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Fortune: 10 car questions for 2012updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 12:26:00

Every year brings new uncertainties to the car business, and 2012 will be no different. The devil will be in the details. With the U.S. economy expanding, pent-up demand growing, and the Detroit Three earning, the survival of the industry is not in question so much as is its composition. Will buyers be looking for big trucks or small cars, import brands or domestics, gasoline-power or electricity?

Staking out Dracula's castle in Romaniaupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 01:38:00

The ruins of Poienari Castle sit high on a mountain peak with a seemingly never-ending vista looking out over deep gorges, charcoal-gray cliffs and mountain streams.

Fortune: Opel: The achilles heel in GM's IPOupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 11:45:00

As General Motors gets ready to take its show on the road in support of its initial public offering after Election Day, one of its biggest question marks is the future of Opel and its European division.

CNNMoney: GM: We'll foot the bill for Opel ourselvesupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 13:31:00

General Motors has withdrawn requests for loan guarantees from various European governments to help restructure its Opel division there. Instead, GM said, it will invest the necessary funds itself.

CNNMoney: GM chief Fritz Henderson resignsupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 21:06:00

In a surprise move, General Motors chief executive Fritz Henderson resigned Tuesday, giving the battered government-owned automaker its third boss in less than a year.

Fortune: Henderson's GM departure is no surpriseupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 18:14:00

As one veteran Detroit observer put it, General Motors' board of directors gave Rick Wagoner an endless amount of time to flop around, but they nearly strangled his successor Fritz Henderson on a short leash.

CNNMoney: Saab hangs on... for nowupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 16:23:00

General Motors has put off a decision on what to do with its struggling Saab brand until the end of December, the company said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: GM's Saab deal falls throughupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 15:27:00

The deal to sell Saab to Swedish firm Koenigsegg Group AB has collapsed, General Motors announced Tuesday.

CNNMoney: GM brings back the Buick Regalupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 10:30:00

General Motors will bring back the Regal name on a new Buick car set to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

GM chief promises cash for new-look Opelupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 07:37:00

General Motors has promised a more independent Opel and vowed to support its European unit with fresh money as the US carmaker tried to calm the fury sparked by last week's decision to keep the unit.

UK thrilled over GM decisionupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 07:37:00

UK is thrilled that GM will keep Opel and Vauxhall, as Jim Boulden reports.

GM's Europe chief to quit after Opel U-turnupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 13:37:00

The president of General Motors Europe, Carl Peter Forster, plans to resign in the wake of GM's decision this week not to sell its European wing, a source told CNN on Friday.

Opel workers strike after GM abandons saleupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 07:13:00

Thousands of Opel workers went on strike in Germany on Thursday in protest at the decision by U.S. parent General Motors to abandon the sale of the automaker.

GM: Opel job cuts could hit 10,000updated: Wed Nov 04 2009 20:56:00

The restructuring plan of Opel by automobile giant General Motors would include cuts of as many as 10,000 jobs at the European subsidiary.

CNNMoney: GM scraps deal to sell European armupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 07:12:00

General Motors has decided to keep its European Opel unit, canceling the planned sale to Canadian firm Magna, the company said.

GM pulls out of Opel saleupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 20:54:00

GM has abandoned its planned sale of Opel to Canada's Magna and Russia's Sberbank . The surprise move will be an embarrassment for the German government which has expended a lot of political capital on the controversial deal.

CNNMoney: Former GM plant set to make electric carsupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 12:31:00

Electric carmaker Fisker Automotive said Tuesday it is buying an old General Motors plant in Wilmington, Del., and plans on making up to 100,000 vehicles a year at the recently shuttered facility.

CNNMoney: GM hits a big speed bumpupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 19:24:00

For General Motors, the road out of bankruptcy isn't proving to be as smooth as its quick trip through it.

CNNMoney: Stocks end at 2009 highsupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 17:56:00

Stocks surged Thursday, with the major gauges ending at the highest point in nearly a year, having responded strongly to a debt auction and Procter & Gamble's improved forecast.

CNNMoney: GM to sell stake in Europe's Opelupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 14:02:00

General Motors has agreed to sell a major portion of its European Opel division to a consortium led by the Canadian auto supplier Magna, the automaker announced Thursday.

GM looks at shelving Opel planupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 05:41:00

General Motors is looking at shelving a German-backed bail-out of its Opel European car arm amid growing fears that long-running talks on the deal will end in failure.

Europe jobs at risk as GM files for bankruptcyupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 12:17:00

The future of thousands of car industry jobs in Europe remained uncertain Monday as General Motors filed for bankruptcy after reaching a deal to sell off its European operations, including German automaker Opel, UK-based Vauxhall and Saab.

