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    Report: Former CEO Whitacre urges Treasury to sell stake in General Motors

    Former General Motors chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre is in the papers today, specifically the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal, espousing a strong belief that the U.S. Treasury should get out of GM's hair as quickly as possible. Whitacre's sentiments come, no doubt, as a response to the ...

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    Report: WSJ: Feds turned down GM request to sell its remaining shares [w/video]

    The Wall Street Journal released a report today, which indicated that the U.S. Treasury Department is unwilling to sell off its stake in General Motors, because to do so now would lead to a very large loss on the investment for the government. GM proposed the buyback plan to the Treasury ...

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    Report: Elon Musk bets Dan Neil $1 million he can get Tesla Model S out on time

    Can a million dollars hold Elon Musks' feet to the fire? That's the value of a bet that Wall Street Journal auto journalist and all-around interesting guy Dan Neil and the Tesla Motors CEO reportedly have going over the release of the upcoming Model S. According to Green Car Reports, the bet ...

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    Report: WSJ looks at who the auto bailouts really left behind

    According to The Wall Street Journal, Chrysler's post-bailout restructuring allowed it to effectively erase any responsibility for car accident victims. Two years after the $12.5-billion auto industry bailouts, families like the one Vicki Denton left behind are stuck between a rock and a hard ...

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    Unlikely Ire: Dan Neil excoriates 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

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    When we look at the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder rap sheet, it's hard not go get a bit excited. It looks seriously terrific, it weighs but 2,811 pounds, and it packs 320 mid-mounted ponies. Good stuff. When we spent some ...

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    Followup: Toyota 'strongly objects' to NHTSA allegations it planted story in WSJ

    Toyota has officially spoken out against allegations that it planted a story in The Wall Street Journal that attributed the majority of the company's unintended acceleration woes to driver error rather than entrapped floor mats or faulty software. The Japanese company's American arm emailed a ...

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    BREAKING: WSJ says crash data points to pedal misapplication in Toyota sudden acceleration cases

    After receiving more than 3,000 reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation has concluded that driver error was actually at fault. According to The Wall Street Journal, investigators analyzing different data recorders from Toyota vehicles found that at ...

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    WSJ brings to light dirty practice of auto awards fees

    The free press? It ain't so free. It's no secret that most publications face rising costs and declining revenues, both of which combine to create bottom lines that would shiver even cash-strapped Chrysler's timbers. So it should come as no real surprise that Consumers Digest makes manufacturers pay ...

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    Pulitzer winner Dan Neil reportedly leaves Los Angeles Times for Wall Street Journal

    Dan Neil, an automotive journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2004 for his weekly column Rumble Seat in the Los Angeles Times, is reportedly leaving his job in Los Angeles to serve as the automotive columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Perhaps it bears mentioning that the LA ...

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    REPORT: GM may let dealers sell remaining "non-core" vehicles as used with big discounts

    You've seen the dealer commercials before. "Now is the time to buy.... year end sale!" Well, if you want the Pontiac or Saturn of your dreams, this really is the best ever time to deal because it's literally the last chance to get a new vehicle from these brands. The Wall Street Journal reports ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #135

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    Episode #135 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. Chris, Sam and Dan took time out to chat about GM's fast-moving reorganization, Smart's dubious $99/month deal, raising gas taxes as a better way to increase fuel economy, and Shunk's ...

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    EDITORIAL: Attention Wall Street Journal - Ford does not use Toyota's hybrid system!

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    In a recent op-ed piece published in The Wall Street Journal, Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute starts by making a few decent points about fuel taxation and fuel economy rules. Unfortunately, he undermines himself with some ...

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    Does Washington's GMAC bailout hurt Ford?

    The Wall Street Journal puts forth the case that the government's $5 billion lifeline to GMAC has given GMAC a competitive advantage compared to its rivals. After the taxpayer cash was received, GMAC dropped the required credit score to get a loan and began offering 0% financing on several models, ...

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    Toyota poised to build plant number eight in US

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Toyota is in the process of scouting locations and performing feasibility studies on opening another plant in the U.S.The addition of another manufacturing center within the States would make the total number of ToMoCo plants rise to eight, further shoring ...

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    Ford: bankruptcy "not an option"

    The day after Standard & Poor's cut Ford Motor's debt rating deeper into the junk category, Bill Ford was quoted Thursday as saying that the company has no plans to seek bankruptcy protection, saying "it's not an option" in a Wall Street Journal interview.S&P justified its latest ratings ...

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    Toyota's North American CEO sued for sexual harrassment

    Hideaki Otaka, Toyota's North American president and CEO stands accused of sexual harrassment. His 42-year-old assistant, Sayaka Kobayashi filed a lawsuit late Monday in the New York Supreme Court against Otaka, 65, along with Toyota Motor and Toyota North America itself, etc. Kobayashi is seeking ...

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    GM dealers stand by Wagoner

    "Stand by your man" might be an appropriate theme song for General Motors these days. Just a few days after GM's board of directors expressed their support of CEO Rick Wagoner, GM dealers have come out to say that they, too, support the company's big cheese, taking out a full ...


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