The company’s growth pressured the automaker’s resources, while its achievements led to complacency, some say. Now, the Toyota recall is spreading across the globe.
In dispatching GM's Rick Wagoner and directing carmakers toward clean cars, Obama indicates tax dollars won’t come free.
GM is asking the US Treasury for an extra $16.6 billion. Chrysler wants another $5 billion.
As productivity abroad rises, US manufacturing is competing by trimming workers and wages.