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  • The Treasury Department is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for Chrysler that could come as soon as next week, people with direct knowledge of the action said Thursday.

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    Negotiations over the fate of Chrysler continue between the Treasury department and the banks that hold $6.9 billion of Chrysler's debt.

  • With President Obama committing $2.4 billion in stimulus package money for the development of electric vehicle technology, US automakers may have enough incentive to make the green car plunge and help contribute to the one million plug-in vehicles the President would like to have on the road by 2015. So-called alt energy-powered vehicles, both production or concept models, were on display at the recent New Yok Auto Show. Here's a sampling.

    So-called alt energy-powered vehicles, both production or concept models, were on display at the recent New Yok Auto Show. Here's a sampling.

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    U.S. industrywide retail auto sales declined about 33 percent in the first 16 days of April compared to a year ago, but the market shows some signs of stabilizing, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • Energy prices were mixed on Wednesday -  crude markets bounced despite a reported surge in supply, while products fell because of a reported surge in supply, writes Stephen Schork.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on what traders are watching Thursday — and his predictions for the stock market in coming days.

  • Banks sold off at the close yesterday on increasing stress over the stress test. In case you're not paying attention, no one is exactly clear what is going to happen because they are still deciding; as a result, there are lots of leaks and erroneous interpretations of what might be coming.

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    With one week left before Chrysler faces the very real prospect of filing for Chapter 11 reorganization, and potentially a Chapter 7 liquidation, GM is acting like a company already in bankruptcy. In other words, the end game is almost here. As we're seeing now, it's messy and everyone involved will be feeling the pain.

  • Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Thursday but pared gains after a report showed jobless claims rose last week.

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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim.

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    The Dow and S&P fell on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley revived concerns about the health of both the banking sector and the wider economy...

  • Stocks staged a late rally Wednesday as investors shrugged off health-care weakness and bet on solid results from Apple after the bell.

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    The government is increasingly likely to convert a $13.4 billion loan to GM into equity, giving taxpayers a big stake in the struggling auto maker, sources told CNBC.

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    Stocks rebounded from a morning slide and were trading modestly higher around lunchtime Wednesday, despite a wider than expected loss from Morgan Stanley...

  • Stocks rebounded Wednesday as Caterpillar led the Dow, automakers rallied and banks posted solid gains.

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    Instead of waiting for houses to become abandoned and then pulling them down, local leaders are talking about demolishing entire neighborhoods, the NYT reports.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as investors looked for further guidance from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the next batch of corporate earnings.

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    Happy Earth Day everyone!  On this day designed to inspire awareness and and appreciation of the environment, we decided to give you a feel for how green (or not) your neighborhood might be.