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As General Motors begins paying back its loan from the U.S. government, Margaret Warner talks to a reporter with the Detroit News about the auto giant's prospects for recovery after last year's government bailout.
Car dealers are struggling to stay open, even though manufacturers GM and Chrysler have rescinded plans to close hundreds of dealerships across the U.S. Tom Bearden reports on how dealers in Colorado are fighting for survival at the state level.
Gwen Ifill looks at how Detroit's "Big Three" carmakers plan to expand into markets such as China.
Review some of the key developments and coverage of the auto industry's troubles over the past year in this timeline.
By PBS NewsHour
General Motors Corp. CEO Fritz Henderson announced Friday that the company emerged from bankruptcy and now begins the task of remaking the struggling American carmaker that was once the world's largest and most powerful.
An offer by General Motors to its bondholders to trade bond debt for company stock fell through just days before the company must submit a government-ordered restructuring plan.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
General Motors said Thursday it will idle most of its U.S. plants for up to 10 weeks this summer, trimming some 190,000 vehicles from planned production. The shutdowns will help control high inventories and bring production in line with slower…
The Obama administration's call for drastic reforms of GM and Chrysler has sparked new debate on the future of Detroit's "Big Three" automakers. Analysts discuss what the restructuring effort may mean for the auto industry's future.
President Barack Obama outlined tough terms Monday for continued federal aid for ailing auto giants GM and Chrysler. White House adviser Austan Goolsbee, a member of the auto task force, details the plan.
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