The threat of a government-backed bankruptcy is necessary to drive a "breakthrough," structural change for the auto industry, said Mike Jackson, AutoNation chairman & CEO.
Another round of layoffs was announced on Tuesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.
Futures are down in the U.S., European banks are weak in Europe, bonds are up, and gold and other precious metals are rallying; gold at $966 this morning is continuing its slow march to $1,000 an ounce. It briefly climbed over $1,000 in March of 2008
Remember in college when you had to turn in that mid-term exam? Today, GM and Chrysler face their own mid-terms of sorts, but with a big difference.
Futures tumbled Tuesday as a sharp drop in New York manufacturing activity exacerbated worries about the deepening recession.
It may seem like the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing.
Hey, China got it right. Why couldn't we?
In this Web Extra, the traders talk market moving events in the week ahead including -- GM and Chrysler's viability plans, Obama's strategy for reducing foreclosures, Wal-Mart earnings and more!
Stocks fell sharply in the final minutes of trading as investors continued to pound bank stocks. All three major indexes were trapped in a yo-yo pattern today, pulled by gains in techs and losses in banks.
Stocks opened slightly lower Friday, led by banks after British bank Lloyds posted a bigger-than-expected losses.
When Toyota and Nissan both forecast full year losses within the last week, you knew it was only a matter of time before both companies took steps to limit their mounting losses.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Continental Airlines and Viacom popped while Harley-Davidson and Capital One dropped.
Stocks staged a comeback in the final hour of trading Thursday following news that the Obama administration is mulling a new plan to subsidize mortgage payments for homeowners in jeopardy. In other words, the market finally got what Treasury Secretary Geithner failed to deliver: Details.
Another round of layoffs was announced on Thursday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.
The pace of corporate layoffs picked up sharply in January 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.
The idea that a lack of credit is keeping a large percentage of people from buying a new or used car is one of the more ridiculous assumptions still swirling around the auto industry. If you are looking to buy, there's plenty of credit available and frankly, it is a buyer's market.
From The Chicago Auto Show, Frank Klegon of Chrysler
From The Chicago Auto Show, Jim Farley of Ford
From The Chicago Auto Show, Don Esmond of Toyota North America.
GM is trying to pull off a very tricky and painful double play. On one hand it is moving as quickly as possible to downsize the second largest auto maker in the world. On the other, it is trying to show Washington lawmakers that it is a viable company worthy of more government aid.