DETROIT -- The slow, bureaucratic giant that used to be General Motors Corp. is dead. The new GM is a big, fast-moving giant that uses its size and huge customer base to out-maneuver and out-earn its competitors. That’s the message Rick Wagoner tried to sell reporters and analysts at a special seminar in Brescia, Italy, shortly after he was named CEO in June 2000. Is it true? Well, it’s definitely doing better than its cross-town rivals, although that isn’t saying much. And GM is ...

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