On Thursday's edition of the Motley Fool's Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Fool analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer take a hard and fast look at the market stories investors need to know.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) was up today, after the U.S. Treasury Dept. announced that it would sell its remaining shares of GM by the end of 2013. While this will mean the government will take a nearly $10 billion loss on its original GM investment, the TARP bailout program as a whole reaped a $10 billion net profit. In this segment, Matt and David take a look at General Motors today, whether they like the stock at today's price, and whether this was the right move for the government.

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