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Commentary: Say no to the auto bailoutupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 22:47:00

General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union are pouring millions of dollars into a lobbying campaign for a taxpayer bailout.

Fortune: GM-Chrysler? Oh, never mind!updated: Fri Nov 07 2008 15:11:00

These are strange and horrible times for Detroit, even by the standards we've become accustomed to, as the Detroit Three (formerly Big Three) automakers continue to waste away. In the latest twist, General Motors, one of the Three, had been saying privately that Detroit would collapse unless Washington gave it billions to help it buy Chrysler, the smallest of the Three. But then GM put the deal, supposedly so vital to the future of Detroit, on hold. If you look at the numbers, you can see why.

CNNMoney: Treasury says no aid for GM, Chryslerupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 10:04:00

A merger between U.S. automakers General Motors Corp. and Chrysler is likely on hold until after next week's presidential election, as the U.S. Treasury Department said it will not provide the automakers with aid, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday. GM and Chrysler, Near a Deal, Press for Federal Aidupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 17:00:00

General Motors says it needs billions in federal aid on the heels of a government bank bailout. But the cash may be only half the battle GM-Chrysler Deal May Cause 25,000 Layoffsupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 14:00:00

If General Motors Corp. acquires Chrysler LLC, it will cost 25,000 to 35,000 jobs at the automakers, according to a Michigan consulting firm

CNNMoney: The Big Three bailout debateupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 07:06:00

Are General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler LLC too big to fail? Or just too powerful?

CNNMoney: GM-Chrysler: Stuck in neutralupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 12:16:00

General Motors and Chrysler both find themselves in too much trouble not to look at a deal. But those same troubles could make a combination too difficult to pull off. Chrysler May Be Sold in Piecesupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 11:00:00

A person briefed on discussions about selling Chrysler LLC says the automaker could be sold in pieces to other companies

CNNMoney: GM, Chrysler deal talks accelerate - reportupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 18:47:00

Merger talks between ailing automakers General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC. are reportedly picking up amid increased interest from lenders eager to close a deal.

CNNMoney: Chrysler shops for optionsupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 14:42:00

As speculation flies about a possible link-up or sale of Chrysler, analysts are wondering which makes more sense: an all-American marriage or a foreign suitor. Auto Woes: A General Motors, Chrysler Merger?updated: Sat Oct 11 2008 02:00:00

General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC have held preliminary talks about a merger or an acquisition of Chrysler by GM

CNNMoney: Big Three bailout may be around cornerupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 19:35:00

Plunging auto sales, high gas prices and election year politics could help convince Congress to approve a $50 billion loan package to embattled U.S. automakers that Detroit's Big Three claim is key to their future success. Chrysler to Invest $1.8B in Detroit Factory updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 11:00:00

Chrysler LLC Vice Chairman Tom LaSorda said Wednesday his company will invest $1.8 billion to expand a Detroit assembly plant and retool it to make a new car-based sport utility vehicle

CNNMoney: Big Three face bankruptcy fearsupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 10:00:00

It's been a bumpy road for Detroit's Big Three automakers for the past few years. But it may get worse. Chrysler's Future Cloudy After Year With Cerberus updated: Tue Aug 05 2008 18:00:00

After running Chrysler LLC for a year, Cerberus Capital Management LP must be wondering if its mascot, the three-headed dog that guards the gates of hell, is protecting it from the underworld or leading it into the flames Car Leasing's Fall Means Rising Costsupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 13:35:00

Just when motorists were starting to adjust to exorbitant gas prices, they face the prospect of much higher costs, fewer choices and a dearth of financing options if they want to lease their next car Report: Chrysler to Stop Leasingupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 17:00:00

Chrysler LLC has told dealers that the automaker's financial arm plans to get out of the auto leasing business before the end of the year

CNNMoney: Abu Dhabi firm buys stake in Chrysler buildingupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 14:08:00

A 75% stake in the famed Chrysler Building once owned by a German fund has been sold to an Abu Dhabi group, Prudential Financial, Inc. confirmed Wednesday.

Fortune: Nissan, Chrysler in new partnershipupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 17:01:00

The whispers that began in January were confirmed Monday: Nissan and Chrysler have agreed to make cars for each other, in a move that will be crucial to each company's success. And that has spurred speculation about even closer cooperation in the future.

