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  • To say law makers are skeptical about whether it makes sense to help out Detroit would be an understatement. The Big 3 and the UAW have failed to sell Congress on why they should help the auto industry.

  • The Doomsday Scenario For Automakers Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    The bet is that some small amount of money will be given to the auto makers now, enough to serve as some type of bridge loan into early 2009. At that point the Democrats will have the political leverage to develop a broader rescue package in the first weeks of February.

  • CPI Details: Where the costs are falling (and rising) Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    The Consumer Price Index had its biggest one month drop ever.  Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are falling most.

  • Chadwick: Why I Am So Worried About The Economy Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    There are ‘stock’ people and there are ‘bond’ people. I am a stock person and have been all my life. It suits my personality because stock people are optimists. We see the glass as half full.

  • Futures Pare Losses as Consumer Prices Plunge Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared their losses Tuesday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest decline in 61 years.

  • China's Auto Industry Presses Beijing for Bailout Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 12:26 AM ET

    Do Chinese automakers need a bailout? China's auto industry is quietly pressing Beijing for government help as it copes with a jarring slowdown, top Chinese auto executives tell the New York Times.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 10:08 PM ET

    Consumer inflation data, more retailers' earnings, and another day of auto executives on Capitol Hill are on tap for Wednesday.

  • 'Big 3' CEOs On The Hill - See What People Are Saying Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    "I don’t see what’s in the history of the automakers that leads anyone to believe that a $25 billion dollar loan isn’t just throwing good money after bad," says Karen Finerman. Agree?

  • Final-Hour Rally Gives Stocks a Boost Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    After several false starts, stocks pulled off a final-hour rally, boosted by a better-than-expected forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Trouble For Small Caps Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    What's (not) up with small cap stocks? A glance at the market Tuesday showed the Dow down about 1 percent but the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index down more than 3 percent, causing many an observer to wonder what the heck is — or isn't — going on with the little guys.

  • Farrell: Take The Subprime Losses And Move On Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 4:52 PM ET
    Vince Farrell

    We can talk all we want about the TARP program and who should get under that umbrella. Or GM and the pros and cons of a bailout. But the underlying root cause of all the credit woes started with, and still resides in, the housing market.

  • Buy Everything But U.S. Treasurys: Strategist Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    Almost every asset class — with the exception of U.S. Treasury bonds — will provide good opportunities for investors willing to take a long-term view, says Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco AIM.

  • What US Auto Makers Must Do to Become Viable Again Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    If the US auto industry is to survive, it will have to undergo a major transformation—slashing operations,  focusing on fewer models, shedding dealerships and making better cars, analysts say.

  • Hewlett-Packard Outlook Gives Stocks a Boost Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks made another attempt at a rally Tuesday as investors juggled uncertainty over the govenrment bailout plan and an encouraging outlook from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Ford's Mulally: One Failure Could Imperil Industry Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 11:24 AM ET
    Boeing Co. Executive Vice President Alan Mulally speaks after signing an agreement with Air India in Bombay, India, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. State-run Air India on Wednesday signed an agreement with U.S.-based Boeing Co. for the purchase of 68 planes valued at more than US$ 11 billion, in what officials called the largest single deal in India's civil aviation history. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally says the bankruptcy of even one of America's auto companies could bring down the entire industry.

  • Early Pop Fizzles; HP Jumps 10% Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    An opening pop quickly fizzled Tuesday as the market's gloomy mood overshadowed an encouraging outlook from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Futures Lower But H-P Gives Market Boost Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    Wall Street faced a lower open Tuesday, but the damage was mitigated by a powerful earnings report from Hewlett-Packard, which bucked the economic trend this season by posting a bright outlook.

  • Market Insider: Keep Bailing Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 9:43 PM ET

    Investors will have an eye on Washington Tuesday as bailouts past and future are discussed on Capital Hill.

  • Cramer Too Negative? Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 7:36 PM ET

    There's this notion, one you hear all the time, that because we're down so much, and because we’ve held at the October 10 lows and rallied from them every time, that we should all stop worrying and join the "land of a thousand bull dances" otherwise we'll be left behind.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Tuesday Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.