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General Motors: American automotive manufacturing company
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services, with global headquarters in Detroit's Renaissance Center. It was originally founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908, as a holding company, with the present entity established in 2009 after its restructuring. The company is the largest American automobile manufacturer, and the fourth largest in the world behind Toyota, Volkswagen, and Hyundai. At its peak GM had a 50% market share in the United States and was the worlds largest automaker from 1931 through 2007. As of 2019, General Motors is ranked #13 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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Small cars are being discontinued: Why GM, Ford, Toyota have given up on subcompact cars

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GM reveals price, features of 2021 Corvette Stingray, including two new colors

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Newly organized softball team spreads message of racial harmony, wins after Trump tweet backlash

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GM to go silent for 8 minutes, 46 seconds on Juneteenth in support of Black community

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GM to revive Hummer name, but not the brand, in a new all-electric pickup

GM is reviving the Hummer name, building an all-electric pickup to be sold in early 2022.
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