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  • The Big Three

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Moody's Investors Service downgraded ratings for Chrysler and Ford Motor.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday as volumes dwindled in world markets ahead of Wednesday's shortened trading session and Thursday's Christmas holiday.

  • Monday's market is still feeling last week's pain, as lowered earnings outlooks add to the downward pressure from big bank downgrades. And forensic analysts continue to sift through the alleged Bernie Madoff fraud, asking: Can investors get anything back? But CNBC heard from experts who are anticipating an annual Santa Claus rally — and think it's crucial to buy oil stocks and other selected equities now.

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    Most of you are waking up this morning, hearing that Toyota has just forecast it's first annual loss in decades, and may be saying, "Wow, even Toyota is hurting." This news shouldn't come as a surprise.

  • The stock market ended both the day and the week essentially flat, with the twin stimuli of interest rate cuts and an automaker bailout unable to overcome a weakening economy and pessimism about the future of the banking system.

  • On Friday, the auto bailout was announced: General Motors and Chrysler will get up to $17.4 billion in short-term loans from the U.S. in return for deep concessions. Treasury boss Hank Paulson reversed himself, asking for the second half of the TARP fund. Who gets bailed out next — and where does it end? Strategists told CNBC the bailout is going to make things worse; but one airline CEO sees a healthy Darwinian process.

  • Stocks advanced Friday after Bush announced details of a rescue plan for auto makers.

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    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.

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    The Dow fell for the second day on Thursday after Standard & Poor's threatened to strip General Electric of its 'AAA' credit rating and slumping oil prices crippled energy shares.

  • Stocks declined Thursday as worries about General Electric's credit and the fate of the auto industry weighed on the market.

  • U.S. stock index futures were mixed Thursday as the possibilty of global interest rates at zero increased and deals both broke down and reemerged.

  • Chrysler

    At the Los Angeles Auto Show last month, the Chrysler stand was a dimly lit and uninspiring display. A glaringly obvious example Cerberus is not spending anything more than the bare minimum to keep Chrysler alive.

  • Bailout Decision

    The White House and the Treasury are deep into negotiations with General Motors and Chrysler over reorganization plans that could result in more than $14 billion in emergency loans, the New York Times reported.

  • Some of the bad news Tuesday was "less worse" than many feared: Goldman Sachs reported its first quarterly loss since going public — but the $2.1 billion loss was much narrower than many had feared and Goldman shares rose as much as 11 percent. Stocks soared on the Federal Reserve rate-cut decision and options trading looks bullish on Boeing. CNBC heard from experts who predict a massive OPEC cut and more Fed moves to come.

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    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb became the latest big company to announce layoffs, saying it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010.

  • 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.

  • Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • Stocks rose Tuesday, even after dismal reports on CPI and housing starts, as investors hope for new direction from the Federal Reserve when the central bank delivers its decision on interest rates today.

  • Big 3 Bailout

    With the film strip of our lives playing out as we buy, sell, curse, and embrace our cars, it's no wonder we are passionate about what we want to see happen to the Big 3. But here's the problem: few of us seem willing to accept the other side is saying stuff that may have some merits.