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Government Motors: Why Won't D.C. Sell Its GM Stock?

Thanks to TARP loans that saved GM, the Treasury ended up with a major stake in the world's largest automaker, and it still holds 500 million shares -- 32% of the company. Here's the reason it won't be selling them any time soon.

The Tesla-Toyota Electric Car Deal: Sweet Vindication

With this move, Tesla CEO Elon Musk (pictured, with Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, left) has a chance to silence the critics of his company and his stewardship, blunting contentions that Tesla would have died without Uncle Sam's recent largesse. The main complaint: Tesla wasn't a real car company. This deal changes that -- and a lot more.