These are the stories we will be covering today:
• We are following the story of the missing Air France flight. We have reports through the day from Andrew Downie in Brazil and Bob Marquand in Paris. Alexandra Marks, who covers aviation from New York, is exploring this question: How in an age when a satellite can see the numbers on your front door and tracking devices can find your dog, can a jumbo jet full of almost 300 people simple disappear into thin air?
• Mark Trumbull is covering the GM bankruptcy. First, he has looked at what lessons the bankruptcy of an icon of American industrial brawn, holds for the whole US economy. Later in the day, he assesses the place of auto jobs in the US economy, and what fewer of them will mean. In addition, Mark Guarino in Michigan reports from communities facing further GM plant closings and can't help but be woebegone – even though many were expecting the worst.