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When Fiat Met Chrysler

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Toby Barlow

The meetings occurred behind closed doors, there are no transcripts, and we'll never know exactly what transpired, but through the art of simple deduction we can logically piece together a likely scenario of Fiat and Chrysler's discussions.

Chrysler Vultures May Win Too

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

So here's what is next: Chrysler's hedge funds will make money on the deal because the courts will award something.

Fiat To Sign Chrysler Partnership Deal: AP

AP | TOM KRISHER and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — President Barack Obama said he is "very hopeful" that deals can be worked out to keep Chrysler a viable automaker, as negotiations wit...

Fiat Scrambles To Finish Chrysler Deal Ahead Of Deadline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Marchionne, who will present Fiat's first-quarter results Thursday, has just eight days to nail a revised pact with Chrysler and its Cerberus Capital ...

Fiat, GM's Opel In Talks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT — Italian car company Fiat SpA and Canadian car parts maker Magna International Inc. are both interested in a stake of German carmaker...

Brazil's Earth Day Present: A Sustainable Energy Policy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's sustainable energy dividend is the result of generations of trust and cooperation between a strong federal government, parastatal companies and global businesses who have developed the knack of working with them.

Fiat CEO: Chrysler Makes Cuts Or Deal Is Dead

AP | TOM KRISHER and COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — With just 15 days left before the U.S. government pulls the plug on Chrysler, the only man who appears able to save the struggling aut...

Chrysler President: 30 Days Enough For Fiat Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Chrysler President and Vice Chairman Jim Press said Wednesday the government's May 1 deadline for the automaker to complete a deal wi...

AIG v. Detroit - Renegotiating Contracts

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Congress could throw hundreds of billions at GM, Ford and Chrysler -- but how could the results be any different from what we see now?'

Where's the Nano Americano?

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

Being Americans, we long for high-tech silver bullet solutions to our sustainability problems, but the gas-burning Indian version, the Nano is a model of transport simplified.

Fiat CEO Marchionne's Chrysler Rescue Offer

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's auto industry task force met Thursday with representatives of General Motors' bondholders and the chief ...

Obama Opens Chevy Dealership on White House Lawn

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said that all Cabinet members were taking turns running the dealership, and that Vice-President Joe Biden was manning the customer service hotline.

GM, Chrysler Want Billions More

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Incidentally, GM got another $4 billion Tuesday after turning in their plan. Were you ever rewarded that much just for doing your homework?

January Car Sales -- a Final Reckoning Begins in Earnest ?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Until the travel business picks up and businesses in general start replacing their vehicle fleets, Detroit will be outside looking in.

Fiat Says "Buon Giorno!" to Chrysler

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew DeBord

There have been rumblings about Americans being able to buy Fiats and Afla Romeos in Chrysler dealerships, but there've also been reports that Fiats and Alfas being rebadged as Chryslers.

Chrysler, Fiat Sign Alliance Plan

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ROME — Fiat and Chrysler said Tuesday they have agreed to form a strategic alliance that would give the Italian auto empire a 35-percent stake i...

Detroit Has to be Saved

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The de facto Depression underway worldwide will trigger consolidations. Strong will eat weak; cash-rich will eat debt-laden and consumer spending will shrink along with economies.