General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson.
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February 26, 2013 The government still owns part of GM and when the automaker took a $49.5 billion bailout, it agreed to have executive pay approved by government.
A Dodge Ram pickup on sale at Criswell Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Gaithersburg, Md.
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September 4, 2012 The auto industry remains one of the economy's brighter spots. Chrysler's sales were up the most — 14 percent.
February 16, 2012 The potential problem for Romney, however, is that even some Republicans, let alone Democrats and many independents, are likely to see GM's financial results as further vindication of the federal bailouts and Obama's approach.
The General Motors Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups assembly line in Flint, Mich..
October 3, 2011 General Motors' sales rose 20 percent. Chrysler's were up 27 percent. Ford's rose 9 percent. For all three, gains in sales of pickups and SUVs were important.
November 18, 2010 Obama said the federal help to GM saved more than a million jobs and proved the naysayers wrong. He boasted of the rightness of his administration's decision on the same day GM went public again.
August 12, 2010 GM CEO Ed Whitacre will resign that post Sept. 1 and be succeeded by a Carlyle Group executive. The news came on the same day GM said it had a $1.3 billion second quarter profit.
June 10, 2009 On today's Planet Money, a GM exec says bankruptcy's wonderful.
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June 1, 2009 GM heads for bankruptcy. Part of the fix: The U.S. gets 60 percent of the company.
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November 11, 2008 On today's podcast, an economist breaks down how GM got in so much trouble. Plus, Simon Johnson makes a housecall in Detroit.
September 25, 2007 When we were in Detroit over the summer, there were already rumblings of how important the UAW negotiations would be. The car makers have to cut costs to survive, thanks to the competition from Asian companies like Toyota and Honda. On the other s...
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