More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. GlaxoSmithKline and Tiffany & Co. on Thursday became the latest victims of the weakening economy, each cutting an undisclosed number of jobs.
Yes, even the seemingly bullet proof auto makers have stalled. This morning, Toyota reported abysmal third quarter results and warned that it's heading toward its first annual loss since 1950.
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.
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.
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 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.
Another day, another round of corporate layoffs. Liz Claiborne and PNC Financial Services became the latest companies to announce job cuts on Tuesday
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.
One month into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has gone up a bit since 2009 began, but is still down from where it was at the end of November. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
This sector's taken a bit hit lately. But if Washington smiles on this alternative fuel, at least one stock might do well.
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.
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.
A major US retailer announced job cuts Monday amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy.
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.
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.
More companies announced layoffs on Thursday as the employment picture continued to dim.
Government bail-outs in the wake of financial wreckage have inundated news headlines across the globe. Capital injections by the government into leading American banks under the U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) have been redefined across multiple sectors. With so many institutions holding bad assets and seeking to tap TARP, a new index by the NasdaqOMX Group was introduced as the Government Relief Index (QGRI) to track the performance of U.S. listed companies that are participants of U.S. government sponsored relief programs such as TARP.