Detroit Free Press: Penske to Close Saturn Deal Wednesday, Jill Lajdziak Said to be Retiring from GM

Tim Higgins from the Detroit Free Press: Detroit businessman and booster Roger Penske is on track to close a deal to buy General Motors' Saturn division on Wednesday, the Free Press learned today. The official announcement could come Thursday. Several signs point to a final deal soon: Jill Lajdziak, Saturn's general manager, has asked for an early retirement package from GM, an indication that she is leaving, a person familiar with her decision said. Saturn dealers have been asked to sign new franchise agreements with Penske. Joe Serra, who owns two Saturn dealerships, believes everything is on track. "It looks like they are probably on the two-yard line," Serra said.

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TiVo Alert: See the Saturn Vue Hybrid on "Renovation Nation" Tonight

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From Lisa Gilpin at ImSaturn: Saturn has teamed up with Planet Green's "Renovation Nation." Steve Thomas is the host, and works with a variety of groups and individuals to make their homes more green and cost-efficient. Tonight's episode begins a summer-long journey around the country, where Steve will work with a variety of local Habitat for Humanity groups. You'll see the Saturn VUE hybrid play a key role, and the season will culminate in late August with a special Detroit episode, featuring the Saturn "Hands on Home" project.