Stories tagged with General Motors

The ghost that will haunt Trump

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 16, 2016 at 10:25am   |   0 Comments

The shadow of Charles Erwin Wilson hovers over Donald Trump.

Top U.S. government contractors are also investors in Russia

By Muckety   |   September 5, 2014 at 1:36pm   |   0 Comments

So far, U.S. sanctions designed to punish Vladimir Putin for his aggression in the Ukraine have targeted Russian individuals and companies.

GM hires Ken Feinberg

By Muckety   |   April 1, 2014 at 2:39pm   |   1 Comments

Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg will advise General Motors on how to respond to claims by people injured or killed in vehicles under recall.

Long ball: from US taxpayers to England’s Premier League

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 31, 2012 at 7:55am   |   0 Comments

While the federal bailout may or may not have saved the the American auto industry, it’s doing wonders for English football.

GM steps up lobby drive

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 17, 2011 at 11:40am   |   0 Comments

Two years after bankruptcy put the brakes on its lobbying activity, General Motors is revitalizing efforts to wield influence in Washington.

Debbie Dingell leaving GM

By Ric Bohy   |   August 12, 2009 at 9:04am   |   0 Comments

Debbie Dingell has been downsized.

Big Ed Whitacre will take reins at GM

By Ric Bohy   |   June 10, 2009 at 8:48am   |   0 Comments

Edward E. Whitacre Jr. will take over as chairman of “the New GM” after it finishes reorganizing under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Roger Penske one of the few heroes left standing in Detroit

By Ric Bohy   |   June 8, 2009 at 7:32am   |   1 Comments

Billionaire Roger Penske, one of few Detroit auto men whose named is still golden, has a tentative deal to buy General Motors’ Saturn brand late this summer or in early fall.

Law firms & advisers will make millions in GM bankruptcy

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 1, 2009 at 9:05am   |   3 Comments

One company’s downfall is another company’s opportunity, particularly if the other company is a law firm.

GM on a path to complicated bankruptcy

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 28, 2009 at 11:07am   |   1 Comments

Chapter 11 proceedings for General Motors won’t go nearly as smoothly as they have for smaller, privately held Chrysler.

GM considers move from Detroit’s Renaissance Center

By Ric Bohy   |   May 14, 2009 at 8:08am   |   0 Comments

When GM CEO Fritz Henderson raised the possibility that the automaker could vacate the Renaissance Center, it raised the threat of both real and symbolic devastation for Detroit.

Edward Montgomery is the new go-to guy for recovery

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 1, 2009 at 10:24am   |   0 Comments

A Harley-riding economist has taken what may be the toughest job on President Obama’s auto task force – helping to rebuild the communities likely to be devastated by the industry’s downsizing.

GM’s Wagoner forced out

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 30, 2009 at 11:23am   |   1 Comments

Only six months ago, General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner celebratied the automaker’s 100th anniversary, saying its mission was to demonstrate it could lead again. Whether or not GM regains that leadership, Wagoner will certainly not.

Feds rescue GMAC despite Ezra Merkin’s leadership

By Carol Eisenberg   |   December 31, 2008 at 10:19am   |   0 Comments

After spending half a lifetime being eclipsed by his famous father, J. Ezra Merkin is getting his 15 minutes of fame.

GM’s Rick Wagoner is in the hot seat

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 18, 2008 at 9:32am   |   0 Comments

Rick Wagoner, a lifelong car guy who has headed General Motors for the past eight years, needs a little respect and a lot of money.

GM discussing merger with Chrysler, Times reports

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 11, 2008 at 10:31am   |   0 Comments

General Motors is weighing a merger with Chrysler, The New York Times reports.

Kleiner Perkins invests in luxury plug-in hybrid maker

By John Decker   |   January 15, 2008 at 3:35pm   |   0 Comments

Fisker Kharma
Fisker Kharma

If you want a sporty performance vehicle but are worried the poor gas mileage will give you bad kharma, Fisker Automotive may have just the answer.

On Monday the California start-up unveiled the Fisker Kharma, which they are billing as the first ever luxury four-door plug-in hybrid. It is being shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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