Breaking! Nissan Has No Comment, But Joint GM-Renault-Nissan Statement…

In what will likely be the last thing these three companies ever do together, Nissan's told Reuters to expect a joint statement shortly on the WSJ report that the best laid plans of Carlos Ghosn and men have gone all screwy and he and the General's Rick Wagoner have said to hell with everything. We're going to start… » 10/04/06 2:55pm 10/04/06 2:55pm

It Takes Two, Baby! Rick And Bob Versus The World


Earlier, we showed you Renault et Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn getting his media shwerve on, but what about the tumultuous twosome of the General's General Wagoner and his hetero life-mate, Bob Lutz? And although some folks might give you the full frontal, we like to take things from behind every once in a while. And as… » 9/29/06 12:19pm 9/29/06 12:19pm

Breaking! Kirk Kerkorian's Got A Stomach For More GM

KirkKerk, like the Mona Lisa, has a dangerous smile when he's thinking about his beloved loved despised General Motors. Guess he and his hetero life partner, Tracinda, are thinking about what they'll do once they've snagged off of the street up to 12 million more shares of the company, which would give it more than a… » 9/28/06 11:52am 9/28/06 11:52am

Ghosn's Napoleonic Complex Continues, Now Eyeing A Ford-Renault-Nissan…


According to the triumvirate of Bloomberg newsies — Jacqueline Simmons, John Lippert and Jeff Green — the man at the head of the wannabe-number-one is casting his net about looking for someone else to be a part of his team, and he's likely snared a big fish out in Dearborn, MI. That's right, now that family guy Bill… » 9/25/06 7:55am 9/25/06 7:55am

Ghosn Going To Get Free Checks! Renault, Nissan Reportedly Hiring Banks…


Word on the street from both the business boys over at Bloomberg and the fiscal yet still frisky folks at the Financial Times is Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's gone and hired advisory banks for a possible alliance with General Motors. The Financial Times report says Renault's hired investment bank BNP Paribas as… » 9/06/06 11:38am 9/06/06 11:38am

Intro The New GM Media Strategy: CEO Rick Wagoner Waxes On The Opel…

Initially we believed — and frankly many GM PR staff seemed to confirm — the General's strategy for the next 90 days was going to be "Get Rick the hell away from cameras." However, we now think we were a bit hasty in snapping to that assessment. Exhibit A would be the above announcement for the Opel Corsa. Normally,… » 7/18/06 5:45pm 7/18/06 5:45pm

The Wall Street Journal's "Big" Plan For Ford, GM


The WSJ proves yet again despite being a newspaper on business often times they appear to know nothing about business. The triumvirate of WSJ talking heads, Rob Cox, Edward Chancellor, David Vise are offering up their version of a "solution" to GM and Ford's woes. For some strange reason Cox et al. believe the way to… » 7/18/06 11:12am 7/18/06 11:12am

Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda Dodges Fastballs From CNBC's Bartiromo

There are so many great combinations of "Dodge r " and "Tom LaSorda" — we almost don't know where to start. Ok, well — we'll just play it straight down the plate then. Chrysler President and CEO Tom LaSorda sat down on CNBC's "Closing Bell" with Maria Bartiromo to answer some questions on the late-night dinner between… » 7/17/06 12:49pm 7/17/06 12:49pm

Toyota! Toyota! Toyota! #2 Automaker War-Games Options for GM Alliance


We kind of knew Toyota wasn't going to stand by and let their big shot at being number one best automaker drop away like they were the last gal left standing at the Sadie Hawkins dance. Although it's rumorific like nothing else and complete conjecture — the weekly mag on all-things Business is reporting Toyota may… » 7/15/06 8:50pm 7/15/06 8:50pm

Rick And Carlos Have Dinner; General Motors, Renault-Nissan Arrange…


Rick and Carlos had dinner last night in Metro Detroit — and although folks may not know where, we do know they've now moved from an agreement to sit down and talk about an "alliance" — to an agreement to discuss for 90 days an "alliance." But for us anyway, the question of "where" they ate is much more interesting —… » 7/15/06 11:00am 7/15/06 11:00am

Here's Looking At You, Rick: Carlos "Big Man" Ghosn Heads To GM


GM's Rick Wagoner took to the stage earlier this week, and yesterday it was Carlos Ghosn's turn on the runway. We already gave you a look at Ghosn's conquest of the beaches of Bartiromo, but that wasn't his only foray into the media wilds yesterday. Ghosn sat down for coffee and pastries with all sorts of print… » 7/14/06 11:22am 7/14/06 11:22am

Ghosn Goes Live All Over CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

Maria "The Hottness" Bartiromo had GM's newest and biggest pal, Carlos "Big Time" Ghosn (more on that later on) on "Closing Bell" yesterday. Although Ghosn didn't say much more than he already has — there was one additional nugget of knowledge the sparkling Bartiromo gleaned from the boisterous Renault-Nissan CEO,… » 7/14/06 9:00am 7/14/06 9:00am