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GM denies reports about CEO Dan Akerson’s pay rise


General Motors today strongly denied media reports that said the company had requested an increase in CEO Dan Akerson's compensation for 2013. The Detroit News and Bloomberg said on Monday GM was proposing to pay Akerson $11.1 million this year. The stories cited documents and people close to the matter. An unnamed GM official said the $11.1 million figure represents Akerson's actual ...
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GM appoints Tim Mahoney as chief marketing officer
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Report: VW CEO expects to earn less this year
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Opel may appoint Neumann as CEO this week, report says
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