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  • Why The Worst Is Over For The Auto Industry Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 9:01 AM ET

    With all the talk about bailing out Detroit's auto makers, there is one part of the equation people seem to gloss over. What will it take to get people buying cars/trucks/SUVs again?

  • Futures Slip But Automakers Soar Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 8:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated another down day for Wall Street, as investors doubted whether government intervention would alleviate economic turmoil.

  • Bailout Becoming Come-One, Come-All Parade Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    The US government could be entering a bottomless pit of bailouts if it starts propping up failing companies outside the financial sector—including the struggling auto industry, economists say.

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

  • Stocks Hit 2-Week Low Amid Global Worries Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks fell to their lowest levels in two weeks as worries about a global slowdown spooked the market.

  • All 30 Dow Stocks Fall, Led by GM, Alcoa Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as the positive effect of China's stimulus package gave way to renewed fears about the strength of the global economy.

  • The Hazard of Moral Hazard Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 1:43 PM ET

    We shouldn't let self-righteousness get in the way of doing what's needed to save this economy.

  • Global Economic Woes Drag on Stocks Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as the positive effect of China's stimulus package gave way to renewed fears about the strength of the global economy.

  • Busch: Recessions Will Deepen Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
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    The markets need to have more certainty with the new developing financial market structure and the new US tax structure before banks stabilize and corporations can adjust plans for 2009.

  • Why A Bankrupt GM Is A Horrible Idea Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 8:56 AM ET
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    For the past couple of weeks I've been telling viewers, readers, neighbors why a General Motor's bankruptcy is the last thing we want to see. Some have called me an apologist for Detroit. Others have said I'm clueless.

  • Obama Asks Bush to Provide Help for Automakers Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 4:55 AM ET

    The struggling auto industry was thrust into the middle of a political standoff between the White House and Democrats on Monday as President-elect Barack Obama urged President Bush in a meeting at the White House to support immediate emergency aid.

  • Cramer: Why GM Matters So Much Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    The failure of this auto company, or its Big Three peers, could be as catastrophic as that of any major bank.

  • 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.

  • Playing the Bailout: Bonds May Benefit Over Stocks Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    Corporate bonds—not stocks—could be the big investment winner as the government continues to pledge billions of dollars to bail out too-big-to-fail companies.

  • US Bailouts: Where the Money Has Gone So Far Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 2:29 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, also known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is one of the main U.S. tools to address the financial crisis. 

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Markets are braced for more hemorrhaging in jobs, with a Friday employment report expected to record 200,00 more jobs vaporized in October. This would push the jobless rate up two-tenths of a point to 6.3 percent.

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

  • With the end of merger talks between Chrysler and General Motor, there is rampant speculation about what happens next to Chrysler. Sure parent Cerberus Capital would prefer to sell Chrysler as a whole, but the odds of that happening aren't real strong.

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    Australia's government is to inject an extra $2.3 billion into the ailing car industry to offset tariff cuts and a global economic slowdown, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Monday.

  • Market Insider: Economy's Illness Keeps Spreading Saturday, 8 Nov 2008 | 11:24 AM ET
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    Like anxious relatives in a hospital room, investors have been watching the economy get sicker and sicker with new symptoms surfacing daily.