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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. The company is the largest American automobile manufacturer, and one of the world's largest. As of 2018, General Motors is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. GM is incorporated in Delaware.


GM recalls 640,000 trucks because seat-belts can cause fires

Automaker says high-tech seat-belts can squirt gasoline, potentially setting carpets ablaze
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As Tesla preps 'Cybertruck,' electric pickups gain steam. But does anyone want one?

Electric pickups are coming. The only question is, will Americans buy them? Tesla, Ford, GM, Rivian and others think the answer is yes.
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Tesla unveils its futuristic 'Cybertruck' [Video]Tesla unveils its futuristic 'Cybertruck'

Tesla finally gave the world a look at its new electric pickup truck on Thursday. The Cybertruck is a futuristic take on a traditional vehicle, with an angular body made of thick stainless steel. The..

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GM sues Fiat Chrysler claiming UAW bribes cost it billions [Video]GM sues Fiat Chrysler claiming UAW bribes cost it billions

General Motors filed a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, alleging bribes to the United Auto Workers gave Fiat Chrysler an unfair advantage that cost GM billions of dollars. Conway G. Gittens..

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Parts with passports: GM’s NAFTA road to production [Video]Parts with passports: GM’s NAFTA road to production

Some of the parts and components that go inside a General Motors automobile should come with passports since they cross the U.S. border several times thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement..

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S&P 500, Nasdaq set record closing highs [Video]S&P 500, Nasdaq set record closing highs

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at all-time highs on Friday with investors encouraged by an upbeat jobs report and a rebound in Chinese manufacturing. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot-owner PSA confirm merger plan [Video]Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot-owner PSA confirm merger plan

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA confirm they plan to merge, creating the world's fourth-largest automaker. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Fiat talking to Peugeot-Citroen over merger [Video]Fiat talking to Peugeot-Citroen over merger

Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA have confirmed they are in talks over a tie-up that would create one of the world's biggest automakers. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Ex-California governor slams GM for backing Trump [Video]Ex-California governor slams GM for backing Trump

Former California Governor Jerry Brown slammed General Motors on Tuesday for siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission..

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Strike costs GM $3 bn in profit [Video]Strike costs GM $3 bn in profit

The 40-day labor strike cost GM around $3 billion in profit this year, pushing the automaker to slash its earnings forecast. But as Fred Katayama reports, shares rose on its sales gain in the U.S..

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How a tiny aluminum maker won protection [Video]How a tiny aluminum maker won protection

This U.S. plant operated by Century Aluminum on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River is a relative success story in an industry still reeling from global competition. Conway Gittens reports.

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UAW and GM reach tentative labor deal [Video]UAW and GM reach tentative labor deal

General Motors and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative deal on Wednesday for a new four-year labor deal. Freddie Joyner reports

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GM appeals directly to employees, riling UAW [Video]GM appeals directly to employees, riling UAW

General Motors took the unusual step of appealing directly to employees in a blog post on Friday that laid out the terms of the automaker’s latest offer aimed at ending a month-long strike, angering..

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Wall Street falls amid caution on trade [Video]Wall Street falls amid caution on trade

U.S. stocks eased Monday as reports on the U.S.-China trade front kept investors cautious. As Fred Katayama reports, consumer staples and energy stocks led the downturn.

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Fighting GM puts the squeeze on striking workers [Video]Fighting GM puts the squeeze on striking workers

United Auto Workers union member Frank Lee is walking the General Motors picket line and dodging bill collectors as a strike now in its third week takes a toll on his finances. Conway G. Gittens has..

