Wagoner never saw the ax coming in Washington

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By John Crawley WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - Rick Wagoner, late of General Motors Corp , never saw the ax coming. When he arrived at the Treasury Department for a meeting last Friday with Obama administration's autos task force, he was a 32-year GM veteran and a chief executive carrying the weight of the company's wrenching restructuring on his 6-foot-4 frame. Pressure for him to quit last fall when he first approached Washington for a bailout had faded. But Wagoner's plan for a GM ...

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