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  1. consumer watchdog
    Ralph Nader Interview: On General MotorsThe longtime consumer advocate on the latest scandal in the auto industry.
  2. the national circus
    Frank Rich: GOP Won’t Surrender in Obamacare WarIt’s the only issue Republicans have in the midterms.
  3. car trouble
    Review Links General Motors Defect to 303 DeathsThe company only linked 12 deaths to an ignition defect.
  4. Romney’s Insanely Dishonest Auto Bailout DefenseRemembering a not-too-distant time when Republicans decried “Gangster Government.”
  5. the detroit talks
    United Auto Workers and GM Reach Tentative AgreementWould cover 48,500 union workers.
  6. cable news
    Talk Box: Texas Governor Not Impressed With GM’s IPORick Perry thinks private-sector acquisitions would have absorbed job loss if the government allowed GM to go under.
  7. tarpies
    GM Just Set the Record for the Largest IPO in American HistoryIt expects to raise $23.1 billion.
  8. going public
    GM: Not A Bad Investment!It looks like the taxpayers might make money off the bailout.
  9. tarpies
    Tim Geithner: Prone to ‘Odd Fits of Giggling’The auto industry gives Tim Geithner the giggles.
  10. going public
    In an Effort to Shake Off Government Control, GM Files for an IPOThe company expects to raise between $10 billion and $15 billion.
  11. the greatest depression
    GM Emerges From Bankruptcy, Much Faster Than ExpectedWith the sale of its good assets to a government-controlled group, the auto giant exits Chapter 11.
  12. the downturnaround
    We Like the New GM Ad and We’re Not Ashamed to Admit ItIt’s not fashionable to say anything nice about the American car companies, but Hugo Lindgren does not like the alternative.
  13. the greatest depression
    GM Bankruptcy Declared ‘Anticlimactic,’ TitillatingGM’s bankruptcy filing is emotional for some.
  14. don’t forget the motor city
    GM Will Likely Shut Down Plants for Longer This SummerAs opposed to the normal two-week production break, sources at GM say the company may take up to nine weeks off in order to reduce inventory.
  15. early and often
    In Detroit, Obama Administration Takes the WheelThe president pushes out the CEO of GM and gives it, and Chrysler, some firm deadlines.
  16. early and often
    Is Bankruptcy the Answer for Automakers?Today’s editorial pages are full of opinions on the Detroit mess.
  17. the downturnaround
    The Tide Is High, But the Downturnaround Is Holding OnSure, the markets are tanking, but the Noels are still lunching, and a bank in New York is actually HIRING. And other things to feel hopeful about, in our semi-regular digest of good economic news.
  18. the greatest depression
    $17.4 Billion Auto Bailout ApprovedThe president’s new plan puts responsibility in the lap of President-elect Obama.