Fiat’s Marchionne Is Cheered in Detroit, Jeered in Italy

At a rain-sodden charity event in Detroit earlier this month, Mayor Dave Bing and other city leaders showered Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne with kind words. The warm welcome contrasts sharply with the mood in Marchionne’s home country of Italy, where as leader of Fiat SpA he is more likely to be vilified than praised by politicians.

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