The federal government is getting closer to exiting its position in General Motors (NYSE:GM) and may be out by the spring, according to the Detroit News. The $49.5 billion bailout began in 2008 and earned the company the nickname "Government Motors."

In this segment of Motor Money, analysts Rex Moore and John Rosevear talk about this end of an era, as well as what it means to General Motors and its investors. (You can see the complete Motor Money show here.)

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