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GM Aims for Fastest Possible Bankruptcy

Treasury directed GM to prep for Chapter 11 as options dwindle

(Newser) - General Motors is in high gear, the New York Times reports, prepping for a possible bankruptcy that would allow the company to reorganize and emerge from protection in as little as 2 weeks. Since the Treasury Department instructed the automaker to prepare for a bankruptcy filing by June 1, in... More »

NAFTA Casts Wide Shadow on Ohio Vote

Clinton, Obama look to score points bashing trade pact

(Newser) - As Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battle for votes in Ohio, each pushes a simple theme: NAFTA is bad. Ohio has been hit hard by free trade, which is why Obama reminds voters that Bill Clinton backed NAFTA. And both hopefuls have mined each other's comments for anything that favors... More »

Cerberus Close to Consuming Chrysler

Proving that three heads may be better than one

(Newser) - Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is said to have cut a deal to buy Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler.  Cerberus has lots of experience in negotiating for assets in the auto industry, having led the buyout of auto parts maker Delphi, which has not yet closed and may yet fall... More »

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