U.S. stock index futures were mixed as contradictory information on a bailout package for troubled automakers were making investors nervous.
Even the worst of news couldn't jolt investors Friday. Here's what it means for the market.
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The Dow rose on Friday on hopes that a lifeline for struggling U.S. automakers could still materialize...
Stocks ended higher Friday after a topsy-turvy day of wondering if auto makers would get a bailout or face bankruptcy.
If even one of the Big Three goes bankrupt, many of the already struggling auto suppliers will fail, said Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman & CEO of the company.
Most on Wall Street expected Dow declines worth a few hundred points, but that didn't happen. So what's going on?
Stocks traded mixed after the Treasury offered to help prop up the auto makers after the Senate rejected the $14 billion bailout passed by the House.
Polls show Americans split on bailing out the U.S. automakers, a highly visible troubled sector in a country grappling with recession. Melvyn W. writes, "They must not be bailed out...
If you have a choice, staying away from bankrupt retailers is a good idea.
This week brought a slew of layoffs, including Dow component Bank of America, which said its planned job cuts may grow to 35,000 over three years after it completes its purchase of Merrill Lynch.
First, there's the question of how much money is really needed. The bill would have allotted $14 billion in loans, but most think the amount needed to avoid imminent bankruptcy is smaller, probably in the $5-10 billion range. This makes it doable using some combination of government guarantee and, perhaps, private lending.
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Stocks tumbled at the open as the market was weighed down by the Senate's rejection of the $14 billion auto bailout and news of a $50 billion fraud scheme on Wall Street.
"Karnac the Magnificent" I am not. Heck, for weeks I've been predicting Congress would ultimately come up with a bailout for the Big 3. So after the Senate shot down the aid package last night, it's no wonder my wife said to me, "Gee Einstein, guess you were wrong about what would happen on Capitol Hill."
With the failure to pass an auto loan bill, the Treasury Department is now essentially the "last line of defense" for the auto makers. They can now provide a bridge loan through the TARP, or provide or guarantee a debtor-in-possession facility to fund a pre-packaged Chapter 11 proceeding.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening for Wall Street as a plan to pour $14 billion into the cash-strapped auto industry failed in the Senate, leaving the White House searching for a solution.
Chrysler is nearing the minimum level of cash it needs to run the company and will have trouble paying bills after the first of the year, according to its chief financial officer.
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The Dow fell on dimming prospects for an automaker bailout, while bleak comments about the banking sector from JPMorgan's CEO prompted investors to sell financial shares.