Henry Hagedoorn, general manager of Borough Chrysler Jeep in Wayne, N.J., talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with Chrysler at the dealer level as the automaker seeks to eliminate hundreds of its dealerships.
A bankruptcy judged ruled against a group of Chrysler's creditors who were trying to block the deal with Fiat. The opposition claims the plan is illegal, but Stephen Beard reports it's unlikely anybody else would offer a better one.
Chrysler's sliding into bankruptcy, and General Motors might not be far behind. The automaker recently unveiled a new restructuring plan to turn the company around, but commentator Harley Shaiken says GM's going in the wrong direction.
The CEO of Italian automaker Fiat is in Germany to discuss a possible bid of General Motors' European operations. As John Dimsdale reports, Fiat is taking advantage of the recession to become the world's second largest carmaker.
The Small Business Administration will start making more businesses eligible for government-guaranteed bank loans. The move will have a particularly rewarding impact on car dealers. Mitchell Hartman reports why.
Fresh from agreeing to take over a large chunk of Chrysler, Fiat now wants GM's European divisions as well. The automaker meets today with the German government about a takeover, and Stephen Beard reports the German government may agree.
Before Fiat left the U.S. in the early 1980's, it pitched fuel-efficient cars to the American market. As the automaker prepares a return to the country, it may have better luck selling gas savers this time around. John Dimsdale reports.
The swine flu dominated headlines, but Chrysler was one of the few things to divert attention away from the outbreak. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Fortune's Leigh Gallagher and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon about whether a stronger Chrysler will emerge after bankruptcy.