Fortune: A talk with Chrysler's turnaround teamupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 05:38:00

What timing! Cerberus Capital Management agreed last May to buy 80% of Chrysler from its German parent, then known as DaimlerChrysler. But by the time the deal closed in early August, global credit markets had convulsed and the U.S. economy was slowing down.

Fortune: Can U.S. carmakers ride out a recession?updated: Thu Mar 20 2008 09:28:00

As most economic indicators continue to flash yellow - and occasionally red - a vigorous debate is unfolding about how far auto sales will fall this year.

CNNMoney: Chrysler: 'The best little car company in America'updated: Wed Mar 05 2008 16:13:00

Chrysler wants to be "the best little car company in America," the automaker's president recently said. But in order to do that, it's setting its sights beyond the United States.

Fortune: The great battery raceupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 14:51:00

At a breakfast in New York last week, Jim Press, vice chairman and president of Chrysler LLC made the startling announcement that every single new Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep is being engineered so that it can be adapted for a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. That's a huge change for technologically challenged Chrysler, which currently markets only two gas-electric hybrid vehicles - both of them equipped with technology developed by General Motors.

Fortune: The Chrysler steamrollerupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 15:39:00

Everyone figured changes were coming when Cerberus bought Chrysler and put former GE executive Bob Nardelli in charge last August. But no one could have guessed how many - and how fast.

CNNMoney: Chrysler to trim dealers, modelsupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 10:34:00

Chrysler LLC unveiled plans Friday to trim its product line and reduce the number of dealerships in its network.

Fortune: Bare knuckles in Detroitupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 08:42:00

A temporary truce has been declared in the war between Chrysler and one of its suppliers, but the shockwaves continue to ripple through the auto business. Industry watchers are divided on who the real winner was.

CNNMoney: Chrysler cuts prices in response to customersupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 12:42:00

Chrysler LLC said Friday it's launching a new ad campaign that includes lower prices on 12 of its vehicles.

Fortune: Chrysler's Nardelli lays out a game planupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 11:16:00

The most-talked about subject at the Detroit auto show has nothing to do with new cars, alternative fuels, or China's plans for the U.S. auto market. It is Chrysler, now under private ownership, and its outside-the-industry CEO Bob Nardelli.

Diesels aren't dirty anymoreupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 10:49:00

Not too long ago, uttering the phrase "diesel engine" was enough to elicit a wince from car buyers whose memories of previous-generation diesels often consisted of knocking engine noise, that distinctly-diesel fragrance, and plumes of blue smoke curling from the tailpipe.

Fortune: The Chrysler rumor millupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 04:40:00

It was only five months ago that Cerberus Capital Management bought 80% of Chrysler from Germany's Daimler but already the vultures are circling. Stock market pundit Jim Cramer has become the latest to forecast disaster for the struggling automaker. In the January 7 issue of New York magazine, Cramer riffed on Chrysler's weakened condition and the skills of its CEO, Bob Nardelli of Home Depot, declaring: "Call the Chrysler failure [in 2008] a lock."

Minivan bumper testsupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 17:42:00

Six minivans tested sustain costly damage in many low-speed crashes. CNN's Greg Hunter reports.

Fortune: Autos' year of living dangerouslyupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 17:21:00

Deep Throat told Woodward and Bernstein to "follow the money" if they wanted to understand the Watergate break-in. If you followed the money in the auto industry in 2007 you got some clues about where the industry is headed. And the future doesn't look anything like the past.

CNNMoney: Chrysler CEO: We're 'operationally' bankruptupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 07:26:00

Chrysler Corp., the troubled automaker bought by private equity just four months ago, is scrambling to sell assets amid indications of huge losses, as access to cash becomes increasingly scarce, according to a published report Friday.

Fortune: Downsizing Dodgeupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 10:23:00

One of the biggest challenges U.S. automakers face is how to realign their aging brands and oversupply of dealers for the realities of the 21st century.

