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  • Slim Leads $37 Million in New Funds to WellAware Software Maker

  • AT&T CEO Sets Aside Europe Dream to Shore Up U.S. Video

    AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson is turning his attention to building a bigger U.S. video business, setting aside a long-held ambition of doing a blockbuster deal in Europe.

  • Ed Whitacre Battles to Save GM from Itself

    By David Welch April 29 (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) -- The 15 General Motors dealers who flew to Detroit last September for a dinner with GM management were not an easily rattled bunch. They had endured the worst auto sales slide in 25 years, as well as the bankruptcy of the iconic carmaker on which they had built their businesses. Only three months had passed since GM accepted a $50 billion federal bailout, announcing the retirement of four of its eight brands and the shutting down of 1,900 dealers—a third of its domestic retail network. These dealers were the survivors, some of the more prosperous people in their towns, and they wanted a little reassurance. CEO Fritz Henderson gathered the group in a private conference room at the Westin Detroit Metro Airport and tried to demonstrate that he had a plan, according to an executive in the room who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to describe the dinner. Henderson announced that GM was going on the

  • Buffett, Slim, Greenspan, El-Erian, Lew Pick Best Books of 2013

    Investor Warren Buffett enjoyed learning more about how his son tries to tackle world hunger, while fellow billionaire Carlos Slim studied how General Motors Co. and AT&T Inc. reinvented themselves.

  • Buffett, Slim, Greenspan, Tyson Pick Best Books of 2013

    Investor Warren Buffett enjoyed learning more about how his son tries to tackle world hunger, while fellow billionaire Carlos Slim studied how General Motors Co. and AT&T Inc. reinvented themselves.

  • GM CEO Seeks New Spokesman, Replaces Human Resources Head

    General Motors Co.’s new Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra moved to put more of her team in place with the automaker revealing the departure of two senior executives, including its top spokesman, as the company faces mounting pressure over its slow recall of 2.59 million vehicles linked to the deaths of at least 13 people.

  • GM CEO Seeks New Spokesman, Replaces Human Resources Head

    General Motors Co.’s new Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra moved to put more of her team in place with the automaker revealing the departure of two senior executives, including her top spokesman, as the company faces mounting pressure over its slow recall of 2.59 million vehicles linked to the deaths of at least 13 people.

  • Telecom Italia’s Patuano Enlists AT&T CEO for Revival Advice

    Telecom Italia SpA Chief Executive Officer Marco Patuano, accelerating his efforts to revive the indebted former phone monopoly, is turning to advice from a one- time suitor across the Atlantic: AT&T Inc.’s Randall Stephenson.

  • GM Repays $5.8 Billion Loans to U.S., Canada, Whitacre Says

    General Motors Co. repaid $5.8 billion to the U.S. Treasury and Export Development Canada, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ed Whitacre wrote in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Whitacre: GM Eager for IPO to Shed `Government Motors' Tag

    General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Ed Whitacre said while an initial public offering filing isn’t likely in the next few weeks, he is eager for the U.S. to sell its shares to investors.

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