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Cash for Clunkers: Success?

This is a follow up post to the Cash for clunkers, otherwise known as Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) posted July 23,2009. Cash for clunkers program was expected to last till November 1,2009 with the $1 billion fund they received from the government. However, the program seems to have been mor...

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Tags: Bailout, Class, Economy, Emissions, Gm stakeholders, Policy, Transportation
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GMs Last Defender of Business as Usual

As I have mentioned to many, I have spent a little bit of time since we launched the GM Virtual Stockholders Meeting http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/GM-Virtual-Stockholders-Meeting/129954779615?ref=ts on General Motors own fan page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/generalmo...

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Tags: Cars, Global warming, Gm stakeholders
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GM's steady rate of decline

The New York Times has done a special report on GM's rise to power and unfortunate downfall. The icon of United States capitalism had to beg for government bailout money to save the failing company. A car dealer described GM as "a debtor in possession under Chapter 11." The article says: "The co...

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Lessons learned from UK Bailout?

British business secretary Lord Mandelson announced Britain's failing auto industry will receive £2.3bn from the government and European commission as an incentive to revert to a sustainable auto industry and reduce carbon emissions and conserve energy consumption. Lord Mandelson said, "The step...

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How Would You Fix GM? Chicagoans respond

This interview team from Cars.com took to the streets of Chicago to ask the new part owners of GM what their company should do to catch up with the times. The environment, fuel efficiency, and the economy figure in many of the responses. Some of the answers were serious, some of them weren't, tho...

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Tags: Bailout, Chicago, General motors, Gm stakeholders, Green cars
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A short history of General Motors

Here is a short history of General Motors from the Associated Press. It's titled "General Motors, 1908-2009" because their position is that GM as we know it is no more. This is actually portrayed as a hopeful proposition, one that leaves room for new ways of producing vehicles.

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Tags: Auto, General motors, Gm stakeholders
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Give GM a Piece of Your Mind--We Did.

Many of us in the US and Canada are upset over the General Motors (GM) bailout. Some wish it never happened and others are peeved by the way it was constructed. But the fact remains that the citizens in the US and Canada own 72 percent of the remaining company. While I am sure someone will be qui...

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Tags: Bail out, General motors, Gm stakeholders, Transportation
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