A German solar energy company wants to buy General Motors' Opel unit for $1.25 billion. GM says Opel isn't for sale, but Sam Eaton reports it may just be a matter of time before innovation is delivered from the outside.
Even if the Big Three were to be bailed out, it doesn't mean that customers will come running. Janet Babin reports the issues surrounding auto companies with questionable futures and how the government could help.
The town of Saltillo, Mexico was nicknamed "Little Detroit" for its bustling car manufacturing industry. But declining auto sales have taken their toll on the town's related businesses. Dan Grech reports.
Detroit's car makers will try again to get help from the U.S. financial bailout today. The Big Three claim it would be more beneficial to the U.S. to be bailed out, and Janet Babin explains one bank report backs them up.
The $700 billion bailout isn't just about banks anymore, and automakers are begging for a cut. Kai Ryssdal recaps the week with David Leonhardt of The New York Times and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune magazine.
In a difficult move for European car makers, three big credit insurers in Europe have revoked coverage from auto parts suppliers. Scott Jagow talks to Alisa Roth about the major effect this has for auto makers overseas.