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  • Big 3 Bailout

    You have to give it to the Senate Republicans. Senators Shelby, Corker, Ensign and their colleagues in the GOP have been loud and effective in slowing down, if not jeopardizing the $14 Billion auto bailout package.

  • One of the more fascinating things in big Congressional debates like the one currently surrounding the auto industry is understanding the motivation of particular legislators in supporting or opposing a bill.

  • Stock index futures indicated a slightly weaker open Thursday, pushed lower by further weakening in the jobs market and a sharp decrease in import prices..

  • Stocks closed higher as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy shares and offset worries about the fate of the auto industry bailout.

  • Murky signs: Markets had rallied Wednesday morning on the belief that an auto industry bailout was all but certain. But some GOP legislators are opposing the White House deal with congressional Democrats. A top analyst sees financials in critical condition until 2010, but a peer says he's been buying bank stocks and socking them away. And a CNBC guest said commodities are going to lead a 50% S&P rally.

  • Stocks rode the enthusiasm over an auto makers bailout and a swift round of profit-taking to stage a rally Wednesday that offset some of the previous day's losses.

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    GMAC Financial Services, the financing arm of General Motors, said it hasn't raised enough capital to become a bank holding company and qualify for aid under the government's $700 billion bank rescue plan.

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    Seventy-three dollars an hour. That figure has become a big symbol in the fight over what should happen to Detroit, but is it reaaly what a UAW worker earns?

  • Alan Mullaly, Robert Nardelli, and Rick Wagoner

    If Washington approves this $15 Billion bailout by the end of today or tomorrow (and yes, I think that will happen) the question will turn to who becomes the "Car Czar." It will be a presidential appointment and it will be crucial to determining if this auto bailout actually works.

  • U.S. stocks looked set for a sharp jump higher at the open Wednesday, as a looming deal to bail out Detroit auto makers raised investor enthusiasm for the industry.

  • Detroit auto makers should be rescued, but through a planned bankruptcy overseen by the federal government, according to real estate magnate Donald Trump.

  • Stocks declined Tuesday as more layoffs and lowered outlooks zapped the momentum out of the recent rally.

  • An auto industry bailout package seems inevitable Tuesday — and the dollar and U.S. stocks are riding the expectation higher. The news continued to be glum for small business owners struggling with the recession and retailers, whose holiday sales may be even weaker than expected. But top analysts told CNBC they expect a Christmas-New Year's Eve rally and see an energy stock recovery in the works.

  • Sony became one of the latest companies to announce layoffs in attempt to rein in costs and weather the weak economy.

  • Stocks moved off their lows and turned mixed, helped by a smaller-than-expected decline in October pending-homes sales and a rally in big-cap tech shares

  • Stocks moved off their lows and turned mixed, helped by a smaller-than-expected decline in October pending-homes sales and a rally in big-cap tech shares

  • U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly weaker open Tuesday, following a strong rally in the previous session on the back of fresh economic stimulus proposals.

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    A Caribbean hotelier is offering investors stressed out by the financial meltdown a chance to swap their sinking stocks for sun-drenched beach vacations.

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    The Dow jumped on Monday as congressional Democrats and the White House continue to negotiate a proposal to lend the struggling auto industry roughly $15 billion.

  • Stocks advanced Monday, but ended off session highs, as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.