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  • GM Should Go Bankrupt—I'm Hearing A Lot Of That Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 12:48 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    As we move closer to seeing the Treasury Department approving $5-10 billion in federal loans to back a merger of GM and Chrysler, I've been hit with a wave of comments from readers, viewers, and others that basically amounts to this: We should let GM go bankrupt because they aren't worth saving.

  • Stocks Slide In Final Minutes Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    The Dow fell in the last minutes of trading despite a Federal Reserve rate cut and signs that government efforts to shore up credit markets are starting to work.

  • Dow Falls Off a Cliff in Final Minutes of Trading Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 5:38 PM ET

    If you blinked in the final minutes of trading today, you probably got the story wrong. The final hour of trading has become known for its wild swings, but outdid itself this time: After being up about 250 points at 3:54 p.m., those gains evaporated and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 74.16, or 0.8 percent, at 8990.96.

  • Pimco's Gross: Rates To Hold Steady Or Decline More Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    As the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by 50 basis points on Wednesday, Pimco's Bill Gross said he expects rates to hold or decline to 1 percent.

  • Why Market Is So "Quiet" Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    There are also a few mechanical events that may be making a difference. Some mutual funds, for example, end their fiscal year on October 31, and there is some speculation that funds will be taking losses to offset any capital gains.

  • Top Ten Biggest Gains in the Dow Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 889.35 points marking its second biggest point-move ever.  Today's 10.88% jump in the Dow qualifies as the seventh largest percent gain in its history.

  • Stocks Jump 11% Amid Bargain-Hunting Spree Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 5:18 PM ET
    Dow Jones Index Chart

    Wall Street went on a bargain-hunting bonanza, with a frenzy of activity in the final hour of trading, sending shares up 10 percent.

  • Dow Surges Nearly 700 Points In Late Rally Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    Investors went on a late-day buying spree, scooping up shares of beaten down stocks and sending the major indexes soaring 7-8 percent.

  • Stocks Zig-Zag as Confidence Plunges Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Volatility reigned again on Wall Street Tuesday as jittery investors had a hard time committing to the morning's early rally -- or to the subsequent paring of gains.

  • Securities and Financials Conference A Somber Affair Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    The meeting is normally held in tony Boca Raton, Florida, where golf outings are traditionally as big a part of the conference as the speeches. This year it is being held at the Marriott in midtown New York on a cold, drizzly morning.

  • GM's Wagoner: He'll Get What He Needs From Washington Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
    Rick Wagoner

    Washington doesn't have much of a choice but to give GM the money. If it doesn't, there is a very real possibility Chrysler and GM slide toward bankruptcy.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Confidence Plunges Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday after Monday's late selloff as international markets bounced back amid expectations of a U.S. rate cut.

  • Busch: Autos on a Roll—Downhill Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    Today the number two Japanese auto market, Honda Motor Co, warned of lower-than-expected annual profits as a deepening financial crisis has hammered demand for cars and sent the yen soaring according to Reuters.

  • Futures Take Strength from Global Gains Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a substantial gain at the open Tuesday, following Monday's late selloff, as international markets rebounded and investors pondered the effect of an upcoming expected interest-rate cut.

  • Word on the Street - Looks Like Late-Day Liquidation Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 7:46 PM ET

    The guys go behind the headlines and give you their take on market volume, oil, General Motors and more. Find out where they're making fast money.

  • Recovering from Bear Markets Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 11:18 AM ET

    As investors continue to debate whether the stock market could be near a bottom, data for the last twelve bear markets indicates that, on average, it took the Dow three years to reach its previous highs.

  • This week is not only the last one of the month. It's also the week that could determine if GM holds on to the top spot in monthly auto sales in the U.S.

  • Mounting Layoffs: Why They're Different This Time Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 5:04 PM ET
    Street crowd

    As the layoffs add up, how bad will unemployment be in this recession? And what does that mean in terms of when and how the economy will recover?

  • Mounting Layoffs: Why They're Different This Time Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:10 PM ET
    Street crowd

    As the layoffs add up, how bad will unemployment be in this recession? And what does that mean in terms of when and how the economy will recover?

  • GM's Management Team: Can They Stay In Control? Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    Whether it's the Wall Street Journal speculating about Cerberus Capital pushing for "fresh air" in the management at GM, or the steady flow of e-mails I get from people saying "Wagoner must go!", there is no shortage of people suggesting GM's leadership needs to change.