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The automotive history promises huge job cuts and plant closings.

Meanwhile, the New York Stock Exchange has suspended trading in Delphi's stocks and bonds. The exchange cites low trading levels three days after the auto parts maker filed for bankruptcy protection.

Before the suspension, shares of Delphi had traded at 36 cents per share.

A $7.5 billion insurance deal: Lincoln National will acquire Jefferson-Pilot, creating one of the biggest publicly traded life insurance companies in the U.S.

Would you want a career do-over? A new survey finds most executives say they'd pick a different field.

51% would be highly likely or likely to make a different choice.
24% said maybe.
17% said unlikely and just eight percent said highly unlikely.
88% anticipate making a major career change before retirement.