The controversial effort provided billions in loans for makers of fuel-efficient vehicles. Then Fisker came along.
The company's problems still resonate across a broad spectrum of the US economy.
The shares that have been rising lately are the ones that need these kinds of numbers.
The automaker already warned in February that earnings would be lower than usual. Now add $750 million for self-inflicted safety recalls.
The United Auto Workers pitched in to get the entire industry back on its feet, Bill Ford says.
The automaker already has acknowledged a link between the faulty ignition switch and 12 deaths and 31 crashes, but a glaring loophole in federal bankruptcy law could impact any payouts.
One company has won the cola wars -- but the other has the edge with investors going forward.
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