Most U.S. automakers in China are having a tough time

Jan 7, 2020
Mass market models have suffered most.
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Tesla's Cybertruck tries to make a dent in a tough market

Nov 28, 2019
Detroit dominates U.S. pickup truck sales. Traditionally it's been hard for newcomers to break in.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck.
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Jobs report preview: Behold, the GM effect

Oct 31, 2019
Don't expect much from the Labor Department's monthly numbers, analysts say.
Members of United Auto Workers picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly during the strike on Oct. 16.
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What GM workers are thinking as they join picket lines

Sep 16, 2019
"We're getting little pennies compared to [GM executives]," one worker told Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson.
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Why GM auto workers are striking

Sep 16, 2019
The UAW strike across the country could cost General Motors upwards of $100 million a day.
A sign in front of United Auto Workers Local 598 after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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UAW says its 49K members at GM plants will go on strike

Sep 15, 2019
After contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers Union and General Motors break down, strike action planned for midnight on Sunday.
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How the closings of two auto plants changed Hamtramck and Detroit's Poletown

Aug 14, 2019
When the Dodge Main plant closed in 1979, local leaders offered GM tax breaks and more land to move in. Now the GM plant is closing, too.
"The Spirit of Detroit" monument sits downtown. In the background is the Renaissance Center, where GM is headquartered.
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In China, Cadillac is not your grandma’s luxury car

Jul 5, 2019
While it’s been on a decades-long slide in the U.S., Cadillac sales are booming in China.
A luxury Cadillac XLR on display at a ceremony in Beijing, China in 2004.
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GM shifts gears in Ohio, winding down production at Lordstown plant

Mar 8, 2019
For 1,500 workers, the road ahead is an uncertain one.
As the final Chevy Cruze shift ended, some workers gathered outside the plant to protest GM’s decision to put the facility in “unallocated” status.
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GM reports strong fourth-quarter earnings

Feb 6, 2019
General Motors released positive fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday. This comes just two months after the car manufacturer pledged to eliminate several car models and reduce its workforce by 14,000 jobs. GM says the planned factory closures and layoffs will save the company at least $2 billion this year. Robust pickup truck and SUV sales have helped GM […]
General Motors CEO Mary Barra holds a media briefing prior to the start of the 2015 GM Annual Meeting of Stockholders at GM world headquarters June 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. 
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