Archives: February 2010

GM is shopping (or is that 'Saab-ing') Hummer

Posted by: David Welch on February 25

There’s a new verb in the auto vernacular. Saab-ing it. That’s what people inside Hummer and General Motors say they are doing with the menacing-SUV brand now that a...

Degrees of Losing: Toyota's Trouble in Washington

Posted by: David Welch on February 24

In the black comedy “The War of the Roses,” the divorce attorney played by Danny DeVito advises his client, played by Michael Douglas, that, “There is no winning! Only degrees...

Ed Whitacre's Odd Moves

Posted by: David Welch on February 23

Is GM Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre crazy? Or crazy like a fox? His moves this week have raised some eyebrows. First, he names Fritz Henderson, the CEO he...

Akio Toyoda heads to Washington

Posted by: David Welch on February 19

I take it back. Or, more accurately, Toyota took it back. Company President Akio Toyoda is going to testify in Washington after all. Toyoda, the 53-year-old grandson of the...

Mr. Toyoda avoids Washington. Wouldn't you?

Posted by: David Welch on February 18

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda has snubbed Congress. He politely declined to come and testify at the Feb. 24 hearings during which the House Oversight and Government Reform...

With Toyota reeling, Ford and GM can grab the wheel

Posted by: David Welch on February 11

Toyota is on the ropes. Some in the commentariat think that the recall issues will blow over like sooty blast of diesel emissions. But I don’t believe it will....

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