CNNMoney: Chrysler loan sale could be postponed - WSJupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 03:51:00

Demand for the sale of $4 billion in loans tied to Cerberus Capital's purchase of Chrysler has been weak and will likely be postponed, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Lemons out of season in Detroitupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 08:50:00

There was a time when buying certain cars from Chrysler, General Motors or Ford was a risky proposition. Poorly engineered vehicles were sloppily thrown together by arrogant UAW members.

CNNMoney: Banks to offer $10B in Chrysler debtupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 18:22:00

Wall Street investment banks are planning to launch an offering of up to $10 billion in loans for Chrysler LLC's automotive business on Wednesday, according to a report published in the Wall Street Journal.

CNNMoney: Chrysler reshuffling begins: 4 cars shut downupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 13:32:00

It wasn't just jobs that Chrysler LLC cut on Thursday. The automaker knocked out some cars as well.

CNNMoney: Report: More white-collar job cuts at Chryslerupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 08:07:00

Chrysler LLC, fresh off winning millions in cost savings in a deal with the United Auto Workers, is set to cut deeper into its white-collar work force, according to a published report.

Ferrari's new motor sport dealupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 13:47:00

Ferrari is branching out from Formula 1 to back a newer motor sport, A1GP, as CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

CNNMoney: Banged-up Ford next target for UAWupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 16:37:00

General Motors and Chrysler LLC got most of what they wanted from the United Auto Workers, even if it took two blink-of-the-eye strikes to get it.

CNNMoney: Hype alert: The real 'Best new car warranty'updated: Thu Oct 11 2007 09:34:00

Chrysler recently instituted a "lifetime" - yes, your lifetime - powertrain warranty for its Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. If you're shopping for a car and comparing warranty coverage, "lifetime" sounds tough to beat.

CNNMoney: Chrysler strike ends quicklyupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 19:20:00

A strike at Chrysler by the United Auto Workers union ended less than seven hours after it began Wednesday, as the union announced late in the afternoon that it had reached a tentative agreement with the nation's No. 4 automaker.

CNNMoney: UAW reaches tentative deal with Chryslerupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 17:44:00

United Auto Worker's union President Ron Gettelfinger announced today that the UAW has reached a tentative agreement with Chrysler LLC.

CNNMoney: Strike 2: UAW shuts down Chryslerupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 16:30:00

More than 32,000 members of the United Auto Workers union struck Chrysler LLC on Wednesday, after marathon labor talks between the union and the money-losing automaker failed to avert the industry's second strike in two weeks. Chrysler Strike Ends, GM Ratifiedupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 12:00:00

The United Auto Workers union has new contracts with General Motors and Chrysler, and now it will move on to struggling Ford

CNNMoney: Chrysler eyes cutting 1,500 non-union jobsupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 10:35:00

Chrysler, which is in the process of trying to win cut cost in the marathon talks now taking place with the United Auto Workers union, will be looking to cut about 1,500 jobs out of its non-union staff as well.

CNNMoney: UAW starts clock on difficult Chrysler talksupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 17:15:00

When the United Auto Workers gave Chrysler LLC a 72-hour deadline on Sunday, it set the clock ticking on what promise to be difficult negotiations but it did not spark an imminent strike threat, experts said.

CNNMoney: UAW-GM template may not hold, report saysupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 08:45:00

There is reluctance on the part of both union and management negotiators at Ford Motor and Chrysler to have those company's labor deals with the United Auto Workers union follow the pattern set by General Motors, according to a published report. Chrysler Eyes New Global Strategyupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 08:00:00

The car manufacturer synonymous with the U.S market is looking far further afield

Chrysler present at auto showupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 21:44:00

Chrysler's Michael Manley joins CNN to discuss latest models and ideas from the Frankfurt Auto Show.

CNNMoney: Chrysler recalls nearly 300,000 vehiclesupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 04:33:00

Chrysler confirmed Friday that it was recalling nearly 300,000 vehicles because of an error in the braking system.

CNNMoney: Chrysler creates electric vehicle divisionupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 02:15:00

Chrysler has created a new division of the company aimed at creating electric-drive vehicles and related advanced-propulsion technologies.

CNNMoney: At Frankfurt Motor Show carmakers emphasize low emissionsupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 00:09:00

The world's automakers will try to win customers over with more environmentally friendly cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week as they tout new vehicles with hybrid propulsion and more advanced, cleaner engines.

