Plans for lengthy plant shutdowns hint at a turning point in automaker history.
In a rare alignment, most of the world's big economies are expected to shrink.
With biggest job losses since 1974, Obama plans massive public works.
Obama vows action as jobless rate jumps to 6.5 percent.
Both pick mainstream experts, but Obama’s are more interventionist.
Many of the big players who were drawn to alternative energy by tax creditsare now sidelined or kaput.
In all, 22 nations have lowered interest rates since Monday.
Layoffs are at their highest rate since 2003. A leaner holiday season is more likely.