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A $7.3 billion accounting charge pushed General Motors into a $3.9 billion net loss for 2017, but without the expense the company posted record per-share earnings.

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General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.

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A lawsuit alleges that General Motors has contaminated water near a Michigan testing facility since the 1980s and has attempted to cover it up.

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Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence pushed auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles. U.S. sales of new cars and trucks rose 1 percent to nearly 1.4 million, according to Autodata Corp., a market analysis firm.

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General Motors expects to have autonomous vehicles working commercially in big cities sometime in 2019.

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Auto Workers at a General Motors plant in Canada have overwhelmingly voted for a new contract, ending a strike that lasted almost a month.

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General Motors is buying a small company that is developing Laser light sensors for autonomous cars, a move the automaker says will speed deployment of self-driving technology.

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About 2,500 workers at a Canadian General Motors plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox SUV are on strike in a dispute over job security.

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Southeast Michigan is becoming a leader in developing “connected” roads and traffic signals that will “talk” directly to the next generation of cars.

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General Motors is extending the normal two-week summer shutdown for at least two U.S. car factories because of slumping sedan sales.

Spartan Motors Opens New Plant To Build Isuzu Trucks

Jun 14, 2017
Spartan Motor's Steve Guillaume with one of the new Isuzu trucks.
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Spartan Motors in Charlotte, Michigan, has opened a new 85,000 square foot assembly building to manufacture Isuzu trucks.

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A Michigan-based economist says the American car companies stand to benefit from President Trump’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement rather than terminate the deal.


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GM keeps profit forecast despite head winds in US market. 

GM to end Delta Twp third shift in May

Mar 6, 2017
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More than a thousand General Motors hourly workers in Delta township will be laid off in May as the automaker ends third shift operations there.

The move--which many expected—was announced on Monday.

It comes after the automaker’s decision to shift production of the next generation GMC Acadia to Spring Hill, Tennessee.

The Delta plant has produced the first generation Acadia since 2006.

It will lower the number of hourly employees at the facility to about 2,100.

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A major announcement from GM is forthcoming. $1 billion in company investment is planned.

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