The U.S. Treasury Department, already working with GM on bankruptcy plans, has now directed Chrysler to prepare a filing by next week. Both automakers are currently being kept afloat with government backing as the Obama administration struggles to redesign the American car model. Ford, the only Detroit hold-out, narrowly beat its forecast this last quarter despite lower sales. Meanwhile, the threat of a government takeover of the auto industry has some pension experts warning of lowered benefits for retired workers. We'll get the latest from Detroit.
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
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