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Outlook Congratulations to Mary Barra, who has become the first female boss of a big US car maker by taking over General Motors just as it stopped being unofficially known as Government Motors.

GM workers plead for emergency bailout

A bankruptct filing by General Motors would be the beginning of the end of the US-owned car industry, the president of the United Autoworkers union has predicted.

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Jeremy Warner: A recessionary sweet tooth is just the ticket

Outlook: General Motors seems to be going bust, Corus is slashing steel production, Royal Worcester has been forced into administration – that was only some of the negative news about the economy yesterday. All over the shop, the signs multiply of a deep recession in the making.

General Motors is facing bankruptcy within months

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Chevrolet Epica LT 2.0VCDi Auto - The Verdict

Price: £17,695
Engine: 2.0litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel
Top speed: 127 mph
Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 10.6 seconds
Average fuel consumption: 37.2 mpg
CO2 emissions: 210 g/km
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Chrysler pulls out of vehicle leasing as higher funding bites

Chrysler, the heavily indebted carmaker owned by the private equity giant Cerberus Capital Management, is pulling out of the vehicle-leasing business, in the latest sign of stress for the US auto industry.

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GM needs $15bn to ride out slowdown, Wagoner warns

Facing a disastrous slump in sales of its flashy gas guzzling pick-up trucks and sport-utility vehicles, the world's biggest car manufacturer, General Motors, said yesterday that it needs to raise $15bn (£7.5bn) by 2009 if it is to weather the storm ahead.

Carnage for car makers as panicking investors send US shares into reverse

Panicking investors are dumping shares in America's biggest car manufacturers, amid suggestions that collapsing sales could push them to the brink of bankruptcy.

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There's plenty of space inside, but the new Vauxhall Agila can come with a rather big price tag, says David Wilkins

General Motors puts Hummer up for sale due to rising petrol prices

Hummer, the sport utility vehicle (SUV) brand which symbolised Americans' love for hulking gas-guzzlers, is being put up for sale by General Motors because its customers have deserted in droves since petrol prices soared higher.

Report says euro has contributed to development and low inflation

General Motors, the American car maker, enjoyed booming profits from new markets in Asia and Latin America that compensated for a deterioration in its home market. Investors cheered the latest quarterly results from the car maker, which showed a $1bn profit from its international business. Overseas sales now account for 64 per cent of the company's revenue, and Rick Wagoner, the chief executive, called growth in some Asian markets "tremendous". GM was the first Western car maker to sell a million vehicles in China and growth has been spurred by rising living standards in emerging economies.

Letters: Mediums and the message

Mediums and public relations people share similar delusions

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