General Motors Corp. agrees to sell its Hughes Electronics subsidiary to EchoStar Communications Corp. for nearly $26 million in stock and cash. GM will technically spin off Hughes and merge it with EchoStar in a tax-free deal. EchoStar is offering $5.5 billion in cash financing, half of which GM will provide as a bridge loan, and a 0.73 share of its stock for 0.75 of each Hughes share. The deal, subject to regulatory approval by the U.S. government, would give EchoStar control of 90% of ...

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