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    Report: GM, Opel agree to restructuring, clearing the way for German loans
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    To the German government authorities who think General Motors is financially sound enough to pay for Opel's restructuring without loan-guarantee assistance, Opel CEO Nick Reilly says that's not the case. "You need to remember that GM is first of all founded by U.S. taxpayers," Reilly was quoted ...

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    German lawmakers said to oppose Opel loans, argue GM is healthy enough on its own
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    General Motors isn't finished with Opel, but the German government would apparently like to be finished with General Motors. Michael Fuchs, a senior member in Angela Merkel's ruling CDU party, has reportedly declared "The discussion ... about financial aid for Opel must be ended once and for ...

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    Treasury reportedly says GM properly used escrow to repay loans
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    General Motors didn't use another government loan to pay off the much-celebrated $4.7 billion portion of its federal debt. According to a spokesperson with the Treasury Department cited by Bloomberg, the Detroit-based carmaker properly used funds from an escrow account to do the deed. The funds ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #176 - Beijing, Bailout and Bucks (profits, that is)
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    Chris Shunk, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Jonny Lieberman mull over what we just saw at the Beijing Motor Show, the general public's changing opinion of which nations make quality automobiles, General Motors' loan repayment, and ...

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    Report: GM to announce repayment of federal loans in full on Wednesday
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    According to The Detroit News, General Motors will announce that it is fully repaying the federal loans it received last summer from both the United States and Canadian governments. In total, General Motors will have paid back about $6.7 billion ($2 billion of which has already been returned) of ...

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    GM asking Department of Energy for $2.6 billion to build hybrids?
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt
    General Motors released an updated business plan to Congress on Wednesday, and one of the main points of interest surrounds the automaker's request of an additional $2.6 billion for the production of the Chevrolet Volt and two ...

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    UAW wants executive pay to be limited
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    The president of the United Auto Workers union, Ron Gettelfinger, said in a recent CNN interview that U.S. automakers need to tell Congress they will limit corporate pay, bonuses and severance packages in return for more government loans. Gettelfinger also said that the Detroit Three only need the ...

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    GM wants $10 billion in aid from the Feds to buy Chrysler
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    In the latest development of The Incomprehensible Union, General Motors is reportedly asking the U.S. government for $10 billion -- on top of the $25 billion loan approved recently -- to help it merge with Chrysler. The supplemental infusion would give the government, i.e. you and me, a stake in ...

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    GM may use profits from China to float North American operations
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    Big Bob Lutz said that GM declaring bankruptcy is "out of the question." Of course, that was two years ago, when things like a $25 billion government loan would have sounded ludicrous. That was also before the auto industry mess got messier, and in order to stay true to those words today, GM is ...

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    GM to dealers: There's a bonus in it for you if you don't lend them our money
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    General Motors is telling its dealers that there's a shiny nickel or two in it for them if they can sell cars without getting the GMAC finance arm involved. For every sale closed with outside financing, salespeople and managers will each receive $100, with an additional $50 going to someone the ...

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