Feb 6, 2014 — The Detroit automaker's earnings fell far short of Wall Street expectations and were in sharp contrast to its chief rivals, Ford and Chrysler.
Dec 10, 2013 — Mary Barra will become the new leader of General Motors in January, the company announced Tuesday. The company veteran's tenure as CEO will begin after current leader Dan Akerson retires on Jan. 15.
Feb 26, 2013 — The government still owns part of GM and when the automaker took a $49.5 billion bailout, it agreed to have executive pay approved by government.
Sep 4, 2012 — The auto industry remains one of the economy's brighter spots. Chrysler's sales were up the most — 14 percent.
Feb 16, 2012 — The potential problem for Romney, however, is that even some Republicans, let alone Democrats and many independents, are likely to see GM's financial results as further vindication of the federal bailouts and Obama's approach.
Oct 3, 2011 — General Motors' sales rose 20 percent. Chrysler's were up 27 percent. Ford's rose 9 percent. For all three, gains in sales of pickups and SUVs were important.
Nov 18, 2010 — Obama said the federal help to GM saved more than a million jobs and proved the naysayers wrong. He boasted of the rightness of his administration's decision on the same day GM went public again.
Aug 12, 2010 — GM CEO Ed Whitacre will resign that post Sept. 1 and be succeeded by a Carlyle Group executive. The news came on the same day GM said it had a $1.3 billion second quarter profit.
Jun 10, 2009 — On today's Planet Money, a GM exec says bankruptcy's wonderful.
Jun 1, 2009 — GM heads for bankruptcy. Part of the fix: The U.S. gets 60 percent of the company.