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  • Swedish Firm Speeds Up US Factory Closure Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 5:59 AM ET

    The world's number one bearings maker, Swedish SKF, is speeding up plans to close down a factory in Kentucky, moving production to Mexico as the financial markets turmoil has hit hard the automotive industry, SKF CFO Tore Bertilsson told CNBC.com on Tuesday.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 8:56 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before a Senate committee takes on even greater importance for Tuesday's markets, now that the Fed and Treasury have promised to backstop mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Stocks Skid as Bailout Fails to Sway Investors Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower, led by financials, as investors worried that the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might not be enough to prevent further turmoil in financial markets.

  • GM Set to Announce Further Steps to Cut Costs Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    General Motors Chief Executive Rick Wagoner is set to announce further steps on Tuesday morning to cut costs in the face of slumping sales.

  • CNBC Top Five Videos: GM, Lehman & More Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    Volatility ruled the market Thursday because of oil prices, financial fears and an $18 billion acquisition. Following are the day's top five videos.

  • Battle The Bear Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    The Dow finished higher on Thursday propelled by optimism about a major deal in the chemicals sector and comments from Ben Bernanke. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Indexes Eke Out Gains After Wild Session Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers and oil prices surged more than $5 a barrel. Still, all three major indexes eked out gains by the closing bell.

  • GM CEO: No Bankruptcy Plans, No Further Sell-Offs Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    GM will not consider selling or eliminating any brands besides Hummer and has no plans to declare bankruptcy, Richard Wagoner, General Motors chairman and CEO, said Thursday at the Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

  • Stocks Reel as Oil Surges, Financials Get Hit Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, overshadowing any positive news the market had to offer.

  • GM's CEO Wagoner: No More Brand Cuts Planned Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:22 PM ET
    General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    The message from General Motors chairman and CEO was clear and direct: The company has no plans to cut anymore of its brands. I asked Wagoner about cutting the brands when I caught up with him after a speech here in Dallas.

  • Stocks Flail as Freddie, Lehman Get Pummeled Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Know When to Sell 'Em and When to Hold 'Em Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    On Mad Money we pander to neither panic nor euphoria. On Tuesday, an up day, Jim urged everyone to get out of the financials. I can't emphasize how important it is that we go negative on up days, but history can. The 234 point rout yesterday afternoon is a pure example of what I'm talking about. We try not to be too down on down days, and emphasize extreme caution on up days because that's useful.

  • GM Says Developing Plans to Cut Costs, Save Cash Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 10:22 AM ET
    General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    General Motors is developing plans to cut costs and improve its "cash and funding position," Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said in an e-mail to the automaker's managers and team leaders.

  • Large Solar Energy Array Set for GM in Spain Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    A Michigan company will provide the solar electric system for what it says will be the world’s largest rooftop array, on a General Motors assembly plant in Zaragoza, Spain, according to the New York Times.

  • GM And Why It's Tough To Kill A Brand Name Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 8:45 AM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    After blogging yesterday about the latest discussion at General Motors about keeping/selling/killing some of it's eight brands, I was inundated with e-mails suggesting what GM should do.

  • Pops & Drops: General Motors, Teva... Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of General Motors and Dryships popped while Teva and RBS dropped.

  • GM May Ditch Brands, Slash White-Collar Jobs Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 1:50 PM ET
    2008 Saturn Aura

    General Motors may get rid of some brands, speed the introduction of small cars from other markets and make further white-collar job cuts as it tries to deal with a shrinking U.S. auto market.

  • Wall Street Beats Back Bears; Yahoo Gains 10% Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Stocks moved out of bear territory Monday as oil retreated more than $4 a barrel, easing inflation fears, and technology got a boost from two of its largest companies.

  • Alcoa Will Likely Set The Tone For Quarter Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 9:08 AM ET

    Commodities are a bit weaker here as the dollar is stronger, stock futures are flat. Europe and Asia are mostly higher, the Shanghai Composite, however, is up 4.6 percent today, best day in a month on strong earnings forecast from a couple of their banks.

  • 2008 Buick Enclave

    As GM slogs through a summer of sickening sales, there's growing speculation GM CEO Rick Wagoner will do an about face and finally cut some of the automaker's brands in an effort to stop the bleeding.