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Stock Market Report (Studio: Scott Pelley) #1017315

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The record profits for GM 3 years after being bailed out noted.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) Interview held with GM CEO Dan Akerson†† about GM’s comeback; scenes shown from a Detroit plant where Volt electric cars are assembled; details given about Akerson’s background and about criticism from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and others that the bailout was unnecessary. [AKERSON - says all 3 big auto makers are profitable; comments on the government’s shareholder status; says President Obama’s administration did a good job; states without a bailout you could have written off this industry and this country.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Sales of GM cars, including Buicks, in China cited.

Pelley, Scott;
Reynolds, Dean

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