CNN Money: "Time to Kick GM Out of the Dow"
CNN Money's editor at large, Paul LaMonica, thinks GM should be kicked out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. He argues that GM's poor performance, their plans to ditch HUMMER and the current 0% financing offer are all indicators that GM is in trouble. (If I were a cynic, I'd ask where he was when GM dumped Oldsmobile and had their "anyone with a pulse" financing deals.) What does LaMonica suggest to replace GM in the Dow? It "can still have an automotive component… GM is continuing to lose share to Japanese rivals Toyota (TM) and Honda (HMC). While the editors at the [Wall Street] Journal have maintained that the DJIA is only for American companies, I think that's a view whose time has passed." He concludes GM's just one of several companies "that are just not as relevant as they used to be, such as Sears, Eastman Kodak and U.S. Steel… GM's time has come." Ok — enough is enough. What took you (and everyone else) so long to figure this out?
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