Did The CEO Obama Made Resign Actually Save GM?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/30/13 9:15am 10/30/13 9:15am

Wagoner Better As GM CEO Than Rattner Was As "Auto Czar"

Malcolm Tipping Point Gladwell, agrees with our assessment that, when it comes to "auto making," ex'ed-by-the-Obama-administration GM CEO Rick Wagoner was actually pretty effective. Steve Rattner, the ex'ed-by-a-crappy-movie "auto czar" who fired him? Not so much. [The New Yorker] » 10/25/10 8:30am 10/25/10 8:30am

Steve Rattner —

On what the Chooch-enthusiast Car Czar learned after spending time with automakers. Apparently, looking like Abraham Lincoln doesn't make you a good leader. [Fortune] » 10/21/09 4:00pm 10/21/09 4:00pm

GM CEO Fritz Henderson Confirms Former Boss Asked To Step Down By Obama

During bankruptcy testimony earlier today, GM CEO Fritz Henderson confirmed initial reports that former CEO Rick Wagoner being asked to step down by Steve Rattner, head of the President's auto task force, in a one-on-one meeting. » 6/30/09 2:00pm 6/30/09 2:00pm

Time-Traveling Rick Wagoner From The Future: "Henderson Must Be Stopped…

A naked and unshaven Rick Wagoner appeared today in a globe of light outside GM's Detroit RenCen HQ claiming Fritz Henderson is an evil robot from the future and must be stopped at all costs. » 4/01/09 4:00pm 4/01/09 4:00pm

Rick Wagoner Rewarded With $20 Million Retirement Package

Those of you feeling bad for former GM CEO Rick Wagoner, who was deposed of at the White House's behest, may cheer up at the news he qualifies for $20 million in retirement benefits. » 3/30/09 2:00pm 3/30/09 2:00pm

Fritz Henderson To Take Job Of Interim GM CEO

An Obama senior administration official explained to us on background Fritz Henderson will take the reins as interim GM CEO tomorrow once Rick Wagoner's departure is formally announced directly after President Obama's auto strategy announcement. » 3/29/09 9:33pm 3/29/09 9:33pm

Rick Wagoner To Step Down As GM CEO At Obama's Request!

The NY Times is reporting GM CEO Rick Wagoner is resigning at President Obama's behest one day before unveiling his rescue plan for GM and Chrysler. March Madness? Ha! More like Carpocalypse Carnage! UPDATE! » 3/29/09 5:07pm 3/29/09 5:07pm

General Motors Apologizes For Casual Friday Attire

GM CEO Rick Wagoner gets his priorities straight, using today's press conference to explain why COO Fritz Henderson was wearing a sweater and no tie, before hinting at CFO Ray Young's swinging lifestyle. » 12/19/08 2:00pm 12/19/08 2:00pm

CNBC: Lutz Calls Wagoner "Best. CEO. Ever."

On CNBC this morning, GM product czar "Maximum" Bob Lutz said GM CEO Rick Wagoner is "without doubt the best CEO I've ever worked for." Well, duh. Have you seen the other CEOs he's worked for? » 12/08/08 10:00am 12/08/08 10:00am

Not-So-Big Three "Bailout" Loan Agreement Could Come Today

A bailout bridge loan plan for the not-so-Big Three drawing emergency aid from an existing pool of $25 billion for green vehicle R&D and including a Cabinet-level oversight board could come as early as today. » 12/08/08 7:40am 12/08/08 7:40am

GM CEO Rick Wagoner's Chevy Volt Beats A Toyota Prius In Washington

We appreciate the exuberance of the good people over at GM-Volt regarding the 2011 Chevy Volt. In the midst of the Carpocalypse it's nice to see someone excited about GM product that doesn't begin with a "C" and end in either a "V" or a "ZR1." Still, we can't help but enjoy the humor in the statement posted with… » 12/05/08 6:15pm 12/05/08 6:15pm

Not-So-Big Three Bake Sale Raises Enough To Fund CEO Salaries

With all this talk of corporate jets, slumming it on road trips and idling hybrids, it’s easy to lose track of the human cost of Carpocalypse Now. Has anyone thought of the standard of living adjustment the Big 3 CEOs will have to take when their salaries are cut from tens of millions to a paltry $1-per-year? One man… » 12/05/08 12:40pm 12/05/08 12:40pm

To The Woman Sitting Behind Rick Wagoner at the House Financial…

...stop friggin' nodding! I know you're excited RIck said something smart, but fercrissakes some of us are trying to listen to what he actually had to say and it's really distracting. . Thank you and carry on. » 12/05/08 11:45am 12/05/08 11:45am

How The Not-So Big Three Rolled Into Washington, D.C.

The not-so-Big Three learned from their corporate travel mistake deciding to drive to D.C. this week for testimony before Congress. Thanks to our man on the scene, here's a look at the cars they chose and their meaning. » 12/05/08 10:00am 12/05/08 10:00am

GM CEO Rick Wagoner Rolls Up To Capitol Hill In Cruze-Covered Chevy…

We didn't have the video of Wagoner pulling up in the Chevy Volt mule dressed up in the skin of a Chevy Cruze earlier. Now we do. We also have to say, we're pretty happy with how the Cruze looks in motion. Pretty snazzy if you ask us. We'll take ours with a turbo 1.4-liter four-banger rather than the Volt innards and… » 12/04/08 10:15am 12/04/08 10:15am