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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 2019, General Motors is ranked #13 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes [Video]

S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes

U.S. stocks soared Monday, and the S&P 500 closed at a 10-week high. As Fred Katayama reports, encouraging data for a potential coronavirus vaccine and the promise of more stimulus for the economy sent..

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U.S. auto plants restart their engines [Video]

U.S. auto plants restart their engines

The U.S. auto industry slowly returned to life Monday. As Fred Katayama reports, some assembly plants reopened after the two-month lockdown.

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Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen [Video]

Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen

U.S. employers have cooled to the idea of testing workers for possible immunity to the coronavirus as they prepare to reopen factories and other workplaces. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines [Video]

U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines

Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday (May 11), paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict..

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Trade worries drive Dow, S&P down [Video]

Trade worries drive Dow, S&P down

The S&P 500 and the Dow fell on Wednesday but the Nasdaq ended higher. The indexes pulled back late in the session after U.S. President Donald Trump said China may or may not keep a trade deal between..

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Self-driving cars find use in challenging times [Video]

Self-driving cars find use in challenging times

After being sidelined as non-essential businesses, some self-driving car companies can put their vehicles back on the roads to make food and other deliveries - a win-win scenario that allows them to..

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GM suspends dividends, buybacks [Video]

GM suspends dividends, buybacks

General Motors said Monday it has suspended its quarterly cash dividend and its share buybacks to save cash in the face of the coronavirus crisis that has severely hurt global auto sales. Fred Katayama..

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Automakers make push to reopen plants [Video]

Automakers make push to reopen plants

Global automakers reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic are accelerating efforts to restart factories from Wuhan to Maranello to Michigan, using safety protocols developed for China and U.S. ventilator..

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GM gets $500 mln ventilator contract [Video]

GM gets $500 mln ventilator contract

The United States awarded General Motors a $489 million contract Wednesday to produce ventilators to treat severely sick coronavirus patients. Fred Katayama reports.

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Tesla engineers show off prototype ventilator [Video]

Tesla engineers show off prototype ventilator

Tesla engineers have shown off a prototype ventilator that founder Elon Musk says will be supplied free to U.S. hospitals. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Trump uses defence mechanism to ensure ventilator production [Video]

Trump uses defence mechanism to ensure ventilator production

US President Donald Trump invokes defence mechanism to compel General Motors to make ventilators. Mr Trump said: "This afternoon, I invoke the Defence Production Act to compel General Motors to accept,..

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Trump tells GM to make ventilators amid patient surge [Video]

Trump tells GM to make ventilators amid patient surge

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers to require General Motors to build much-needed ventilators as U.S. hospitals brace for a patient surge. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Trump invoking Defense Production Act to acquire more ventilators [Video]

Trump invoking Defense Production Act to acquire more ventilators

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said that he is invoking the Defense Production Act to require General Motors Co to build much-needed ventilators for coronavirus patients after he accused the..

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General Motors And Ventec Partner To Make Critically Needed Ventilators [Video]

General Motors And Ventec Partner To Make Critically Needed Ventilators

As hospitals confront a critical shortage of ventilators due to the novel coronavirus, GM is stepping up. GM announced they will be retooling a plant in Indiana to manufacture ventilators with Ventec..

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Ford, GM and FCA under gun to restart, rebound before cash dries up

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General Motors workers step up to make masks

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GM's trim specialists have gone from sewing car seats to protecting lives

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GM begins production of ventilators for U.S. government

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GM says it is ready to deliver first batch of critical care ventilators

General Motors Co said on Tuesday the first batch of ventilators needed to treat severely sick coronavirus patients were ready for delivery to the United States government.
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US military medics in NYC, Ellen DeGeneres returns to TV, GM face masks: 5 things to know Monday

US military medical personnel deploy to New York, Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams are returning to TV and more news you need to know Monday.
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GM partners with Honda to make two new electric vehicles at GM plants

GM and Honda will partner to develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM's global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries.
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GM turns shuttered Warren plant into face mask supplier

GM is seeking paid volunteers from its workforce to start making face masks at its once-idled Warren Transmission plant in Michigan starting Monday.
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Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman

Now part of the long list of women the president has insulted: a governor, a reporter, the head of General Motors and, of course, the House speaker.
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Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators Before Trump’s Attack

The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.”
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Trump's attack on GM over ventilators quickly turns to praise

President Donald Trump, who excoriated General Motors Co on Friday and invoked emergency powers to compel the production of badly needed ventilators to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, has abruptly..
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Trump tells GM: Stop 'wasting time', build ventilators to address coronavirus

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Trump drags GM, Ford into political war over ventilators to fight coronavirus

