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It appears that outgoing Opel chief Carl-Peter Forster may have already lined up a new gig for himself. According to The Times of London, Forster will become an employee of Tata Motors and take the top job at Jaguar-Land Rover. If this appointment comes through, it will be something of a homecoming for Forster who was born and raised in London. Additionally, Forster also ran production at BMW when it owned the late Rover Group.

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German magazine Der Spiegel is reporting this morning that Opel President Carl-Peter Forster has resigned from General Motors following the board's decision to kill the sale of a majority stake to Magna International. Apparently, Forster was disgusted at the way that GM officials handled the whole process. Over the past several months, GM went back-and-forth, first agreeing to sell to Magna, then opting for another bid before returning to Magna, only to finally kill the deal altogether and keep

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Neil Winton, a columnist for the Detroit News' Auto Insider, wrote a piece arguing that we should leave automakers alone and let market forces determine the outcome of emissions and global warming. He states his case in a clever way by not actually stating it at all. He paints the media, environmentalists and left-leaning politicians as emotional opportunists and leaves the rest of his argument to the quoted words of a high-level automotive executive and two automotive experts.

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