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How to prepare for holiday travel (and can President-elect Obama help?)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The busiest travel day of the year has come again. Whether you're paying $125 to check your bag, or traveling in the high speed family lane, according to Scott McCartney, this year you’re traveling in a way you’ve never traveled before. The author of The Middle Seat column in the Wall Street Journal, he speaks with The Takeaway about why you might be able to bring your mouthwash in your carry-on sooner than you think, and how incoming president Barack Obama might address the airline industry.
"Fuel prices came down, but then the economy tanked. So they were actually reducing capacity as demand was really dropping off, and for a change they got it right this time."
—Scott McCartney on the airlines

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Will bailout save confidence in Citigroup?

Monday, November 24, 2008

"If Citigroup went down we would be looking at problems in financial sectors just about everywhere."
--Andrew Walker speaking about the future of Citigroup

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Analysis: $20-billion Citigroup rescue

Monday, November 24, 2008

Henny Sender of the Financial Times and Peter Morici of the University of Maryland provide two takes on the U.S. government's plan to inject $20-billion into Citigroup.
"This is what happens when a compensation package drives your business plan."
--Peter Morici on the bailout of Citigroup
"As long as the financial sector is sick, the real economy can not be healthy."
--Henny Sender speaking about the U.S. government's bailout of Citigroup

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The Citigroup rescue plan

Monday, November 24, 2008


"The credit card business is not that attractive to potential buyers. So Citigroup would be stuck with the rubbish, as it were, and all the good stuff is sold off."
--Melanie Bien on the future of Citigroup

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Bank bellwether Citigroup cuts jobs, loses value

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Advertising firms face collapsing economy

Thursday, November 20, 2008

When an economic downturn hits, everyone starts pinching pennies. Advertisers are keenly aware of this fact and quickly start altering their ads to emphasize value, fuel efficiency and economy over taste or style. Cindy Gallop, former chairman of the ad agency BBH now consultant, explains how advertising changes during a recession.

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Autoworkers say Congress plays favorites

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Pension funds down $250 billion in 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Carmakers stare lawmakers, bankruptcy in the face

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"The best way to get them to change the way they do business is have them go into bankruptcy."
--Alex Taylor on U.S. auto makers

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An auto industry briefing for Obama

Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Congress pushing carmaker bailout

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Lobbying frenzy over bailout money

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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DHL job cuts shut down Wilmington, Ohio

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Obama pushes Bush for carmaker aid

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Gov't adds $150B to AIG bailout

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Porsche

Monday, November 10, 2008

"They made eight times more money selling option trades than they did selling cars." — Daniel Schafer, Financial Times

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Auto bailout and jobs

Monday, November 10, 2008

"One job in Detroit will affect seven more in the economy." — Micheline Maynard, The New York Times

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Obama's economic team, car sector woes

Friday, November 07, 2008

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Latin American Economy

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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cars

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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