Ever since 1744, The Baltic Dry Index has measured the strength of the global economy. Jeremy Penn, chief executive of the Baltic Exchange talks about the most important economic indicator you've never heard of.
While President-elect Obama says he does not want the government to run the automakers, his future plans incorporate a lot of government oversite. David Sanger from The New York Times describes the situation.
A bailout of big three automakers is facing tough resistance from many quarters. But some observers say that failing to bail out the auto industry would have catastrophic consequences on the U.S. labor market.
The United Auto Workers Union says it will adapt to tough times in the auto industry by making concessions that may affect members' wages, health care and pensions. The Takeaway talks to Ken Mefford, a third-generation auto worker.