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GM suit says Fiat Chrysler bribed UAW leaders

Fiat Chrysler paid union leaders millions in bribes to get concessions and gain advantages in labor deals, GM alleges
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After cutting 4,000 jobs, GM is hiring, but not for traditional gasoline-powered vehicles

GM is hiring despite slashing thousands of white-collar jobs this year. GM is creating a new workforce as it spends more to develop electric vehicles.
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GM's redesigned Corvette Stingray wins MotorTrend Car of the Year award

Car magazine MotorTrend named the redesigned Corvette Stingray as its 2020 Car of the Year. The Ram HD pickup and Kia Telluride SUV were also honored.
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Ford Contract Ratified by U.A.W. Members

The terms of the four-year agreement are comparable to those the union reached with General Motors, but without a strike.
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GM autoworker strike enters day 26

The general motors strike is now in its 26th day. And with negotiations going nowhere, management published its latest offer on its website, appealing directly to workers. Both sides are being hurt..
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GM sells shuttered Ohio plant to EV truck start-up

General Motors Co confirmed on Thursday it has sold its shuttered Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio to a start-up that has an ambitious plan to begin building electric pickup trucks by the end of 2020.
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G.M. Is Selling Lordstown Plant

The idling of the Ohio factory became an issue in union contract talks. It will be taken over by a venture making electric trucks.
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Is Trump to blame for GM's biggest layoffs since the 2009 Great Recession?

President Trump threatens to cut government subsidies going to General Motors after GM announced it will close four U.S. plants. Margaret Brennan breaks down the question.
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Trump boasts of 'blowout' 303,000 jobs report, leading economists to puzzle over his math

Trump touted 'blowout' 303K jobs added in October, more than twice figure reported. He accounted for prior months revisions and GM, census effect
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Factbox: GM strike sends ripples across auto parts suppliers

Several auto parts makers and suppliers have lowered their full-year forecasts and disclosed hits to quarterly earnings from the 40-day strike at No.1 U.S. carmaker General Motors .
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Economy added solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike and loss of census workers

Employers added jobs in October. Economists expected 85,000.
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Hiring surged in October despite GM strike

Employers added a surprisingly strong 128,000 jobs while the unemployment rate ticked up to 3.6%
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What to Watch For in the October Jobs Report

The Labor Department’s monthly data is expected to be the weakest in a while, held down in part by the General Motors strike.
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Several automakers back Trump in two other California vehicle emissions suits

General Motors Co , Toyota Motor Corp , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and other major automakers late Thursday sought to intervene on the side of the Trump administration in two additional legal..
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk welcomes GM competition

General Motors recently announced plans to double its investment in electric vehicles and that’s just fine with Elon Musk. Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on 60 Minutes
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Ford and U.A.W. in Tentative Contract Deal

Days after a long strike at General Motors ended, Ford’s four-year contract is poised to go to a ratification vote.
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Ford reaches tentative labor deal with United Auto Workers union

Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers union on Wednesday announced a tentative agreement for a new labor deal, allowing the No. 2 U.S. automaker to avoid a strike like the one that cost its larger..
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White House Pressed Car Makers to Join Its Fight Over California Emissions Rules

Monday’s surprise move by G.M., Toyota and other car makers to back President Trump in his fight with California over pollution rules followed calls from the White House.
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Ex-California governor slams GM for backing Trump on tailpipe emissions

Former California Governor Jerry Brown slammed General Motors Co on Tuesday for siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency and tailpipe..
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GM says UAW strike cost nearly $3 billion but still turns third-quarter profit

The United Auto Workers' 40-day strike against General Motors damaged the carmaker's earnings, but GM still generated a third-quarter profit.
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40-day strike cost General Motors nearly $3 billion

Labor action will slice automaker's profits for the year, though latest earnings top analyst forecasts
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General Motors fires three Flint UAW workers over violence, threats during strike

General Motors has fired three UAW workers at Flint Assembly Plant in Michigan for threats of violence during the strike as well as acts of violence.
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General Motors to restart Mexican plants after labor deal ratified

General Motors Co will gradually restart operations at several idled plants in Mexico beginning this weekend, after unionized workers for the U.S. automaker ratified a new labor contract, the company's..
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GM calls UAW workers back to plants, targeting truck assembly first

GM said UAW workers will resume work Monday, but at some pickup production plants, the automaker is looking for volunteers to start sooner.
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Timeline: UAW members ratify new labor deal with GM to end strike

The United Auto Workers union said on Friday its members ratified a new four-year labor contract with General Motors Co , ending the strike with the No. 1 U.S. automaker after 40 days.
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UAW turns to Ford after GM workers approve new contract

