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  • GM: Why It WON'T Have Its Day In Bankruptcy Court Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 1:59 PM ET
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    If you think GM is just a short drive from steering into bankruptcy, think again. This morning, while everyone says this company is on the verge of collapsing, a GM spokeswoman emphatically said "NO!"

  • Ford: Not Mulling Bankruptcy; CFO Retires Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 1:36 PM ET
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    Ford Motor is not considering bankruptcy protection as an option, CNBC reported Friday, citing company executives. The unidentified Ford executives said bankruptcy is not even under discussion, and that the company has sufficient liquidity.

  • Stocks Stomped in Financial Freefall Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 4:28 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • GM Hit By Ratings Warning, European Sales Drop Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 3:58 PM ET
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    General Motors' shares hit their lowest level in almost 60 years as the U.S. automaker said its year-to-date sales in Europe slid almost 2 percent.

  • Tech Only Salvation for Wobbly Stocks Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 1:20 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • GM's Wagoner Makes Case On YouTube Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
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    If you are GM CEO Rick Wagoner, what do you do? The man in the top job at the struggling automaker is pulling every move possible to keep his company from collapsing. And by all accounts, he's done a hell of a job.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Can't Pay Car Loan? Bank May Not Even Want It Back! Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:27 AM ET
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    Want a sign of just how screwed up this economy has become? Auto repo companies are finding business has slowed down because banks and lenders are reluctant to take back cars and trucks people can no longer pay for.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.

  • There Are Positives--So Why No Rally? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    The new fed facility to buy commercial paper is a HUGE move in increasing liquidity in the marketplace. Also important: they are buying 3-month paper, a longer term than most commercial paper, so less rollover pressure.

  • GM & Ford: Should Investors Give Up On Them? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:12 AM ET
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    These are gut check times for Ford & GM investors. Shares of the two automakers slid to lows not seen since the early 80's for Ford and mid 50's for GM. As one Wall Street veteran told me, "These are dire times for Ford & GM."

  • Audi's Cross Country Push For Diesel Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 10:33 AM ET
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    Could this finally be the big breakthrough diesel fans have been clamoring for? Could this be the start of Americans getting over their lack of interest for diesel cars? Audi certainly hopes so. Audi is on a cross country publicity push spreading the word about clean diesel.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Financials Recover Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Toyota Finds The Going Tough At The Top Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    This is for all of you who e-mail and call me "Toyota Phil" and for those of you who think I favor the Japanese automaker and never write anything critical.

  • Over the last two weeks I've done several reports on TV and written in this blog about tighter credit hurting auto sales. For the industry, September sales dropped 27% and nearly everyone in the industry admits that a big reason for the plunge has been the deteriorating credit markets.

  • Credit Worries Damp Stocks; Banks Rally Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • GE's announcement of a $15 billion capital raise ($12 b in common, $3 b in preferred to Warren Buffett with a 10 percent dividend) is difficult news for shareholders, but everyone agrees that two things need to be done:

  • Auto Sales Numbers: No One's Even Looking To Buy Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 2:51 PM ET
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    How bad is the auto business right now? Every automaker is feeling the pain, not just the Detroit 3. In the last week, showroom traffic (people simply visiting a dealership) is down 50% compared to the same time last year.

  • Short Selling Ban In Financials Likely Extended Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    SEC ban on short selling in financials is likely to be extended, NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer said on a webcast with NYSE listed companies and reporters.

  • Why Bailout Failure Is Bad For Automakers/Dealers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 9:00 AM ET
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    Whether or not you agree with Congress voting down the $700 billion bailout, one thing is clear, this is bad news for automakers and auto dealers.