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We haven't heard much from Bob Nardelli since he and his Cerberus buddies rode off into the sunset last year in the wake of the Chrysler bankruptcy. Having proved pretty conclusively that he and his team were incapable of running a large automotive enterprise, Nardelli has apparently managed to climb back on the horse to try again at a slightly smaller enterprise, albeit in a different industry.

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There are some things about which you never want to misspeak. Your wife's birthday, your child's age and we can now add plant closings to that list. On the day Chrysler LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, CEO Robert Nardelli was on the phone with Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and the state's congressional delegates. During the call, Nardelli was asked if the state's plant in Kenosha that employs 800 people would remain open. The outgoing Chrysler CEO (as soon as this whole bankruptcy thing gets clea

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In an email to employees, Chrysler Corp. CEO Bob Nardelli has valued his company's potential partnership with Fiat at around $10 billion. That number is comprised of things like the cost of developing new vehicles that Chrysler would incur on its own, but should pocket in a tie-up with Fiat, which would provide the Auburn Hills-based automaker with ready made small cars to sell. Selling Chrysler-badged Fiats in the U.S. would not only save Chrysler money, it would also save years of development

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Chrysler LLC CEO Bob Nardelli learned the hard way recently that you never, ever use the term "bankruptcy" in any context whatsoever when in polite company. In a meeting with employees earlier this month, Nardelli was asked if the automaker was bankrupt, to which he replied, "Technically, no. Operationally, yes. The only thing that keeps us from going into bankruptcy is the $10 billion investors entrusted us with." He later confirmed making the comment, adding that he meant to "convey a sense of

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Chrysler Chief Executive Robert Nardelli tells a grim tale for the automaker's 2007 financial report. He has informed employees that the company is barreling towards a substantial loss this year. Bankruptcy would be imminent without $10 billion recently received from investors during the Cerberus acquisition. The company is in dire need of increased cash holdings. Nardelli hopes to sell off $1 billon in assets, composed partially of old plants and land, to generate more funds. The Chief Executiv

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That Wolfgang rumor? It appears that we can file it under "not accurate." The new chief executive of Chrysler LLC will not be the former wunderkind. Instead, former Home Depot CEO Robert Nardelli will assume the top spot in Auburn Hills, according to reports in both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Chosen by Cerberus because of his turnaround expertise, Nardelli will reportedly receive a performance-based compensation package, i.e. if the company doesn't show improvement, he won't be

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