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  • Merck's Jumpin' Januvia Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    Japan and Januvia. No, it's not a country—not even a fictional one—even though it sounds like "Genovia" in "The Princess Diaries." It's a diabetes drug from Merck.

  • GM's Bankruptcy Dance Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 9:19 AM ET
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    After General Motors issued its 10K report yesterday casting doubt on whether it can survive, there have been plenty of questions about why GM doesn't just go into bankruptcy.

  • Central banks' efforts to introduce measures such as buying various assets and printing money as they bring their interest rates to zero will not work in countries with too high levels of debt, Hugh Hendry, Chief Investment Officer at Eclectica, told CNBC.

  • Inside GM: Why It's So Bad Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 9:59 AM ET
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    Admit it. When you see the headlines of GM warning it could be forced into chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidate, you likely have two reactions. First, you say "Duh! These guys have been hanging on by a thread, of course they could go under."

  • The New American Mantra: 2 Cars For Life Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 9:53 AM ET
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    After years of getting into the habit of buying or leasing a new car every 3 or 4 years, or even going one step further and buying a third car for a house with only two drivers, Americans are pulling back.

  • GM Sales Cut In Half, Toyota By More Than A Third Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    February auto sales are shaping up to be as weak, if not weaker, than the poor results posted in January.

  • Ford Falls More Than 48% Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 12:55 PM ET
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    Ford's February auto sales fell a whopping 48.4%, which will re-enforce fears the the economy continues to stumble.

  • Looking To Buy? Now is THE Time! Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:46 AM ET
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    This may be the best time to get the deal you want on a new car or truck. In fact, if you can stomach the idea of taking on an auto loan in this economy, dealers will bend over backwards to get you in the new ride you want.

  • Pros Say: Play Bonds, Dollar for the Short Term Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 4:29 AM ET

    Stocks spent the last day of the week in the red Friday, dragged lower by nagging fears about the global economy and financial system. Experts tell CNBC that the dollar and bonds show short-term opportunities during the market volatility.

  • Web Extra: Yen Falls To 3-Month Low Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 9:10 PM ET
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    The yen tumbled to a three-month low against the dollar on Thursday. What's the trade?

  • GM Loses $84.7 Million A Day! Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 9:37 AM ET
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    As expected, General Motors posted horrendous 4th quarter numbers this morning with the company losing $9.6 Billion. For all of 2008 GM lost $30.9 Billion making it one of the worst years ever for the auto maker.

  • Pros Say: European Banks STILL Not Attractive Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 4:49 AM ET

    European stocks rose Thursday on the back of the UK government's announcement that it would be launching a scheme which could end up insuring more than $712 billion worth of toxic assets in a bid to get lending flowing again.

  • Ford Cuts Exec Salaries & Bonuses Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 8:46 AM ET
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    Tuesday afternoon Ford took another huge step in showing it's committed to cutting costs and "sharing the pain".

  • Pros Say: Half Measures Won’t Cure Banks Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 4:41 AM ET
    Credit Crisis

    Global stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street's overnight rally spurred by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's reassuring comments on the financial industry. Bernanke said the government did not have plans to nationalize major banks at this stage.

  • GM Dealership

    Remember when Barack Obama was campaigning for President and he went to Detroit with a very unpopular message in Motown? In essence he told an audience filled with auto execs it was time for them to start building fuel efficient vehicles, hybrids, and models that would lead Detroit out of its money losing ways.

  • Pros Say: Gold to Spike to $3,000 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 7:12 AM ET
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    Safe haven plays like gold and the dollar were down again Tuesday, despite the fall in global stocks, as concerns grew about the financial system, scaring investors off. Experts expect the precious metal's rally to continue past the record $1,030.80 it hit last March.

  • Market Tips: Shorting Prospects in Western Banks Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 6:47 AM ET
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    Global stocks were down Tuesday on heightened fears over the stability of the financial industry. Wall Street sank to an 11-year low overnight on reports the government may take a 40 percent stake in Citigroup.

  • Dr. Doom: Nationalizing Banks is 'Market Friendly' Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 6:31 AM ET
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    Nationalizing insolvent US banks is the best solution to avoid a Japan-like scenario in which 'zombie' financial institutions would eat up public resources while the US economy would teeter on the brink of depression, Nouriel Roubini, economics professor at NYU and chairman at RGE Monitor told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Could US Have Worse 'Lost Decade' Than Japan? Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    There is no shortage of people looking to Japan's so-called Lost Decade of the 1990s for lessons on how to weather the current economic storm, but that could understate the magnitude of the current crisis.

  • UAW Deal Key For Ford & Big 3 Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 11:50 AM ET
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    With the UAW and Ford announcing they have agreed on a plan to re-work funding of union's Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association, it is an important step not only for Ford, but GM and Chrysler as well.