The Ticker: Trimming Sails, Buying Toys, Saving Cars…

By Chris Ariens 

> Which network executive said, “We’re not going to trim our sails” less than a month before he…trimmed some sails? Click here to find out.

> The Early Show and FAO Schwartz are teaming up for the “Early in Toyland” special, which will broadcast from the world-famous toy store this Saturday. The store happens to be about 40 yards from The Early Show’s studio.

> After their grilling on Capitol Hill, Robert Nardelli, CEO of Chrysler, and Rick Wagoner, CEO of GM, will speak one-on-one with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room. Nardelli also speaks with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo on Closing Bell at 3:45pmET and he’ll be on Fox Business Network and Bloomberg TV in the 4pmET hour.