The United Auto Workers union said on Friday it has chosen Ford Motor Co as the next U.S. automaker the union will negotiate with after workers at General Motors Co approved a new contract deal.
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GM workers end 40-day strike after approving new contract

Union salutes autoworker's "sacrifice" after calling an end to the longest walkout against the car maker since 1970
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Autoworkers ratify a new labor contract with GM, ending a 6-week national strike

The UAW said Friday that its membership ratified a new four-year contract with General Motors bringing a six-week strike to a close.
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G.M. Workers Appear Set to Approve Contract and End Strike

Voting by 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers is scheduled to wrap up Friday, and operations could start to resume Saturday.
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GM contract vote by striking UAW workers heads into final hours

Striking workers at General Motors Co factories in the United States finish voting on Friday on a proposed four-year contract that could end a 39-day strike that has cost the No. 1 U.S. automaker more..
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What's on the line for GM workers as contract vote looms

Some 50,000 UAW members are voting on a contract with the automaker after longest strike in a half century
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UAW workers defend GM strike: 'Some people feel we make too much money'

UAW workers for GM are voting on a proposed contract that would end a nationwide factory strike that started in mid-September.
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UAW picket struck by car, killed outside GM plant in Tennessee

A United Auto Workers picket was struck and killed Tuesday by a driver outside the General Motors plant in Spring Hill amid an ongoing strike.
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Here's how the UAW-GM ratification process works and what members are voting on

About 46,000 UAW workers will began voting on a tentative General Motors contract agreement later this week. Here is how the process works.
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It's 'possible' UAW workers will strike Ford, FCA if pushed for contract concessions

As General Motors awaits ratification of a contract to resolve its longest labor strike since 1970, Ford and Fiat Chrysler aren't free of strike risk.
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Trump awards huge G-7 contract to himself, then reverses decision; GM workers on strike set to vote on new labor deal.
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GM workers on strike set to vote on new labor deal

This is a critical week for General Motors. Strikers are set to vote Friday on a tentative new labor deal. It would end a 35-day walkout that has shut down General Motors production across North..
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Are unions back? GM, Chicago teacher strikes show how unions can start winning again

Striking workers last year hit a 32-year high. Approval of labor unions is near all-time high. GM workers and teachers are winning. Are unions back?
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'I have no spare money': UAW strike against GM spotlights the struggles of temp workers

The GM-UAW strike highlights the rise of temp workers, which are also a growing segment of the workforce in health care and academia.
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Union approves ratification vote to end GM strike

Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees who've been on the picket line since September 16 will begin voting on a tentative contract on Saturday. (Oct. 17)
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G.M. Deal Saves One Plant, Union Says, but 3 Others Stay Shut

The United Automobile Workers said the tentative contract agreement would provide wage increases and improve the prospects of temporary employees.
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Workers celebrate GM-UAW deal, show union power in industry

Bargainers for General Motors and UAW reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike.
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GM strike: Workers reach tentative deal with General Motors

Nearly 50,000 striking GM workers may soon be back on the job after the United Auto Workers reached a proposed tentative deal with the company. The workers joined the picket lines on Sept. 16, halting..
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AP Top Stories October 16 5P

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Oct. 16th: Trump gets House rebuke U.S. troop withdrawal; Pompeo aide testifies in impeachment inquiry; Chicago teachers strike appears imminent; GM workers..
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Tentative deal reached that could end GM strike

Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reach a tentative contract deal that could end a monthlong strike (Oct. 16)  
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GM, UAW strike deal: Automaker, union reach tentative agreement on new contract

General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a proposed tentative agreement on a new contract Wednesday, the 31st day of a nationwide strike.
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U.A.W. Announces Tentative Contract Deal With G.M.

The accord, which needs ratification by a majority of the company’s 49,000 union workers, could end a strike that has idled plants for a month.
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United Auto Workers leaders reach deal with GM

Proposed agreement, which must be approved by union membership, could end a month of picketing by nearly 50,000 workers
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