General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co got dragged into the political war over much-needed ventilators for coronavirus patients Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at the automakers for..
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Trump blasts GM, Ford over ventilators; could order action

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Trump says GM efforts 'never seem to work out'

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Trump Administration Pulls Back From $1 Billion Coronavirus Ventilator Deal

A deal with General Motors and Ventec Life Systems to produce tens of thousands of the critical lifesaving devices seemed imminent. Then the announcement was pulled back.
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Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms

It remains unclear if the effort to enlist companies like General Motors, Apple and Hanes constitutes an effective strategy.
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Ford, GM, Tesla getting 'go ahead' to make ventilators: Trump

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Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler agree to close all US plants due to coronavirus

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GM, Ford say employees have tested positive for Covid-19

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GM employee at Michigan tech center tests positive for coronavirus

General Motors Co said on Tuesday an employee at its Michigan technical center tested positive for coronavirus.
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GM unveils 10 future EVs, new batteries and its plan to beat Tesla

GM showed its EV plans to reporters, revealing 10 new electric vehicles and a new battery it developed to reduce its cost to put people in EVs.
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Here's when you can preorder, and see, GMC's new Hummer electric pickup

General Motors provided dealers with information about selling the new all-electric Hummer pickup and says it will start taking preorders in May.
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GM engineer went from recording Jennifer Lopez to creating car sounds

Meet the GM engineer who left the rock 'n' roll world working with J. Lo and others to reinvent the sounds inside Cadillac cars and GM's future EVs.
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Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

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GM to restart production in China from Feb. 15

General Motors said on Monday it would restart production in from Feb. 15 in China, where the country is dealing with a coronavirus epidemic which has killed more than 900 people.
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GM put 2019 pickup owners at risk with brake defects, safety expert says

GM tells 160,000 owners of 2019 pickups to not drive if they see brake warnings on their dash. Safety experts say the alert should have been sooner.
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The 'lost Corvettes' are revealed: Forgotten for decades, rare Corvette collection to be given away

Thirty-six rare Corvettes, one for each of the first 36 years of the General Motors sports car, will be given away in a sweepstakes.
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If you're up for riding in a robotaxi, General Motors' Cruise wants you to meet Origin — at some point

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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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General Motors shocks nearly 1,000 temp workers with full-time promotions; Ford promotes 592

Ford Motor Co. also moved 592 temporary workers to permanent full-time status on Monday, the UAW said
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Larry David says former Jets GM laughed at him when he told him to draft Lamar Jackson

Larry David is a huge Jets fan. And, apparently, pretty, pretty, pretty good at evaluating young QB talent. He told ex-GM to take Lamar Jackson
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Why SUVs are getting bigger and bigger: GM, Toyota, Ford enlarge hefty vehicles

GM's decision to bulk up the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe makes the automaker the latest to enlarge already-big SUVs. Why? Americans want more space.
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Why GM is developing technology for self-driving vehicles for the US military

GM is gambling that the military will want to buy its car technology to use on military vehicles. That's why the automaker started GM Defense.
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U.S. agency upgrades probe into 1.7 million GM vehicles

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it is upgrading an investigation into 1.7 million General Motors Co vehicles for windshield wiper failures.
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GM unveils redesigned, larger Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban SUVs

General Motors has reengineered its Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs for 2021 and, surprise, made the popular vehicles even bigger.
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Strong November Jobs Report Counters Anxieties Over Weakening Economy

The Labor Department’s report was much stronger than the one last month, helped in part by the end of a General Motors strike.
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Economy added booming 266,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%

Employers added booming 266,000 jobs in November, a total partly inflated by the return of striking GM workers. Economists expected 184,000 gains.
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GM, LG Chem to build $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio

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GM, LG Chem partner to build $2.3B battery plant near closed factory in Lordstown, Ohio

GM and LG Chem will invest $2.3 billion and build a new plant near Lordstown, Ohio, to build batteries for electric cars.
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GM, LG Chem to announce EV battery joint venture in Ohio

South Korea's LG Chem said on Thursday it would invest $916 million in its U.S. subsidiary by 2023 to set up an electric vehicle battery joint venture with General Motors .
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General Motors kills the Buick Regal: GM continues to cut passenger cars

General Motors is taking further steps to reduce its passenger car lineup by killing the Buick Regal after nearly half a century of sales.
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GM to lay off 800 workers at Detroit plant that will be retooled to make electric vehicles

GM will lay off hundreds of workers at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. The automaker will retool the plant to make electric vehicles.
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12 most anticipated new cars and trucks of 2020: These upcoming vehicles are ones to watch

Electric vehicles from General Motors, Ford, Tesla, Rivian, Volkswagen and Porsche make our list of most anticipated new cars and trucks of 2020.
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GM recalls 640,000 trucks because seat-belts can cause fires

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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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