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    1. November 2, 2011

      A thrilling chase to the brink of disaster in Detroit

      Once Upon a Car The Fall and Resurrection of America’s Big Three Auto Makers – GM, Ford, and Chrysler By Bill Vlasic William...

    2. November 19, 2010

      Transformed GM ‘back in the game’

      General Motors had good reason for a party on Thursday evening. Several hundred employees packed the carmaker’s headquarters...

    1. FT Alphaville

      November 16, 2010

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - Germany and America, a tale of two recessions. - Paul Calello, CEO of Credit Suisse during the...

    2. August 16, 2010

      Separating the best CEOs from the dolts

      Headlines about smart leaders who do dumb things abound. The antics of deposed chief executives Mark Hurd and Tony Hayward...

    3. December 2, 2009

      GM's 'killer board' forces out Henderson

      General Motors ousted Fritz Henderson as chief executive yesterday in a surprise move that will see the troubled US...

    4. December 2, 2009

      Company will struggle to replace Henderson

      Good luck to the search committee of General Motors in finding a new chief executive, writes John Gapper. The abrupt...

    5. December 2, 2009

      GM insider who had a rough road to follow

      Fritz Henderson, who was a "lifer" at General Motors, was never a perfect match for the US government's idea of a new broom...

    6. December 2, 2009

      Henderson forced out by 'killer' GM board

      General Motors ousted Fritz Henderson as chief executive yesterday in a surprise move that will see the troubled US...

    7. December 2, 2009

      Company ‘lifer’ who did not fit

      Fritz Henderson, who was a “lifer” at General Motors, was never a perfect match for the US government’s idea of a new broom...

    8. December 1, 2009

      So long, Fritz

      Fritz, we hardly knew ye. The replacement of General Motors chief Fritz Henderson with chairman Ed Whitacre after only eight...

    9. December 1, 2009

      Henderson ousted from top of GM

      General Motors ousted Fritz Henderson as chief executive on Tuesday night in a surprise move that will see the ailing US...

    10. November 5, 2009

      Attitude hardened to focus on bottom line

      Whatever its motivations for clinging to Opel, General Motors is a more hard-nosed carmaker since it emerged from...

    11. November 4, 2009

      GM attitude hardened on bottom line

      Whatever its motivations for clinging to Opel, General Motors is a more hard-nosed carmaker since it emerged from bankruptcy...

    12. October 21, 2009

      Big culture change at GM is ‘essential’

      The biggest question mark hanging over General Motors is whether the Detroit carmaker’s chief executive Fritz Henderson and...

    13. October 21, 2009

      Big culture change is 'essential'

      The biggest question mark hanging over GM is whether the Detroit carmaker's chief executive Fritz Henderson and his team...

    14. September 10, 2009

      Doubts on use of bail-out cash for carmakers

      The US Treasury's $81bn bail-out of the automotive sector lacks transparency and any thought that taxpayers' money will be...

    15. July 10, 2009

      GM set to emerge from bankruptcy within hours

      General Motors was last night set to emerge as a new company as soon as today, completing an unexpectedly swift and smooth...

    16. July 9, 2009

      GM cleared to exit bankruptcy

      General Motors is set to emerge as a new company on Friday, completing an unexpectedly swift and smooth journey through...

    17. July 6, 2009

      GM's action hero lauded for driving hard reforms

      Meetings of General Motors' auto strategy board, the company's top management group, used to stretch over a full day or...

    18. July 5, 2009

      GM’s action hero lauded for driving reforms

      Meetings of General Motors’ auto strategy board, the company’s top management group, used to stretch over a full day or...

    19. June 16, 2009

      Rescue's shockwaves rumble on

      Rick Wagoner, ousted chief executive of General Motors, doubted that it would work. Plenty of lawyers thought it would be...

    20. June 16, 2009

      Bankruptcies beat expectations

      Rick Wagoner, ousted chief executive of General Motors, doubted that it would work. Plenty of lawyers thought it would be...

    21. June 15, 2009

      Rescue’s shockwaves rumble on

      Rick Wagoner, ousted chief executive of General Motors, doubted that it would work. Plenty of lawyers thought it would be...

    22. June 10, 2009

      GM picks AT&T veteran as chairman after shake-up

      General Motors said yesterday that Edward Whitacre, a former chairman and chief executive of AT&T, the telecoms group, will...

    23. June 9, 2009

      GM picks AT&T veteran as chairman

      General Motors said on Tuesday that Edward Whitacre, a former chairman and chief executive of AT&T, the telecoms group,...

    24. June 3, 2009

      General Motors goes to the garage

      “This is the death of an American icon,” I heard a television reporter saying as I got to the General Motors building in...

    25. June 3, 2009

      Chinese group buys Hummer from GM

      A Chinese company is to buy Hummer, the General Motors brand known for its militaryinspired off-road vehicles and seen as a...

    26. June 3, 2009

      Chinese company to buy Hummer brand

      A Chinese company is to buy Hummer, the General Motors brand known for its military-inspired off-road vehicles and seen as...

    27. June 2, 2009

      Chinese company to buy Hummer

      A Chinese company is to buy Hummer, the General Motors brand known for its military-inspired off-road vehicles and seen as a...

    28. June 1, 2009

      Hopes for rebirth but Chapter 11 risks remain

      General MotorsEven some of Rick Wagoner's most ardent fans acknowledge that his ousting as General Motors chief executive...

    29. June 1, 2009

      Three went into crisis and three will emerge

      In the end, they always blink. Governments have been forced into rescuing car manufacturers for decades and the Chapter 11...

    30. June 1, 2009

      Three went into crisis and three will emerge

      In the end, they always blink. Governments have been forced into rescuing car manufacturers for decades and the Chapter 11...

    31. May 3, 2009

      Back-seat driving

      Fixing the US auto industry requires two changes: wiping out most of the cost burdens that have weighed down Detroit for...

    32. April 28, 2009

      GM debt swap greeted with deep scepticism

      GM bondholders had not made a formal response by midday yesterday to GM's debt-for-equity swap but the early indication was...

    33. April 14, 2009

      Executives give displays of charity in effort to counter public scorn

      Some of Europe's leading executives, chastened by rising anger over executive pay and bonuses, are setting up charities,...

    34. April 14, 2009

      Chastened chiefs set up charities

      Some chief executives, chastened by rising anger over executive pay and bonuses, are setting up charities, giving away...

    35. April 14, 2009

      Well-off chiefs turn to charity

      Some chief executives, chastened by rising anger over executive pay and bonuses, are setting up charities, giving away...

    36. April 13, 2009

      Executive charity aims to counter anger

      Some of Europe’s leading executives, chastened by rising anger over executive pay and bonuses, are setting up charities,...

    37. April 9, 2009

      Fed should look to Sweden for advice on firing executives

      From Mr Gabriel Stein. Sir, Americans are not the only ones wondering why no heads of banks have been forced to resign, in...

    38. April 7, 2009

      White House accused of bail-out double standards

      Is the Obama administration guilty of double standards when it comes to dealing with crisis-hit banks and motor...

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