Articles About General Motors

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
03.21.2012

Fannie Mae Asks Uncle Sam For More Money

In an attempt to dig itself out of a deepening hole, Fannie Mae has requested $4.6 billion in additional federal aid. “We think that we have reserved for and recognized substantially all of the credit losses associated with the legacy book,” Chief Financial Officer Susan McFarland said.  “We’re very focused on returning to profitability so […]

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Author:
John Coletta
Posted:
02.07.2012

Are Gas-Sipping Cars Leaving Hybrids in the Dust?

When Cadillac is staking its comeback on a compact car that boasts fuel economy approaching 40 mpg, what does it mean for hybrid and electric vehicles?  Cadillac’s ATS sedan is one example of how carmakers at the Detroit Auto Show are re-emphasizing small, powerful models with more fuel-efficient engines such as sport-utility vehicles; even, please […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
08.22.2011

Warren Buffet Bullish on U.S. Credit Rating

Standard & Poor’s may have downgraded the United States credit rating from AAA to AA+ and the bears may have taken over Wall Street, but the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and billionaire Warren Buffett believes that the nation deserves a AAAA rating. In a recent appearance on CNBC, Buffett said that he still believes that the […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
12.16.2010

TARP’s Ultimate Tally Could Be Just $25 Billion

The estimated cost of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) keeps falling, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).   The latest estimate is that TARP will cost the taxpayers just $25 billion – significantly less than the $700 billion allocated for the financial bailout in the fall of 2008.  The CBO’s last estimate – […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
12.14.2010

RIP: The Iconic Pontiac

The Pontiac – renowned for its muscle cars in the 1960s and 1970s – recently ended its 84-year run when General Motors (GM) pulled the plug on the once-iconic brand.  Pontiacs – which peaked at nearly one million sales a year in 1968 – came to an end due to a combination of bad corporate […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
06.29.2010

Treasury: TARP Repayments Now Surpass Debt

The $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is turning out to be a better bet than many thought at first. According to the Treasury Department, the amount of money repaid by banks and other recipients now exceeds TARP’s outstanding balance.  In a monthly report to Congress on the program, TARP repayments total $194 billion; […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.02.2010

Kenneth Feinberg Widens Review of Rescued Bank Compensation

The nation’s pay czar is widening his review of how much money hundreds of banks paid their top executives during the 2008 financial crisis. Kenneth R. Feinberg, officially the Special Master for Executive Compensation, is asking for details on compensation at 419 banks that were bailed out by the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
03.29.2010

TARP’s Price Tag: $109 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office has determined that the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) will cost the government $109 billion – just 16 percent of the $700 billion set aside to rescue the nation from the great recession.  Insurance giant AIG and the auto industry are TARP’s largest beneficiaries. The federal government bought $40 billion in […]

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Author:
Mike Ricamato
Posted:
03.15.2010

Rest in Peace Hummer: A Legacy From 1992 – 2010

General Motors took its Hummer brand off life supports and will let the iconic SUV die a peaceful death.  GM’s brief statement said that its planned sale of Hummer to the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Company “cannot be completed,” without giving a reason. The $150 million deal had been stalled as the companies awaited […]

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Author:
Mike Ricamato
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RIP Hummer: 1992 – 2010

General Motors took its Hummer brand off life supports and will let the iconic SUV die a peaceful death.  GM’s brief statement said that its planned sale of Hummer to the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Company “cannot be completed,” without giving a reason. The $150 million deal had been stalled as the companies awaited […]

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