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    Read This: Bob Lutz pokes fun at Ed Whitacre's GM memoir
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    Any time Bob Lutz gets hired on for a gig putting pen to paper, we're for it. Case in hilarious point is this book review Lutz has penned for the readers of Forbes, wherein Maximum Bob gives good quote after good quote about Ed Whitacre's American Turnaround. Whitacre's book, you'll remember, ...

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    Review: American Turnaround
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    Ed Whitacre's Postcard From The Auto Bailout Ed Whitacre freely admits "I knew nothing about cars. Zero." Which made the out-of-the-blue phonecall from Steven Rattner all the more strange. But he does know management, and that's why Team Auto reached out, because General Motors management was all ...

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    Report: Read an excerpt from Whitacre's book about how he fired Henderson and why Akerson got the job
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    It is probably best just to play this down the middle and let you read the excerpt from American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA by Ed Whitacre. The author, you'll remember, was the former AT&T CEO who came out of retirement to take the position of ...

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    Report: Former CEO Whitacre says he blocked GM move out of Detroit
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    Former General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has served up a few revelations about his time at the automaker in his new memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA. Among the choice tidbits is word that in August of 2009, Whitacre says he blocked a plan ...

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    Report: Former CEO Whitacre urges Treasury to sell stake in General Motors
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    Former General Motors chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre is in the papers today, specifically the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal, espousing a strong belief that the U.S. Treasury should get out of GM's hair as quickly as possible. Whitacre's sentiments come, no doubt, as a response to the ...

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    Followup: GM officials take issue with Whitacre's IPO share price estimates
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    It was only last week when Reuters reported that Ed Whitacre, Jr. told the media that General Motors IPO shares would "likely to be priced between $20 and $25 in the initial public offering by the automaker in November." GM didn't respond immediately, but now, like a judge giving instructions to ...

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    Report: Whitacre suggests GM IPO shares will be $20-$25
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    General Motors chairman Ed Whitacre is readying the world for GM's Initial Public Offering. The IPO is slated to happen next month and Whitacre has reportedly said that he expects shares to be priced between $20 and $25. That price will likely be achieved via a stock split, with sources saying GM ...

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    GM CEO Swap: Dan Akerson to replace Ed Whitacre on Sept. 1
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    During a conference call to discuss General Motors' second quarter earnings, Ed Whitacre announced that he will be stepping down from the position of CEO effective September 1st, and that his title of Chairman of the Board will terminate at the end of 2010. Whitacre will be replaced by Dan ...

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    Report: Whitacre wants a flagship S-Class rival for Cadillac
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    Cadillac Sixteen concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There was a time, not so long ago, that if you wanted a proper fullsize luxury sedan (short of a Bentley or Rolls-Royce, at least), your choices were "largely" limited to the German three: the BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and ...

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    Report: Whitacre says GM anticipates offering entire company in IPO
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    At this point, the only thing we know for sure about the General Motors initial public offering is that it will happen... eventually. With the United States government holding a 61-percent equity stake in the automaker, the political pressure is huge to make a stock sale occur sooner rather than ...

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    GM reportedly pondering new small truck, return to minivans
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    Chevrolet mid-size pickup patent drawing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre was apparently quite chatty during his visit to the Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, MI this week. In addition to his comments about possibly selling all of GM's ...

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    Report: GM to launch compact van in several markets... is it the Chevy Orlando?
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    2009 Chevrolet Orlando concept - Click above for high-res gallery
    During a marathon presentation on Tuesday, General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens showed off slides of a new family van based on the company's compact car platform. The van and other vehicles were shown as part of the session ...

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    C/D: Cadillac to get new range-topping rear-wheel-drive flagship
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    According to Car and Driver's Jens Meiners, Cadillac is poised to get a new full-size, rear-wheel drive sedan to slot in above the forthcoming XTS – a model that itself will sit above the CTS when it bows to serve as a combined replacement for the STS and DTS. To hear C/D's moles tell it, ...

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    Report: Top GM execs awarded millions in stock ahead of IPO
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    It pays to be an executive for General Motors. Actually, scratch that... it will soon pay to be an executive with General Motors, assuming that the automaker's upcoming Initial Public Offering takes place according to plan. According to our friends at TheDetroitBureau.com, a dozen top officials at ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #181 - Mercury, Ed Whitacre, Gas Tax and Guessing Cops
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    Thanks for your your questions for Episode #181 of the Autoblog Podcast. This week,Chris, Sam, Dan and Alex take them on. News topics we cover are a little more on the shuttering of Mercury, Ed Whitacre's management bushwacking at ...

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    Latest GM management shuffle puts Whitacre in charge of product planning
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    A year after entering bankruptcy protection, the executive shuffling is still ongoing down at General Motors. The latest moves come in the wake of the creation of GM's new venture capital unit, which will be headed up by Jon Laukner, whose previous job was vice president in charge of product ...

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    Report: GM considering getting back into auto-lending game
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    If General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has a personal soundtrack, perhaps it's anything by the group Attack! Attack! While the world waits for news of GM's first real profits, the company head is staking out a potentially huge acquisition, that being the auto financing arm of Ally Bank, which was once ...

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    Video: Ed Whitacre tells America GM has repaid U.S. loans in new ad
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    General Motors pays its loans early – Click above to view the video after the jump
    It didn't take long for General Motors to turn out an ad boasting the fact that the company was able to pay back its federal loans five years ahead of schedule. The company has rolled out a new spot featuring ...

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    GM CEO Whitacre paid for own charter flight to D.C.
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    Wednesday was a busy day for General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre by anyone's definition. He started the day with a trip to The General's Fairfax plant in Kansas to tell the world that GM was paying off the remaining $5.8 billion in government loans five years ahead of schedule and to announce a $257 ...

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    GM investing $257M in Fairfax and Detroit plants to build next-gen Malibu
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    We first heard that General Motors might add production of the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu to its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant back in December, and that news has been confirmed today. GM Chairman Ed Whitacre held a press conference this morning at which he announced the automaker had ...

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