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.
Chief executives from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are on Capitol Hill desperately seeking federal loans. What would happen if lawmakers said no? Jeff Tyler reports on the issues facing the companies as they fight for their lives.
The auto industry wants a lot from Congress, from a cash infusion to help with the GM-Chrysler merger. Steve Chiotakis talks to Steve Henn in Washington, where auto execs are meeting with House leaders.
Tremendous economic problems await the new president, from the deficit to unemployment. To find out what President Obama's to-do list is going to look like, we're joined by Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.