AP - Reinsurer Munich Re AG said Friday that it barely eked out a profit in the third quarter as its investments were hurt by falling stock markets, forcing the company to abandon its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year.
AIG jumps on report of possible change in loan terms (Reuters)
Reuters - Shares of American International Group advanced 9.6 percent to $2.05 in premarket trade after the Wall Street Journal said federal officials were considering a possible change in the terms of an $85 billion loan to the troubled insurer.
Ford posts $3 billion loss, Toyota shares dive (Reuters)
Reuters - Ford Motor Co posted a $2.98 billion quarterly operating loss and shares in world No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) plunged on Friday after it warned this year's profits would hit a 13-year low.
Chrysler cash drains away as crisis deepens: sources (Reuters)
Reuters - Chrysler LLC is rapidly burning through cash and being driven to prepare for a possible break-up if it can't clinch a merger with General Motors Corp or get government funding needed to ride out the economic crisis, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Stock futures bounce on bargain search; data eyed (Reuters)
Reuters - Stock index futures rose on Friday as a slide of the past two sessions prompted investors to scour the market for beaten-down shares, but trading was cautious before the government's report on October non-farm payrolls.
Sprint posts quarterly loss, customers flee (Reuters)