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Report: Whitacre wants a flagship S-Class rival for Cadillac

Cadillac Sixteen concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Whitacre says GM anticipates offering entire company in IPO

At this point, the only thing we know for sure about the General Motors initial public offering is that it will happen... eventually. With the United States government holding a 61-percent equity stake in the automaker, the political pressure is huge to make a stock sale occur sooner rather than later.

Report: GM to launch compact van in several markets... is it the Chevy Orlando?

2009 Chevrolet Orlando concept - Click above for high-res gallery

C/D: Cadillac to get new range-topping rear-wheel-drive flagship

According to Car and Driver's Jens Meiners, Cadillac is poised to get a new full-size, rear-wheel drive sedan to slot in above the forthcoming XTS – a model that itself will sit above the CTS when it bows to Chris Paukert

Report: Top GM execs awarded millions in stock ahead of IPO

It pays to be an executive for General Motors. Actually, scratch that... it will soon pay to be an executive with General Motors, assuming that the automaker's upcoming Initial Public Offering takes place according to plan. According to our friends at TheDetroitBureau.com, a dozen top officials at the company could be looking at

Autoblog Podcast #181 - Mercury, Ed Whitacre, Gas Tax and Guessing Cops

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Latest GM management shuffle puts Whitacre in charge of product planning

A year after entering bankruptcy protection, the executive shuffling is still ongoing down at General Motors. The latest moves come in the wake of the creation of GM's new venture capital unit, which will be headed up by Jon Laukner, whose previous job was vice president in charge of product planning and program management.

Report: GM considering getting back into auto-lending game

If General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has a personal soundtrack, perhaps it's anything by the group Attack! Attack! While the world waits for news of GM's first real profits, the company head is staking out a potentially huge acquisition, that being the auto financing arm of Ally Bank, which was once GMAC.

Video: Ed Whitacre tells America GM has repaid U.S. loans in new ad

General Motors pays its loans early – Click above to view the video after the jump

GM CEO Whitacre paid for own charter flight to D.C.

Wednesday was a busy day for General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre by anyone's definition. He started the day with a trip to The General's Fairfax plant in Kansas to tell the world that GM was paying off the remaining $5.8 billion in government loans five years ahead of schedule and to announce a Chris Shunk

GM investing $257M in Fairfax and Detroit plants to build next-gen Malibu

We first heard that General Motors might add production of the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu to its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant back in December, and that news has been confirmed today. GM Chairman Ed Whitacre held a press conference this morning at which he announced the automaker had Sam Abuelsamid

Report: GM CEO Whitacre still flies on AT&T jets equipped with golden parachutes

When U.S. domestic automakers were commuting back and forth between Detroit and Washington while begging for government funds in the fall of 2008, a big deal was made of the fact that their CEOs were traveling in private jets instead of driving company vehicles. The backlash from JetGate was substantial, as each automaker quickly ended the use of expensive airfare for corporate travel and sig

No early release of Chevy Volt, would potentially cause too many problems

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: GM CEO could earn $9M per year, ex-CEO Henderson hired as $60k/month consultant

Two different outlets are reporting two seemingly conflicting reports about pay at General Motors, but it's clear regardless of the details that money is in motion at The General. Ed Whitacre, Jr., who doesn't receive any pay as GM's chairman, is waiting on approval from the Treasury pay czar for a $9 million "pay package" for his

REPORT: GM wants next CEO to come from within, Whitacre out in 2-3 years

The more things change, the more... you know what we're trying to say. Just last week, longtime AT&T guru and then interim General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre was able to ditch that pesky 'interim' modifier and became the king of the hill at GM. Of course, that was last week. This week we'r

Autoblog Podcast #163 - Paukert Re-Redux

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BREAKING: Ed Whitacre named permanent CEO at GM, no Saab deal yet

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 instead taking the title of permanent CEO.

Autoblog Podcast #162 - Paukert Redux

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