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  • McKinsey Consultants Settle Lawsuit Over Their Departures

  • Former GM CEO Wagoner May Have Seen Cobalt Slide in 2009

    Former General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner may have viewed a presentation that included a description of stalling issues with the Chevrolet Cobalt about three weeks before he resigned, the company’s internal investigation found.

  • Washington Post Names Former GM Chief Rick Wagoner to Publisher's Board

    Washington Post Co. elected Rick Wagoner , the former General Motors Co. chief who was pushed out after 32 years at the automaker, to its board, boosting the number of directors to 11.

  • CEO Akerson Led GM From IPO to End of ‘Government Motors’

    Dan Akerson became the accidental car guy. He took the job of chief executive officer of General Motors Co. by default, out of a sense of duty.

  • ‘GM Nod’ Fuels Deadly Defects Adding to Barra’s Challenge

    GM was for years a place where employees agreed to fix problems but never did, feared alerting superiors to car-safety concerns and avoided taking notes in meetings lest they be held liable for product shortcomings.

  • 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

  • GM Report Confirms Barra Didn't Know of Fatal Flaw Prior to Recall

    General Motors Co. blamed bureaucratic delays and a culture of incompetence for the botched handling of auto-safety complaints, and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra ousted 15 employees for their roles in mishandling the recall of millions of fatally flawed vehicles.

  • GM Faces More Tests as Documents Show Culture of Denial

    The hundreds of pages of documents released by lawmakers last week shed new light on General Motors Co.’s more than decade-long failure to respond to auto-safety complaints, underscoring the struggle ahead for Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra as she seeks to refocus on the company’s new fleet of cars.

  • CEOs Take Leisure Trips on Corporate Jets as Stigma Wanes

    While U.S. boards have curtailed company-paid perks like hunting lodges and golf club memberships, CEOs are cranking up personal use of corporate jets.

  • CEOs Take Leisure Trips on Corporate Jets as Stigma Wanes

    While U.S. boards have curtailed company-paid perks like hunting lodges and golf club memberships, CEOs are cranking up personal use of corporate jets.

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