CNNMoney: Chrysler to keep brands, may cut vehiclesupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 02:52:00

Chrysler's new Chairman and CEO Bob Nardelli said Friday he plans to keep the automaker's three brands but could cut some products as he leads the company through a restructuring.

CNNMoney: GM China executive departing for Chryslerupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 22:16:00

Chrysler lured its second high-profile executive in as many days, appointing SAIC Motor's Phil Murtaugh as chief executive of its Asian operations Friday. Toyota Exec Leaves for Chryslerupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 13:00:00

Chrysler pulled off a major coup Thursday, hiring away the highly-regarded Jim Press, Toyota's top North American executive, to run its sales and marketing operations

Fortune: Cerberus' Chrysler bombshellupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 00:14:00

Today's stunning announcement that Chrysler has hired Toyota's top American executive, Jim Press, as president and vice chairman, is a huge coup for the newly-private automaker. Press had elevated Toyota in the U.S. from being just another Japanese automaker to a powerful contender for industry leadership with General Motors. Arguably, Press is the most successful American auto executive since World War II.

CNNMoney: Toyota's Press goes to Chryslerupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:18:00

James Press, the former head of Toyota's North American operations, has been hired by Chrysler. He will share the titles of vice chairman and president with former Chrysler chief executive Tom LaSorda.

CNNMoney: Chrysler seen talking to union over closuresupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 06:29:00

Chrysler is considering divesting divisions, which employ a combined 1,300 union workers, and is negotiating the plan with the United Auto Workers, according to a news report Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Chrysler's restructuring plan not set in stoneupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 01:29:00

Chrysler Group's Vice Chairman and President Tom LaSorda said on Tuesday that the automaker could review its restructuring plan because of weak sales or economic uncertainty.

CNNMoney: Ex-Toyota exec joins Chrysler teamupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 05:10:00

Chrysler LLC named Deborah Wahl Meyer its chief marketing officer on Wednesday. Her appointment is effective August 28. Can Nardelli Fix What Ails Chrysler? updated: Tue Aug 07 2007 16:00:00

The carmaker's new owners hope he can, but he'll have to convince financial skeptics as well as a balky union New Chief Chosen for Chryslerupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 11:00:00

Chrysler's new private owners say they have picked former Home Depot boss Bob Nardelli to head the No. 3 U.S. automaker in its effort to return to financial health

Fortune: Trust Cerberusupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 02:26:00

For a firm adamant about staying low-key, Cerberus has a knack for making attention-getting moves, most recently by maneuvering Bob Nardelli into the top spot at Chrysler. But the much-criticized hire is consistent with the strategy that has made the relatively new Manhattan investment firm a serious rival to Wall Street's buyout kings.

CNNMoney: Chrysler's Nardelli mum on payupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 02:22:00

Robert Nardelli, who was named to head Chrysler LLCMonday by its new owner Cerberus Capital Management, declined to detail his compensation package, but said it would be tied to the automaker's progress in its turnaround.

Fortune: Nardelli is strike one for Chryslerupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 01:43:00

For weeks, Chrysler watchers have been wondering what, exactly, Cerberus would be bringing to its new acquisition. What did the sharp pencil guys in New York know about the auto business that Chrysler's own seasoned American executives - not to mention the Germans at Daimler - didn't?

Fortune: Robert Nardelli named CEO of Chryslerupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 00:37:00

As the deal to sell Chrysler to Cerberus Capital Management finally came to a close on Friday, there was one rather salient fact that slipped under the radar. Robert Nardelli was appointed Chrysler's chairman and chief executive officer upon the deal's completion.

