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BREAKING: House Adds $2 Billion To Cash-For-Clunkers, Senate Is Next

BREAKING: House Adds $2 Billion To Cash-For-Clunkers, Senate Is Next

Well, that was quick. Just four days after the launch of the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," it appears that it may be suspended due to its own success. Apparently eager buyers have blown through the $1 billion allocation, and dealers are worrying... read more

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U.S. Capitol

Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the... read more July 16, 2009 by  0


GM's Rick Wagoner Gets $8.6 Million Consolation Prize

Good news: former General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner has finally been given a retirement package. Bad news (for Rick): it's about a third of what he was hoping for. When the... read more July 15, 2009 by  0

Steve Rattner, via the New York Times

Steve Rattner Surrenders 'Car Czar' Crown

Just a few months into his tenure as President Obama's "cars czar", Steve Rattner has resigned from the federal auto industry task force. Little detail has been given about... read more July 14, 2009 by  0

2009 Pontiac G8

Lutz Saves Pontiac G8; Chrysler Gives Lutz's Dodge Viper A Reprieve

What once was old is new again -- and we're not just talking about GM's beloved Bob Lutz, who was lured out of retirement on Friday  to serve as the company's "vice chairman... read more July 13, 2009 by  4

Bob Lutz and the Chevrolet Volt

Bob's Back: Lutz Returns To GM For PR & Development Duties

Just when Bob Lutz thought he was out, they pulled him back in. As a key element of its massive restructuring endeavor, the new General Motors Company asked the former... read more July 10, 2009 by  0

GM Logo

General Motors Corporation Has Become...General Motors Company

Forget what you knew about GM. The lumbering entity known as General Motors Corporation is gone, and today, its surviving staff and assets have been reborn as the lighter... read more July 10, 2009 by  2

U.S. Capitol

Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during... read more July 9, 2009 by  2

GM's new logo--in green?

Rumor: GM Going Green -- Literally

We all know that General Motors is trying to change its image. We also know that GM, like much of the auto industry, is trying to boost its eco-credentials. So is anyone... read more July 9, 2009 by  4

China 3

GM Expects 20% Growth In 2009 Sales. In China.

Here in America, General Motors is facing tough times: bankruptcy hearings, tricky brand sell-offs, and a thoroughly unpleasant sales slump. Across the Pacific, however, the... read more July 8, 2009 by  0

Judge Robert Gerber

GM Bankruptcy Opponents Get No Love In Court

On Monday, we told you that Judge Robert Gerber had given General Motors the OK to sell off its bad assets and lump the good ones into a new company. When he announced that... read more July 8, 2009 by  1

'Unsolicited Proposals to Detroit' from 'Lunchbreath'

Unsolicited Proposals: Cartoonist Pitches Marketing Ploys To Detroit

Every armchair CEO on the planet has suggestions for Detroit these days. Most of their ideas are big-picture, obvious things--like, "Make stuff people want to buy" or "Make... read more July 7, 2009 by  0

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

General Motors Ready To Emerge From Bankruptcy

While most of America was enjoying a long holiday weekend full of cookouts and fireworks, Judge Robert Gerber was overseeing a very different sort of explosive activity in... read more July 6, 2009 by  0

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

General Motors Bankruptcy Saga Continues

In case you were wondering, we haven't said much about General Motors' bankruptcy trial because there hasn't been much to report. The government still hasn't budged on its... read more July 3, 2009 by  0

gas pump

Study: Fuel Efficiency Will Be Big For U.S. Automakers

Walter McManus and Ron Kleinbaum from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute have conducted a study of the auto industry, and the results are sure to... read more June 23, 2009 by  1

1994 Buick Park Avenue, by Flickr user Rienk Mebius

Senate Passes Cash-for-Clunkers Bill, President To Sign Soon

It's a done deal now. Yesterday evening, the US Senate passed a $106 billion war spending bill that includes $1 billion in funds for roughly three and a half months' worth of... read more June 19, 2009 by  4


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