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GM's new road map: partial nationalization

Post Time:Apr 28,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:195

Once a symbol of capitalist might and U.S. industrial prowess, General Motors would be half owned by the Treasury under a new sweeping plan that would also shut down GM's Pontiac operations, lay off 21,000 workers and impose harsh terms on the company's bondholders.

The partial nationalization proposal -- a last-ditch effort developed by GM and the Obama administration's auto task force to keep the leading U.S. carmaker out of bankruptcy -- raised hackles in Congress and ratcheted up the game of brinkmanship with the company's bondholders, who have until May 8 to accept or to try to negotiate better terms, according to an April 28 article in The Washington Post.

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