Fortune: Cerberus: Inside the Wall Street power-houseupdated: Sun Aug 05 2007 23:40:00

They're already taking the "Daimler" off the DaimlerChrysler signs at headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. It's happening at the big Fenton, Mo., plants where the company makes pickup trucks and minivans, and at other plants across North America. The new corporate stationery is ready. Chrysler dealers nationwide are sending out invitations, filling balloons with helium, and ordering chicken wings for the parties they're going to throw. The occasion: Chrysler is becoming American again, being bought from its German parent by Cerberus Capital Management, a buyout firm that it's safe to say most of Chrysler's employees, dealers, and customers had never heard of until the agreement was announced a few months ago. Chrysler Could Be Sold to Cerberus Todayupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 11:25:00

A historic deal that places Chrysler Group in the hands of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP was expected to close Friday

CNNMoney: Chrysler is American againupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 02:23:00

Chrysler Group returned to U.S. ownership Friday, just as the troubled automaker and its U.S. rivals are facing make-or-break labor negotiations and American car buyers are increasingly turning away from domestic makers.

CNNMoney: Reports: Bernhard to be Chrysler chairmanupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 21:22:00

Wolfgang Bernhard, who served as chief operating officer of the Chrysler Group before moving over to Volkswagen, will be returning to Chrysler as its chairman after it is sold by DaimlerChrysler, according to published reports.

CNNMoney: Wall Street pulls off a winnerupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 06:04:00

Stocks managed to finish higher in tough session Wednesday on some positive earnings news, while investors shrugged off credit and housing market jitters.

CNNMoney: A wait for Chrysler deal financingupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 00:49:00

In talks important to both Wall Street and Detroit, attempts by Chrysler to tap debt markets for $20 billion needed to finance a private equity buyout of the troubled automaker have run into trouble because of soft investor demand.

CNNMoney: Wilbur Ross: Watch the Chrysler dealupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 22:24:00

Private equity firms have become the titans of Wall Street but the industry that built its reputation on nimble deal making is being put to the test.

CNNMoney: Chrysler pulls SUV ad with electrocuted dogupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 00:52:00

Chrysler Group apologized on Thursday for an advertisement that showed a dog being electrocuted beside its new Dodge Nitro sports utility vehicle.

CNNMoney: Chrysler: Cerberus deal is just about doneupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 23:29:00

Chrysler Group Chief Executive Tom LaSorda said Friday that the closing of a $7.4 billion deal to for the acquisition of a majority interest in the automaker from German parent DaimlerChrysler AG is "very, very close."

CNNMoney: China-made Chryslers by 2010updated: Wed Jul 04 2007 08:50:00

The first made-in-China Chrysler cars, built by local partner Chery Automobile Co., could reach the United States or Europe within 30 months, as ambitious Chinese rivals race to penetrate the world's big auto markets.

CNNMoney: Chrysler, China carmaker said near dealupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 08:21:00

Chrysler Group is set to give final approval to a deal that would have a Chinese automaker build small cars for it to sell in the United States and Western Europe, according to a newspaper report Tuesday.

CNNMoney: EC clears Cerberus to buy Chryslerupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 07:16:00

U.S. buyout firm Cerberus Capital Management won approval from the European Commission on Tuesday to buy U.S. carmaker Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler.

CNNMoney: Chrysler, China carmaker near dealupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 01:29:00

Chrysler is set to announce a deal for China's Chery Motor Co. to build small cars for it to sell in the United States and western Europe, despite growing concern at home about the safety of Chinese-made goods.

CNNMoney: Chrysler recalls over 80,000 Wranglers, Nitrosupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 01:17:00

Chrysler Group said Tuesday it would recall 80,894 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro models from 2007 to eliminate the potential for a brief interruption of electrical power to the instrument cluster and the engine.

Fortune: Detroit's big chillupdated: Fri Jun 29 2007 07:14:00

If turned-off consumers, teed-off union workers and fired-up competitors don't kill off what's left of the U.S. auto industry, then proposed new fuel economy standards may finish the job.

CNNMoney: Chrysler promises new hybrids, better mileageupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 00:31:00

Chrysler Group on Thursday said it would roll out new hybrid vehicles, streamline its cars and trucks and introduce more diesel engines in a bid to improve the fuel economy of its product line-up.

Fortune: Car companies: Congestion on the auction blockupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 16:54:00

As the restructuring of the auto industry continues at a breakneck pace, fabled car brands are going on sale like so many grapefruits in a grocery store.

