And they said Obama would run them into the ground.. GM could post 2010 profit, CFO says - USATODAY.com DETROIT — If the economy cooperates and auto sales recover a bit, General Motors has a reasonable chance of turning a full-year profit in 2010, its new chief financial officer said Wednesday. Former Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell, at his first meeting with reporters in Detroit, said the automaker is making money in Brazil and China, in the middle in North America and struggling in Europe. "Relative to where we were a couple of years ago, that's enormous progress," he said in a conference room at GM's downtown Detroit headquarters. A full-year profit for GM, which left bankruptcy protection in July, would be the company's first since 2004 when it made $2.7 billion. It has posted more than $88 billion in losses since then.