Didn’t I just say this yesterday? When times are tough, people stand together, or they fall apart (yes, that was twee, but I’ve only had one cup of coffee so far today).

Anyhow, word on the Street (that would be Wall Street, not the famed Arab Street) is that GM and Chrysler are talking about hooking up, which would make Detroit’s Big Three the Big Two (I am blatantly avoiding the poop joke). This is why I wish I had the dough yesterday to grab up some lowly GM stock.

While it sounds like a big deal, and it will be on paper, it seems that this whole time they were already pretty much the same company, anyway.

Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that owns 80.1 per cent of Chrysler and 51 per cent of GMAC Financial Services, proposed trading Chrysler’s automotive operations to GM.

Keep your eyes peeled for Cerberus Motors.