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Whitacre to Be GM CEO

Took over as interim CEO in December from ousted Fritz Henderson

(Newser) - Ed Whitacre Jr. will be named permanent CEO of General Motors today, a source tells the AP, after serving as interim CEO since Fritz Henderson was dumped Dec. 1. At a news conference for this morning, Whitacre is expected to say he's been offered the job, after a global search... More »

GM CEO Henderson Resigns

Move comes as sales figures show industry stabilizing

(Newser) - General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson has resigned after only 8 months in his post. He will be replaced on an interim basis by board chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. Henderson took over in March and led the company through bankruptcy proceedings and helped it toward its goal of scaling down to... More »

GM Longs to Build Electric Cadillacs

Car could boost brand's image but hurt automaker's bottom line

(Newser) - Old dreams apparently die hard at GM. For months, the automaker has been yearning to build a gasoline-electric luxury Cadillac, but the Treasury Department and naysayers within the company say the price tag would be too high. Now, with the company dramatically reorganized, the Cadillac Converj could be coming to... More »

Geithner, Henderson Open to GM Bankruptcy

Treasury sec adamant that GM won't fade away

(Newser) - Bankruptcy remains an option for GM as a last resort, both new chief Fritz Henderson and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said today. “You can’t rule options off the table,” Henderson told CNN’s State of the Union. Whatever happens, Geithner stressed on CBS’ Face the Nation that... More »

GM Seeks $18B in Aid, Needs $4B Immediately

(Newser) - General Motors says it needs an immediate $4 billion loan from the government to get through the month, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Absent support, we can’t continue to operate,” the carmaker’s COO told Congress. GM is requesting a total of $18 billion in federal aid—... More »

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