM and Chrysler and warning bankruptcy, the auto industry enters its next phase of retooling.

  • The Twisting Road to Saving GM and Chrysler Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:03 PM ET
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    If you thought March 31 would be the day the government would make a final pronouncement on GM and Chrysler, it's time to think again.

  • More Laid Off Workers Are Going Back to College Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 10:35 AM ET
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    Realtor and mortgage broker Jullisa Kalish thrived in the property boom. Now that it has turned to bust, she is back in college working toward what she hopes will be a more robust career—as a bookkeeper.

  • Dow Gains 90 Points After Late Surge Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.

  • Stocks Climb After Home-Sales Surprise Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a pair of better-than-expected economic numbers. New-home slaes rose more than expected and durable-goods orders unexpectedly rose, snapping a six-month slide.

  • Prius Steps Up/So Does The Competition Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
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    Today, Toyota takes the wraps off the new Prius and many in the auto industry will be watching to see if it can remain king of the hybrid hill.

  • Final Four Goes Fractional On Suites Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 9:47 AM ET

    Over the past couple weeks, it has become very clear that not only will luxury boxes be sold on a fractional basis for season tickets, but also on an event basis. That's what is happening with the Final Four in Detroit, as corporations have decided to stay away from the clear suites in the sky this April at Ford Field.

  • Dow Sheds Over 100 After Late Sell-Off Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended a choppy session sharply lower Tuesday as investors regrouped after the prior session's blockbuster rally.

  • Stocks Pull Back After Blockbuster Rally Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 12:28 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Tuesday, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, as investors took a breather after Monday's surge.

  • Roof Strength Another Step In Auto Safety Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 10:47 AM ET
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    This morning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new rating system for the strength of roofs for SUV's. These ratings highlight an area that is critical to whether passengers in an SUV will survive a rollover crash accident.

  • Futures Pull Back After Big Rally Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday after Monday's rally, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, with fears over the health of the world economy resurfacing and investors locking in some gains after the previous session's jump.

  • Could The Tata Nano Be In States By 2012? Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Amid all the hoopla about today's launch of the Tata Nano was a question and answer about when the $2,500 micro car might be on sales in the U.S. Tata CEO Ratan Tata said that it is conceivable his company could modify a European version of the Nano to meet U.S. safety standards within three years

  • Tale Of Two Extremes: The New Nano And New Rolls Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 8:58 AM ET
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    Talk about a strange juxtaposition. On the same day Rolls Royce is bringing its new "Baby Rolls" to New York, the world's least expensive, "mass market" car is rolling out in India. The Tata Nano and Rolls Royce 200 EX. One will cost roughly $2,500, the other will be at least 100 times more expensive.

  • How Much Is Your Chrysler Or GM Car Worth? Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Life in limbo is costing GM and Chrysler. New numbers show the residual values of GM and Chrysler cars have taken a hit. Meanwhile, another survey of car buyers shows a sizable drop in the percentage of buyers who are considering buying a GM or Chrysler.