by Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
There were no illusions that the remaking of the American auto industry would be without pain. Still, today's confirmation by General Motors that it is cutting loose 1,600 retail dealers is sending shockwaves through many communities today. Coupled with a similar announcement by Chrysler yesterday, 100,000 auto industry jobs are now in jeopardy.
We're covering the impact of that, along with another bit of shocking, but perhaps not entirely unexpected, news about the spread of swine flu in this country, and why it may be with us for quite some time.
I will be in for Brian this evening and hope to see you later for NBC Nightly News.