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  • What Will Stop The Selling? Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    The stock market free fall is happening with such speed it's extraordinary. With the Dow now dipping below 9,000 when on earth will the selling stop?

  • Tech Only Salvation for Wobbly Stocks Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 1:20 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • GM's Wagoner Makes Case On YouTube Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
    Rick Wagoner

    If you are GM CEO Rick Wagoner, what do you do? The man in the top job at the struggling automaker is pulling every move possible to keep his company from collapsing. And by all accounts, he's done a hell of a job.

  • With Credit Drying Up, Car Buyers Bring Cash Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:13 AM ET
    Car dealership in Miami
  • Can't Pay Car Loan? Bank May Not Even Want It Back! Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:27 AM ET
    Auto Loans

    Want a sign of just how screwed up this economy has become? Auto repo companies are finding business has slowed down because banks and lenders are reluctant to take back cars and trucks people can no longer pay for.

  • Did the Ban on Short-Selling Make a Difference? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:29 AM ET

    Nearly three weeks ago, regulators abruptly banned short sales of financial stocks to protect companies that had come under siege in the stock market. Short-sellers, critics said, had contributed to the declines by betting against the companies’ shares, the New York Times reported.

  • There Are Positives--So Why No Rally? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    The new fed facility to buy commercial paper is a HUGE move in increasing liquidity in the marketplace. Also important: they are buying 3-month paper, a longer term than most commercial paper, so less rollover pressure.

  • Governments and central banks around the world are reacting to the expanding financial crisis as their countries' markets melt down.  See how the global indices stack up against one another.

  • GM & Ford: Should Investors Give Up On Them? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:12 AM ET
    Ford

    These are gut check times for Ford & GM investors. Shares of the two automakers slid to lows not seen since the early 80's for Ford and mid 50's for GM. As one Wall Street veteran told me, "These are dire times for Ford & GM."

  • Markets Tank Amid Efforts To Contain Global Crisis Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
    Financial Crisis

    Governments around the world tried to contain the fast-spreading credit crisis, but stock, bond and commodity markets saw investors bet on a sharp downturn.

  • Trading the Volatility Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    With the VIX at record levels and the Dow now down another 5%, investors are running for cover.  However, there are now enough data points to begin to look at patterns on what has been happening after these big drops.

  • Audi's Cross Country Push For Diesel Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 10:33 AM ET
    Audi

    Could this finally be the big breakthrough diesel fans have been clamoring for? Could this be the start of Americans getting over their lack of interest for diesel cars? Audi certainly hopes so. Audi is on a cross country publicity push spreading the word about clean diesel.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Financials Recover Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Toyota Finds The Going Tough At The Top Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    This is for all of you who e-mail and call me "Toyota Phil" and for those of you who think I favor the Japanese automaker and never write anything critical.

  • Over the last two weeks I've done several reports on TV and written in this blog about tighter credit hurting auto sales. For the industry, September sales dropped 27% and nearly everyone in the industry admits that a big reason for the plunge has been the deteriorating credit markets.

  • Credit Worries Damp Stocks; Banks Rally Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • Auto Sales Numbers: No One's Even Looking To Buy Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 2:51 PM ET
    Auto sales drop

    How bad is the auto business right now? Every automaker is feeling the pain, not just the Detroit 3. In the last week, showroom traffic (people simply visiting a dealership) is down 50% compared to the same time last year.

  • Stocks Roar Back but Still a Dismal Quarter Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and pass a bailout bill this week. Financials rallied and Apple, one of the hardest hit techs on Monday, gained 8 percent. Still,

  • Quick Market Stats: Quarter Ending 9/30 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    All major U.S. Indices end the third quarter on a historic note.  The Dow and S&P 500 had their fourth consecutive quarterly drop, tumbling 4.40% and 9.01% respectively.  The NASDAQ Composite fell the most among the major Indices for the quarter, down 9.19%.

  • Why Bailout Failure Is Bad For Automakers/Dealers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 9:00 AM ET

    Whether or not you agree with Congress voting down the $700 billion bailout, one thing is clear, this is bad news for automakers and auto dealers.