DETROIT – Former Obama Admin. auto task force chief Steve Rattner calls General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre a “hero” and says industry observers should “wake up every day and thank God” he is leading the auto maker. Rattner deflects criticism of the former AT&T chairman following his presentation to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago here. Despite frequent management shuffles at GM in recent weeks, Rattner says he sees no evidence Whitacre’s moves are “anything but ...

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