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The White House's auto task force thinks that GM's latest offers to bond holders and auto workers will leave the company with too much debt and want the terms reduced even further, CNBC has learned.
President Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting turnaround plans from GM and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy.
A look at the Obama administration's plan for General Motors and Chrysler:
Wagoner's resignation comes as the company awaits president Barack Obama's reports on efforts to save GM and Chrysler.
An offer from GM is a "first shot, a starting point" for negotiations, said a GM bondholder told CNBC, but "there’s great disparity between the bondholders versus labor."
GM bondholders sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the leaders of the auto task force Sunday expressing frustration that they have received no response from either GM or the auto task force regarding their suggestions for a near $28 billion debt exchange.
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Thursday's Dow declines make sense, Cramer says. Here's why.
British luxury carmaker Jaguar surged to the top of J.D. Power and Associates' closely watched vehicle dependability study this year, tying Buick for the No. 1 spot and dethroning Lexus for the first time since the Japanese luxury brand has been a part of the survey.
Cramer’s former punching bag seems to have made an inspired turnaround.
GM car sales for March are so far at the same pace as levels seen in January and February, Troy Clarke, president of GM North America tells CNBC.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin is the most expensive defense program in history. Costs could reach $1 trillion, between buying the aircraft and supporting it for decades.
The Dow Jones Transport Index, widely believed to be a predictor of where US markets are going, shows signs of bottoming out, Roelof van den Akker from ING Wholesale Banking told CNBC.
We won't find a bottom, Cramer says, until this sector and the banks rally.
General Motors' auditors have raised "substantial doubt" about the troubled automaker's ability to continue operations, and the company said it may have to seek bankruptcy protection if it can't execute a huge restructuring plan.
General Motors' says it gave Chief Executive Rick Wagoner compensation valued at $14.9 million last year for leading a company that lost $30.9 billion and is running on government loans.
Autonation CEO Mike Jackson said today that despite the government’s push towards fuel-efficient vehicles, the creation of green cars will not spur auto sales.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average could pull up from its recent dramatic freefall if the Dow Jones Transportation Average manages to stay above critical support levels, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC.
Members of the General Motors bondholders committee will be meeting with President Barack Obama’s auto task force on Thursday in Washington, CNBC has confirmed.
General Motors expects weak sales in the US for February, which will be an "exceptionally weak" fleet month for automakers, GM's chief operating officer told CNBC.