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  • General Motors

    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.

  • Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Anyone who has covered Intel during its 41-year history knows the company's strategy during tough economic times: You gotta spend money to make money, with today's announcement, Paul Otellini set a new standard.

  • Stocks ended mixed Monday as the much-anticipated bank-rescue plan was delayed for another day. Banks jumped amid hopes the bailout will save the stocks.

  • McDonald’s  is trading up after reporting another month of strong same-store sales, a trend that continues despite the current recession and economic turmoil. Its low-priced menu items have evidently remained attractive to consumers. . .

  • US stocks opened lower Monday as the much-anticipated bank rescue plan was delayed for another day.

  • Bob Lutz

    When I broke the news this morning about GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz retiring I had mixed emotions. On one hand I thought to myself, "Good for him. If this is what he wants to do, he should do it." On the other hand, I was thinking to myself, "It's too bad he won't be 'in the arena' because this industry needs someone like Bob Lutz."

  • used cars

    At a time when there is little good news, I hate to be the bearer of even more bad news, but it kind of goes with the territory. So here it is: Used vehicle prices have bottomed out and are moving higher.

  • US stocks looked set to hand back some of last week’s gains at the open Monday as the much-anticipated bank rescue plan was delayed for another day.

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    The sweeping financial plan to be announced by the Treasury will include an expanded loan facility that will purchase newly issued and newly rated Commercial and private-label Mortgage Backed Securities.

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    As layoffs mount across the country and in all sectors, couples who are co-workers are increasingly vulnerable to losing their families' twin sources of income at once.

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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. News Corp. became the latest victim of the weakening economy, announcing it is planning on cutting jobs after reporting a quarterly loss on Thursday.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Auto Sales Drop

    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

    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.