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Ed Whitacre's IPO Offense Explained

Ed Whitacre's IPO Offense Explained

Many people probably missed Ed Whitacre's chatter about General Motors upcoming IPO. It happened smack in the middle of a very busy week, in the aftermath of "Voltgate". Heck, GM didn't even bother clarifying Whitacre's statements until Friday afternoon, when most sensible people were goofing... read more

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Barack Obama

Obama: Auto Industry Bailout To Be Repaid To Taxpayers

One year ago, America's automakers were facing one of the worst sales slumps to ever hit the industry, the effects of which even caused two of them to file for bankruptcy. In... read more July 30, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Cadillac CTS-V

Ed Whitacre Hosts Extreme Makeover: Cadillac Edition

Since emerging from bankruptcy a year ago -- June 10, 2009, to be exact -- General Motors has been trying to buff its tarnished image. Some of the company's work on that... read more June 14, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from GM ad featuring Ed Whitacre

Video: Ed Whitacre And His Drawl Want To Restore Your Faith In GM

Yesterday, General Motors finished paying back nearly $7 billion in loans from the U.S. government -- with interest, ahead of schedule. On the off chance you didn't hear... read more April 22, 2010 by  3


 
General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

Bailout Successes? GM Pays Off Loans, Chrysler Loses Less

Both General Motors and Chrysler are working as hard as they can to take advantage of the last-ditch bailouts provided last year by the U.S. government. This morning, each... read more April 21, 2010 by  7


 
Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.

General Motors Chairman Ed Whitacre: Savior Or Saboteur?

Every day, there's a new story about General Motors' wobbly return to profitability. Between the management shakeups, the gut-churning attempt to sell off HUMMER, Saturn and... read more March 9, 2010 by  2


 
GM CFO Fritz Henderson

Ousted GM CEO Fritz Henderson Rehired As Consultant, Earns $60K A Month

After having been very publically ejected from the company late last year, former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has been reinstated with a cushy consulting role less than three... read more February 21, 2010 by  12


 
Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.

GM's Ed Whitacre Expects Profit For 2010, Possible Early Volt Release

His deep, slow-moving Texan drawl belies his razor-sharp acumen, but the biggest surprises to come out of Ed Whitacre's briefing today ahead of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show are... read more January 6, 2010 by  2


 
2008 Saab 9-3 Convertible

Spyker The Only Bidder For Saab; Sweden Looks On And Sighs

Last week, as the automotive world counted down the clock on Ed Whitacre's self-imposed December 31 deadline to sell Saab, General Motors' CEO had a change of heart and gave... read more January 6, 2010 by 


 
Tim Cook

Rumor: GM Eyeing Apple Exec For Its New CEO?

On Christmas Eve, we reported that General Motors had just hired Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell to be its new chief financial officer, and that he was rumored to be in the... read more January 4, 2010 by  11


 
Saab logo

The Brand That Wouldn't Die: GM May Lift Saab Sale Deadline

A few weeks ago, General Motors' chairman Ed Whitacre was on a spree: he'd sacked the company's CEO, canned and shifted many others on the executive team, and boldly said... read more December 30, 2009 by 


 
Saab logo

Here's What You Can Do To Save Saab

General Motors' chairman Ed Whitacre has said that he's prepared to shutter Saab if a buyer isn't found by December 31. Spyker's still clinging to the bargaining table, and... read more December 22, 2009 by 


 
Kenneth Feinberg

Feds May Lift The $500k Salary Cap For Top-Tier Talent

Back in February, the federal government set a limit of $500,000 on executive salaries at any company that received bailout dollars. Of that total, only 45% could be in... read more December 14, 2009 by  3


 
Capitol Hill

Good News/Bad News/Good News For Disenfranchised Dealers

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many... read more December 14, 2009 by 


 
Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.

Executive Shakeup: Heads Of Buick, Chevy, GMC Are Out

Apparently, Fritz Henderson's dismissal was just the first item on GM Chairman Ed Whitacre's to-do list. Brent Dewar, the head of GM's Chevrolet brand, has also been kicked... read more December 10, 2009 by  1


 
Bob Lutz

MORE: Another Day, Another Shakeup at GM: Lutz Reassigned

UPDATE: Following this morning's 9 am conference call for GM employees, further details have emerged on the latest shakeup at General Motors. “I want to give people... read more December 4, 2009 by  5


 
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