Auto Industry In Turmoil A global financial crisis sends economies nose-diving, leaving worried consumers hesitant to buy. No industry has suffered more during the downturn than automakers. From Detroit to Tokyo, manufacturers are cutting production amid the weakest sales in decades and U.S. automakers are getting federal loans to stay afloat.

Chrysler To Head To Bankruptcy Court

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Chrysler Appears Headed Closer To Bankruptcy

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Auto Ads Decline In Step With Industry Woes

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Michigan City Grieves Pontiac's End Of The Line

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GM To Cut Jobs, Eliminate Pontiac Division

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Autoworker Retraining Program In High Demand

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GM's Shutdown Casts Pall On Auto Part Plants

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Detroit Auto Suppliers Look To Other Industries

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Dealers: Bankruptcy Shouldn't Be An Option For GM

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GM May Force Workers To Take Part Of Summer Off

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GM To Shut U.S. Plants Over Summer

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Cash Or Credit, Car Deals Abound

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Car Deals Abound With Drop In Demand

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