GM expected to file bankruptcyupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 12:17:00

Sources say General Motors will file for bankruptcy early tomorrow. CNN's Ali Velshi reports

German government backs Opel rescue dealupdated: Sun May 31 2009 22:26:00

A Canadian auto parts supplier has come to the rescue of German carmaker Opel, negotiating a deal with the German government that will save the company from insolvency.

GM's European operationsupdated: Sun May 31 2009 22:26:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports on tense negotiations over the future of GM's European operations.

Vauxhall employees anxiousupdated: Sun May 31 2009 22:20:00

CNN's Adrian Finighan reports employees of GM-owned Vauxhall are concerned the government isn't going enough to save their jobs.

Opel talks hit by financing demand, job fearsupdated: Sun May 31 2009 22:20:00

Talks on the future of German carmaker Opel failed to reach a resolution despite stretching into the early hours of Thursday, officials said.

CNNMoney: GM's Opel rescued in global dealupdated: Sat May 30 2009 17:40:00

A Canadian auto parts supplier has come to the rescue of German carmaker Opel, negotiating a deal with the German government that will save the company from insolvency.

Reports: Germany tilts toward Magna for Opelupdated: Fri May 29 2009 21:42:00

Germany has agreed to a deal allowing Canadian car parts maker Magna International to take over Opel, news reports said early Saturday.

Fortune: For GM, bankruptcy will be a two-edged swordupdated: Wed May 27 2009 17:23:00

A bankruptcy filing for General Motors could come in the next few days, now that GM bondholders have rejected a proposed swap of $27 billion in unsecured company debt for 10% of GM's stock.

Germany considers carmaker Opel's futureupdated: Wed May 27 2009 15:06:00

The German government plans to meet Wednesday night to discuss the future of carmaker Opel and weigh bids for the General Motors subsidiary.

Q&A: Fiat seeks to become global playerupdated: Tue May 26 2009 01:06:00

Fiat is looking to become the world's second biggest automaker after Toyota through deals with troubled U.S. carmakers Chrysler and General Motors. CNN's Jim Boulden explains how Fiat's fortunes rose while its U.S. rivals crashed.

Fiat's big ambitionupdated: Tue May 26 2009 01:06:00

Fiat's ambitious CEO is in Germany with plans to merge with GM Europe along with Chrysler. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Fortune: Fiat's history lessonupdated: Tue May 05 2009 11:14:00

As Chrysler struggles to emerge from bankruptcy, its guardian angel has been Fiat's Sergio Marchionne, ready to put his reputation on the line as the CEO of the reorganized company.

Merkel backs creation of 'European Opel'updated: Tue Mar 31 2009 14:56:00

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday pledged government support for potential investors in General Motors' European subsidiary, Opel.

Opel plan thin on detailsupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 14:56:00

Germany's chancellor expresses her support for Opel, but her plan was thin on detail. CNN's Diana Magnay explains.

Germany considers Opel rescue planupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 10:37:00

The German government is studying a proposal from Opel and its parent company, General Motors, to save the struggling carmaker with a huge cash injection and a cost-cutting plan.

GM Europe lossesupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 10:37:00

Opel wants to part ways with GM. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

GM Europe restructures Opel as a separate unitupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 18:43:00

General Motors' European division announced Friday that its German subsidiary, Opel cars, will become an independent unit of the company.

CNNMoney: GM to split from Opelupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 11:36:00

General Motors' European division announced Friday that its German subsidiary, Opel cars, will become a separate company. GM will keep a stake in the new company.

Time.com: Germany's Car Industry Crashesupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 19:00:00

The world's biggest exporter falters as the global financial crisis begins to bite

Fortune: Automotive winners and losers for 2007updated: Fri Oct 12 2007 12:59:00

With the 2008 model year now upon us, its a good time to look back at the first nine months of calendar 2007 to see who the champs and chumps are. The names may not surprise you but the amount of movement might.

Fortune: Detroit's orphan carsupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 16:16:00

"Ford looks to Europe for new U.S. products" reads the headline in last week's issue of Automotive News. "CEO Mulally eyes Mondeo, S-Max, Transit."

Fortune: Saturn's second chanceupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 16:43:00

When former General Motors chairman Roger Smith dreamed up Saturn in the 1980s, he envisioned a stand-alone small car company remote from the problems of bureaucratic GM that would sell 500,000 cars a year. But Smith retired in 1990 and his successors didn't see it that way. They took away Saturn's independence and starved it of new models.

Iraq: 3 die as 'worst month' figures revealedupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 07:08:00

A bomb ripped through a market in Baghdad's Sadr City on Thursday, another day of carnage in a city under siege by insurgents and people bent on sectarian revenge.

