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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: Man intentionally rams into GM's Detroit headquarters with his Chevy
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    Police in Detroit are investigating why a man intentionally drove his Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the revolving doors of the Renaissance Center over the weekend. Witnesses say the man, dressed all in black, lined up his late-model coupe and planted his foot on the accelerator. The car crashed into ...

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    Report: New book says Jimmy Hoffa buried beneath GM headquarters
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    If you're looking for the bones of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, you may need look no further than the General Motors headquarters. According to a new book by Hoffa's former driver and mob goon Marvin Elkind, Hoffa's corpse rests below the cement foundation of the Renaissance Center. Elkind ...

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    Report: Lit Up: GM RenCen wants more LED signs
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    General Motors is looking to deck the Renaissance Center in more LED lighting, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The manufacturer has already installed one ring of the colored lights at the top of its tower and has petitioned the City of Detroit to allow the building to be fitted ...

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    GM to fill Detroit, RenCen headquarters, with electric vehicle chargers
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt plugs in at the RenCen – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's a good idea, General Motors placing EV charging outlets free to the public outside its Renaissance Center Headquarters. Two stations are already operable in front of the RenCen, and there are over 100 ...

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    Report: Rattner bio reveals Obama Administration wanted Ghosn to run GM
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    Steven Rattner, former automotive adviser to President Barack Obama, has just written a juicy account of last year's automotive bailout, complete with insights on the coming and goings of CEOs, courting foreign saviors and the General Motors plan to abandon its Renaissance Center headquarters. In ...

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    BREAKING: Ed Whitacre named permanent CEO at GM, no Saab deal yet
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    While early rumors suggested that this morning's surprise news conference at General Motors' Renaissance Center might be to confirm the sale of Saab to Spyker, the big news emanating from the company's Detroit headquarters is that Ed Whitacre Jr. is scrubbing 'interim' from his door plaque and ...

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    REPORT: 'Tea Party' demonstrators to picket at Detroit Auto Show
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    On Monday, the Tea Party is coming to Detroit and crumpets are not on the docket (*rimshot*). The traveling band of disgruntled Americans is heading over to General Motors' Renaissance Center between 9:30 AM and noon to protest against the fed's stake in GM and Chrysler. The protest is ...

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    Saab owners gather in wintery Detroit, urge GM to sell brand
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    Sell Saab Rally in Detroit – Click above for high-res gallery
    Popular wisdom would hold that about the only people willing to show up in sub-zero, slate-gray Detroit for a last-minute rally to advocate for Saab's sale would be stereotypical brand diehards – grizzled old-timers with ...

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    REPORT: Michigan gives GM tax break but automaker to still halve staff at RenCen
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    There are roughly 4,000 GM employees working at the company's Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit. During the restructuring, GM has been working out how many employees to let go and where to put the remainder, and that, for the state of Michigan, meant another few thousand workers ...

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    GM's RenCen headquarters in Detroit 'at risk' without tax credits?
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    According to The Detroit News, General Motors has gone on record as suggesting that without state tax credits designed to keep 2,500 employees ensconced at its Detroit Renaissance Center headquarters, the automaker could pull out of Motown's skyline and into the suburbs and surrounding areas. ...

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    Michael Moore screens new film Capitalism: A Love Story at GM RenCen [w/VIDEO]
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    As Michael Moore Tweeted, "Here's a video of my first official visit inside General Motors headquarters." For you youngsters out there, before Michael Moore made Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 911, and Sicko, twenty years ago, he made a little film called Roger & Me. That film, Moore's ...

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    Warren, MI mayor offers GM deal to move headquarters, Detroit officials counter
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    Earlier this month, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson said in reference to the possibility that the automaker may move its headquarters from Detroit: "We're looking at, frankly, everything within our business, but it's not like we have that queued up at the top of our list. We don't have any such ...

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    Will GM consider moving its headquarters out of Detroit? [w/POLL]
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    Yesterday's media question-and-answer session with General Motors' CEO Fritz Henderson didn't reveal much in the way of actual news, but at least one question raised a few eyebrows: "Is GM considering moving its corporate headquarters?"While that's an unlikely scenario, Henderson stopped short of ...

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    Buy high, sell low: GM may unload RenCen for the cash
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    One thing's for sure, General Motors is not very good at playing the real estate market. Last May the world's biggest automaker finally bought its world headquarters in downtown Detroit called the Renaissance Center for the sum of $626 million. It had initially bought into the complex of seven ...

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    GM quits renting, buys headquarters for $626 million
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    One upside to a faltering real estate market is a plethora of good buys on property. General Motors took advantage of that fact by purchasing its Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit for $626 million in cash. For another $200 million it picked up a couple of office buildings in Pontiac, too. ...

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