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When Technology Inspires, Even Boomers Embrace It

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Boomers tend to be instinctively apprehensive about modern technology -- people texting instead of talking, phones buzzing mid-conversation, tweets a twittering in ways that make little sense to a generation still trying to conquer the TV remote

White House Reportedly Calling The Shots On GM IPO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/DETROIT (Reuters, By Clare Baldwin, Soyoung Kim and Kevin Krolicki) - Steve Girsky remembers sitting at his kitchen table in New York on the...

GM To Buy AmeriCredit Corp. For $3.5 Billion To Expand Subprime Lending

AP | TOM KRISHER and DAVID PITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors is getting into the subprime lending business. And that means taxpayers are, too. But these car loans aren't as risky ...

GM's Massive IPO: Are You Buying It?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP) - Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell ...

How Ed Whitacre Is Rebuilding General Motors

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill George

It's no secret I have been critical of General Motors management, right up to its bankruptcy filing a year ago. For decades, GM management focused on ...

GM Lost $4.3 Billion In Last Half Of 2009

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co., steadily returning to health after its near-collapse in 2009, said Wednesday it plans to pay off its government lo...

GM Shows First Profit Since 2007

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — In less than a year, General Motors Co. has roared back from bankruptcy to a quarterly profit. Now comes the hard part: Sustaining the...

GM's New CEO: Ed Whitacre Jr., Automaker's Chairman, Will Take Top Post

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Ed Whitacre Jr. says the main reason he's taking over as permanent CEO of General Motors Co. is to bring stability to the top of the t...

Whitacre Has Much More to Learn as GM CEO than the Car Business

David Meerman Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Meerman Scott

As Ed Whitacre transitions into the full time CEO role, he's got to personally build an understanding of how people communicate online.

GM, Chrysler Dealers Reinstated? 600 Dealerships Apply For Reinstatement

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — About 21 percent of the General Motors and Chrysler dealers whose businesses are being shut down by the automakers have filed paperwor...

GM Appoints Mark Reuss As New President

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Rose

GM is not of the woods yet but it's clear the board is not afraid to do things differently and pave the way for a younger generation to lead the company as it moves forward.

GM Said to Repay Government $6.7 Billion Sooner Than Required

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — General Motors Co. will begin paying back $6.7 billion in U.S. government loans by the end of 2009 and could pay off that full amou...

GM Chairman Ed Whitacre: Unless Employees Take Risks, Resist Bureaucracy, "We're Not Going To Make It"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN --AP) - General Motors Co. Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. urged the troubled automaker's employees to forget their o...

GM's New TV Commercials -- Do They Grab You?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I like the fact that GM, having suffered from a terrible inferiority complex for the past 20 years (often based, in truth, on some pretty bad product) seems, at least for its latest commercial, to have gotten some guts back.

Whitacre, New GM Chairman: "I Don't Know Anything About Cars" | Amy Thomson and Katie Merx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

No car experience is necessary to take a top spot at the bankrupt icon of Detroit's automobile industry. Believe it or not, the newly appointed ch...

Edward Whitacre: Sued By Civil Liberties Group When At AT&T | Liz Moyer and Joshua Zumbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

London - For whom the bell tolls? It is small surprise anti-terrorism measures have an impact on open society, though resentment breeds if the measure...

Edward Whitacre Jr.: New GM Chairman Is Former AT&T CEO

Yahoo! Finance | Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: Edward Whitacre was the son of a railroad engineer, who grew up trapping frogs and shooting rabbits, according to Business Week. DETROIT (A...

ED WHITACRE: Former AT&T Executive Will Lead New GM Board | Kendra Marr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

General Motors announced this morning that Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the former chairman and chief executive of AT&T, will become chairman of the board ...

Is It Fair to Call Bill Daley a Lobbyist? Well, Actually, Yes It Is

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

In 2005 I published a profile of Bill Daley in Chicago magazine, where I'm a contributing editor. I looked back at my research and at various drafts of the article and here's what I found.