Cars: What's hot in Genevaupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 11:08:00

If you take a look at the car's being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, which opens to the public Thursday, you'll see some vehicles that look strangely familiar. But then, somehow, not quite.

Officials: Iraqi minister's brother abductedupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 05:13:00

Four gunman kidnapped a man on Saturday who is believed to be a brother of Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, officials said.

CNNMoney: Ford: Older tires need to be replacedupdated: Fri May 20 2005 07:21:00

Ford Motor Co. is warning customers that they should replace older tires, even if their treads aren't worn out.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 13:53:00

Teri Hatcher has a lot in common with her character on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" -- and the similarities are only growing.

FSB: Big Spending on Little Wheels For Matchbox collectors, a rare miniature car can be worth more than a real one.updated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

Like a lot of men, Charlie Mack pines for a dream car that always seems to be tantalizingly out of reach. In his case, it's a boxy sea-green sedan, the 1966 Opel Diplomat. A rare few are being offe...

2 CNN employees killed in attackupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 11:31:00

Two CNN employees were killed, and a third was lightly wounded Tuesday afternoon when the cars they were traveling in came under fire.

Fortune: Microsoft Will Falter--in 2020updated: Mon Jul 09 2001 00:01:00

I know something about Microsoft no one else does: It will fail, in 2020 or 2021, although that might be a little early.

Fortune: SPORTS CARS IN EUROPE REV UPupdated: Mon Oct 03 1994 00:01:00

Auto manufacturers are lining up for the start of a new race for the European sports-car market. GM's Opel is quick off the mark this fall with its sporty, affordable Tigra. BMW has two two-seaters...

Fortune: WHY GM LEADS THE PACK IN EUROPE Superb management, now headed by Lou Hughes, has made it the continent's most profitable automakupdated: Mon May 17 1993 00:01:00

HOW DO YOU improve on success? That's the task Louis Hughes, 44, the vibrant president of General Motors Europe, attacks these days. GM is already the most efficient and profitable of Europe's auto...

Fortune: COMPANIES TO WATCHupdated: Mon Mar 09 1992 00:01:00

VANS Michael Jordan might be pretty cool, but do you really want to drop $130 for a pair of sneakers? Doesn't $40 sound more like it? That's the psychology that analyst Alice Ruth of Montgomery Sec...

Fortune: A LESSON FOR EAST GERMAN MAYORupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

The soft-spoken mayor of Stedtfeld, a small town (pop. 600) in the former East Germany, has found that protecting the community's environment is as tough under the new capitalist system as it was u...

Fortune: COMMODORE: GROWTH AT A DISCOUNTupdated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

Want a high-growth stock selling at a modest price/earnings multiple? Try Commodore International, the $1-billion-a-year maker of personal computers. Its shares have been held back by dismal quarte...

Fortune: WHAT SELLS IN EAST GERMANYupdated: Mon Aug 26 1991 00:01:00

Last year's currency unification sent shoppers in the former East Germany after brand-name goods like Sharp televisions. But now the economic crunch and high unemployment have converted the would-b...

Fortune: MANAGING FOR A SECOND MIRACLE Merging the East's bankrupt economic system into the West's dynamic market capitalism isn't easy. updated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

DIVIDED GERMANY was a vast laboratory for the 20th century's momentous experiment to prove whether centrally planned communism or democratic market capitalism could better deliver prosperity and gr...

Fortune: GM'S MAN IN THE NEW GERMANYupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

As the two Germanies unite, an American with a lot to sing about is General Motors' Louis R. Hughes, 41, chairman of the company's Adam Opel AG subsidiary in Russelsheim, West Germany. His home mar...

Fortune: WHO'S AHEAD IN THE WORLD AUTO WAR Ford is up, GM is down, Honda is charging and -- what's this? -- Peugeot is coming from nowherupdated: Mon Nov 09 1987 00:01:00

ITS MOST CELEBRATED executive is an American (Chrysler's Lee A. Iacocca), its most prestigious brand is European (Mercedes-Benz), and its most feared competitors are the Japanese (many of them). On...

Fortune: BUMPS AHEAD FOR A CAR GUY Bob Stempel, General Motors' new president, mastered the nuts and bolts on his way to the top. But braupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

WHILE A STUDENT in high school, Robert C. Stempel worked after hours and summers at an automobile garage in his hometown of Bloomfield, New Jersey. Like most teenagers he had his own ideas about ho...

Fortune: General Motors Reshuffles in Europeupdated: Mon Mar 03 1986 00:01:00

General Motors' operations in Europe were sagging until the company centralized like Ford; with its West German subsidiary, Adam Opel, controlling its European car business, GM has spent a lot -- a...

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