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    The suppliers are now talking with the Treasury Department about getting $20.5 Billion in federal aid. These guys are hurting, close to collapsing, and on the verge of blowing a hole through the auto industry.

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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. Clorox, Time Warner Cable and Fidelity National Financial were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.

  • Auto Sales Drop

    When auto sales plunge 37%, it may seem like I'm piling on pointing out the auto makers who really struggled during the worst month for the industry in 27 years.

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as an earnings beat from Merck and better-than-expected housing report gave the market a boost.

  • All right, before you fire off an e-mail to me and tell me to "get a clue" because tens of thousands of people did buy a new car or truck last month, take a deep breath. Exhale.

  • Once again, a midday drop in the dollar has led to a (modest) rally in stocks. This happened yesterday. Traders are not stupid (they're just poor).

  • Ford

    Ford reported January sales dropped 42 percent, which is far worse than the estimate on Wall Street of a decline of 31 percent. On the surface, this would appear to support concerns that the auto market has not stabilized. I'm not sure that is a fair conclusion. Here's why.

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    Another day, another round of corporate layoffs.  Liz Claiborne and PNC Financial Services became the latest companies to announce job cuts on Tuesday

  • Auto Sales Drop

    Strange as it sounds, January auto sales could wind up being worse than the dismal numbers we saw in December. While that may lead some people to think the auto market and consumer are getting weaker, the reality could be far different.

  • This sector's taken a bit hit lately. But if Washington smiles on this alternative fuel, at least one stock might do well.

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    General Motors and Chrysler are offering blue-collar employees another round of buyout and early retirement offers as the automakers try to cut their work forces and reduce expenses, union officials said.

  • Stocks started off February mixed as banks took a hit from worries about the so-called "bad bank" plan, while techs got a boost from anticipation that they will benefit from government spending on tech and telecom infrastructure.

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    A major US retailer announced job cuts Monday amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan, while a big Wall Street firm has further job cuts in store, according to reports.

  • Stocks started February in the red amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy but pared their losses after a better-than-expected reading on the manufacturing sector.

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    A major US retailer announced job cuts Monday amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy.

  • Stocks started February in the red amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy but pared their losses after a better-than-expected reading on the manufacturing sector.

  • General Motors

    For GM and Chrysler, this is when the good stuff will start happening. After a month of seeing relatively little from GM and Chrysler about how they plan to restructure their operations, we could be on the verge of a couple busy months.

  • Hyundai

    In truth, few Super Bowl car ads ever really stick with viewers. Think about it? How many can you remember? Aside from Cadillac's "break through" ads featuring Led Zeppelin, few have staying power.

  • Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday, sliding at the open as investors cashed in their bank chips.

  • Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday, sliding at the open as investors cashed in their bank chips.