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    GM will increase Volt production by 50% - to 45,000 units - in 2012
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    President Obama toured the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the automaker will build (can we say "is building" yet?) the Chevrolet Volt today, and as any good PR person will surely agree, you can't let an opportunity like that go by without making an announcement of some sort. ...

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    White House: Auto bailout worked, but we'll still lose money
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    One year ago, the U.S. auto industry was at the weakest point in its history. To make matters worse for the both the industry and the Obama Administration, the majority of Americans wanted nothing to do with a bailout, having just undertaken an even pricier propping up of the country's lending ...

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    Rattner: Auto bailout saved Michigan from bankruptcy
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    Without the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, the U.S. auto industry would likely have two fewer domestic automakers and hundreds of thousands of high paying jobs would be history. The Detroit News reports that ex auto task force chief Steve Rattner recently told an audience at a ...

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    Obama announces Chrysler bankruptcy, deal with Fiat; Nardelli out soon *UPDATED
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    President Obama has just concluded a televised press conference where he announced that Chrysler will indeed head into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings almost immediately. As part of the same announcement, he noted that the Auburn Hills automaker has reached terms with Fiat and will be headed into ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #124
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    Chris, Sam and Dan kick it again for Episode #124 of the Autoblog Podcast. This time, we touch on Toyota's competitive Prius price posturing, the Shanghai Motor Show, where Chinese automakers are finding their design footing, and ...

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    Ford counting on the "B" word to score conquest sales
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    Is that 'B' as in bankruptcy or 'B' as in bailout? Probably 'B' as in both. Regardless of the buzzword you choose to slap on the respective situations General Motors and Chrysler find themselves in, it's not good, and Ford realizes this fact just as clearly as the rest of us. In response, the Blue ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #121
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    We reluctantly skipped last week's podcast, so it's only appropriate we're back with a vengeance this week. Alex Nunez makes a rare appearance, joining Chris and Dan, and bringing rapier wit and incisive analysis to the podcast ...

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    Gov't rejects automaker restructuring plans, new deadlines set
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    President Obama has just finished his press conference on the government's determination of the viability of General Motors and Chrysler, and the gist is that both automakers have failed to convince the feds that their business plans deserve further investment. Obama and his task force will give GM ...

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    REPORT: UAW backs Chrysler-Fiat partnership
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    According to The Detroit News, the United Auto Workers is giving its blessings to a potential Chrysler-Fiat tie-up. Chrysler honcho Bob Nardelli earlier pegged the possible union as a $10 billion bonanza for Chrysler, since the Pentastar would save money on developing a range of platforms, engines, ...

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    REPORT: GM bondholders could still spur Chrysler merger
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    It's the General Motors and Chrysler merger saga, take three. A few months ago, GM said "No can do" to the union, taking off its ring and walking out of church. Now GM's bondholders may be contemplating a shotgun wedding, forcing The General back to the altar over the debt-equity swap the automaker ...

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    Chrysler Canada gets slapped with $500 million tax bill
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    Just as Chrysler tries to hammer out a cash deal with Ottawa and Ontario for at least a billion dollars, the automaker's Canadian branch has been hit with a half-billion dollar tax reassessment. The Canada Revenue Agency has been trying to collect tax payments from Chrysler for years, after the ...

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    Chrysler gets first $4 billion from government
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    Two days after General Motors got its first installment of cash from the Treasury Department, Chrysler also closed on its loan. On Friday, Chrysler received a transfer of $4 billion to help tide it over while management tries to find a way to right the ship. CEO Bob Nardelli acknowledged the ...

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    Chrysler plan to Congress requires $7 billion in loans to ward off death
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    We've already seen GM and Ford issue their pleas for government loans, and now it's Chrysler's turn. The only privately-owned automaker of the three released a 13-page document outlining the aid it seeks from the Feds and how it plans on spending our hard-earned cash. If you want to read the full ...

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    Chrysler could be broke by New Year's, Nardelli would work for $1
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    Chrysler still makes cars? Apparently so, and CEO Bob Nardelli was on Capitol Hill yesterday with his colleagues from Ford and General Motors, warning that the Pentastar is in serious danger of exhausting its reserves by early 2009. Chrysler's share of the $25 billion in aid the automakers are ...

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    Senator calls for 50-mpg mandate for Detroit to receive aid
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    "Thick and fast." That's the phrase that describes the opinions, pleas, advice, denunciations, and WTF? going on around the U.S. auto industry right now. Enter Congress, which is trying to figure out how to give Detroit automakers the $25 billion they were promised a few months ago. Congressmen are ...

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    McCain has no plans for Detroit bailout
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    Back in the late seventies and into early eighties, Chrysler had gotten itself into such horrid financial shape that the U.S. government decided to step in and fix the situation itself. Considering the sorry state of affairs that all three of the Detroit automakers find themselves in today, some ...

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