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    Report: Treasury needs GM stock to be worth $95.51 to break even
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    Special Inspector General Christy Romero has delivered another report to Congress on the state of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) up to June 6 of this year, assessing numbers to the US Treasury's remaining stake in General Motors. After stock sales in February and another a few months ...

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    Report: Treasury to begin selling off more GM stock
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    Reuters reports that earlier this week the US Treasury announced the sale of another tranche of General Motors stock. It didn't say how many of the 241.7 million shares it holds in the automaker it would sell, nor exactly when – the discretion apparently intended to keep hedge funds from ...

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    Report: Treasury says auto bailout tally drops to $20.3 billion
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    In December, the US Treasury announced that it was going to sell all of its shares in General Motors within 12 to 15 months. The first tranche of the 500-million total shares was purchased by GM, which took 200 million of them at $27.50 per share. That price represents an eight-percent premium ...

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    Report: Ailing Peugeot writes-down over $5.5B in assets
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    As Europe's economy continues to suffer, so do automakers. One of the latest pieces of bad news comes from French carmaker Peugeot which says it will write down its assets by $5.53 billion. The figure represents almost 29-percent of the company's property, valued at $19.4 billion in June. Peugeot ...

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    Report: Morgan Stanley says GM should bail on Opel
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    General Motors should walk away from its European brand and settle its losses, one financial institution said this week in a report. Morgan Stanley analysts said Thursday that Opel has cost GM $10 billion to $20 billion over the past three years, and if GM keeps the brand, it will cost it up to ...

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    Report: Car dealerships selling more cars per store than ever before
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    A consulting firm has boosted its auto sales estimate for 2012 to 14.3 million vehicles, but the big news is that, in aggregate, dealers are again making money selling cars. Bloomberg reports that annual sales per dealer will jump to 805 vehicles according to Urban Science. That would be a new ...

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    GMAC dramatically cut back on leases in September
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    Leasing is down industry-wide by about 50% from 2007 levels, but General Motors' captive credit arm took an even bigger bite out of its vehicle leasing in September. GMAC leased only 2% of all GM products in September, and the decision to do so had everything to do with the recent events of the ...

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