Fortune: The Cerberus-Chrysler deal reconsideredupdated: Thu May 24 2007 20:28:00

The business world was agog. A bold initiative involving Chrysler had just been announced that was going to reshape the automotive landscape. Global expansion was in the wind. A new business model was being created that would make General Motors and Ford look obsolete. Smart businessmen with loads of capital were taking a fresh look at the auto business and bringing ideas to the table about cutting costs and becoming more competitive. A new day had arrived.

CNNMoney: The UAW's wary dance with Chrysler's buyerupdated: Mon May 14 2007 14:21:00

The most surprising part of the Chrysler sales announcement Monday was the vote of support for the sale of the automaker to Cerberus Capital Management voiced by by Ron Gettelfinger, the president of the United Auto Workers union.

CNNMoney: Nasdaq leads market lowerupdated: Mon May 14 2007 13:21:00

Tech stocks slipped Monday afternoon, dragging down the Nasdaq composite and forcing the Dow industrials to give back bigger gains, as investors retreated after the recent rally.

CNNMoney: Dow gains, Nasdaq wanesupdated: Mon May 14 2007 11:05:00

Blue chips rose and techs dipped Monday as investors welcomed the majority sale of Chrysler to a private equity firm, but showed reluctance after the recent rally and ahead of a slew of big economic reports due later this week.

Fortune: Chrysler's Price: Embarrassingly lowupdated: Mon May 14 2007 11:00:00

Give DaimlerChrysler and Cerberus credit for moving quickly to work out a deal for Chrysler. Auto companies are complicated beasts and letting Chrysler dangle in the wind was in nobody's best interest.

CNNMoney: Autos drive blue chips higherupdated: Mon May 14 2007 10:19:00

Blue chips rose Monday morning as investors welcomed the majority sale of Chrysler to a private equity firm and other deals news, but the tech sector declined, losing momentum after the recent rally.

CNNMoney: Why the M&A boom has legsupdated: Mon May 14 2007 10:03:00

Deals keep coming at a fast and furious pace, and - particularly in light of the Chrysler deal announced Monday - it looks like nothing will put the brakes on the current wave of takeovers anytime soon.

CNNMoney: Stocks rise on dealsupdated: Mon May 14 2007 09:34:00

Stocks gained Monday morning as investors welcomed the majority sale of Chrysler to a private equity firm and other deals news.

Fortune: Detroit's darkest hourupdated: Tue May 01 2007 20:41:00

You don't see any on the streets of Manhattan, but almost everywhere else, the homely pickup truck is America's common carrier. GM, Ford and Chrysler sell more pickups than do they anything else, more than two million a year in good times. In addition to high volume, pickups also produce high profits because they are relatively isolated from foreign competition.

CNNMoney: Chrysler to launch more incentives in Mayupdated: Tue May 01 2007 17:25:00

DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Tuesday it will launch a new incentive program to help get more cars off showroom floors in May. Chrysler, which has been known for aggressive incentive spending during the past year, will launch a program called "Maximize Your Miles."

Fortune: Iacocca: 'They're throwing us to the curb'updated: Wed Apr 25 2007 08:16:00

Lee Iacocca, author of "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?"

Fortune: 'They're throwing us to the curb'updated: Sun Apr 15 2007 21:59:00

Your third book, due out this month, is about the state of American leadership. How is Detroit doing on that score?

Fortune: The Chrysler merry-go-roundupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 11:54:00

Exactly one week ago, Kirk Kerkorian was the flavor of the day. The maverick raider, who'd been on the fringes of the auto industry for a decade, had come from out of nowhere to make a bid of $4.5 billion for Chrysler. Given his record of stirring things up, everyone expected big things from Kerkorian despite his advanced age (he turns 90 in June). But that was last week.

CNNMoney: Chrysler buyout meetings reportedupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 22:50:00

A top DaimlerChrysler official is expected to meet this week with would-be buyers of the Chrysler group - although not with announced bidder Tracinda Corp., the investment company of Kirk Kerkorian, according to a report published online.

Fortune: What would Blackstone do with Chrysler?updated: Mon Apr 02 2007 13:53:00

Many private equity firms like to brag that the operating expertise they bring to their acquisitions can restore a company's health. But if the expected Blackstone bid for DaimlerChrysler's ailing U.S. auto unit is successful, the company seems likely to make a trip to the chop shop.

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