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    Followup: GM receives second gov't loan installment of $5.4 billion
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    Cue the angels! General Motors reports that it has received the second installment of the $13.4 billion government loan that it was promised by former President Bush late last month. Sure, it may have arrived a few days late, leading GM's coffer-keepers to anxiously check their mailboxes every few ...

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    REPORT: Dealers say bailout hasn't made for more GMAC loans
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    Show me the money. With apologies to Cuba Gooding Jr., that is exactly what many General Motors dealers are saying to GMAC Financial Services. Despite being given $5 billion from the U.S. Government last month, GMAC apparently hasn't loosened its purse strings enough for dealers' likings. Some, in ...

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    Federal loan conditions: UAW can't strike against GM
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    Now that we've made it through the bailout hearings and the deal between GM and the U.S. Government has been settled (for now), we can start taking a closer look at the details. Oh, here's one: the Feds added one crucial condition to the GM bridge loans, and it was aimed squarely at the unions: no ...

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    Opinion: What should happen to Saturn, Vauxhall and Opel during GM's reorganization?
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    Amidst all the recent bailout talk, one question being asked is what role GM's Opel division will serve in a new-and-hopefully-improved General Motors. More succinctly, will Vauxhall and Saturn soldier on unchanged or will they simply fade into automotive landscape? Automotive News seems to think ...

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    Goodbye-amino? Pontiac could kill G8 ST; become one-car brand
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 ST
    It's been a bad month for Pontiac fans. While begging for money from Congress, GM mentioned its intentions to sacrifice the brand to aid the General's recovery and get a few billion from the feds in the process. Now comes word that GM may ...

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    GM may rebuild Saturn rather than kill it
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    When it comes to Saturn, General Motors is a little stuck. The plucky brand that promised something different and then turned into much the same hasn't seen critical acclaim or profitability for more than ten years. GM has halted funding for new Saturn products, and its plan to Congress indicated ...

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    GM asks Congress to kickstart its heart with ambitious plan
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    General Motors has just revealed the plan it has submitted to Congress today, and the details show just how far the largest U.S. automaker is willing to go in order to secure bridge loans from the federal government. The plan includes selling Saab, possibly killing Saturn and scaling back Pontiac, ...

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    GM jets: No tracking for you!
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    GM has seven planes (four of them are for sale), and one of them was recently and infamously used for a brief sojourn to Washington for head honcho Rick Wagoner. When the public found out about it, well, let's just say the polling numbers weren't exactly favorable. For reasons that might or might ...

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    Would GM shed Saab, Saturn and Pontiac to secure gov't aid?
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    When ants need to cross some dangerous span in order to get to the thing they want, certain ants in the colony will sacrifice themselves to build a bridge that other ants can cross. That's how you get the honey. In GM's case, the honey is a $12 billion government lifeline. The dangerous span is, ...

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    The Detroit 3's problem is really... "vehicle density"?
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    There have been so many different arguments for why The Detroit 3 should or shouldn't get a bailout that we could make a casserole out of them. One argument against a bailout -- or at least, a reason for the futility of a bailout -- that we don't recall hearing yet is "vehicle density." The ...

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    Quoth Mitt Romney in the NYT: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt"
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    Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor, former entrant in the marathon to win the White House, and current automotive industry expert (who knew?) had a few things to say in the New York Times today on the potential auto industry bailout. The opening paragraph says it all: "IF General Motors, ...

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    The Skinny: Automaker aid from the Feds
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    So here's a breakdown of what's going on in Congress concerning federal aid for U.S. automakers. A Senate bill expected to be voted on this Thursday would expedite funds for Ford, GM and Chrysler so that they could actually get the cash they need within 22 days after the bill becomes law -- should ...

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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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    Calling for GM bailout may cost Wagoner his job
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    General Motors' CEO, Rick Wagoner, who's been manning the helm for the last eight years and a part of its staff since 1977, has taken some heat for asking the Feds for a bailout. A possible condition for those funds may be the symbolic sacrificial death of its current leader, according to a slew of ...

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