Chrysler Expected To File For Bankruptcy
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
NPR's business news starts with Chrysler veering towards bankruptcy.
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MONTAGNE: That prospect is edging closer. Several news reports say the U.S. Treasury is preparing for Chrysler to file for Chapter 11 as early as next week. The New York Times reports that the Treasury has an agreement with the auto workers union to protect pensions and retiree health care in the event of a Chrysler bankruptcy. Despite the dire sound of it, a bankruptcy filing would clear the way for Italian car maker Fiat to complete its much-talked-about alliance with Chrysler. Fiat's chief executive is in Washington now. He's also talking about taking over the key European division of General Motors.
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