Why Detroit is going all-in on heavy-duty trucks

Feb 6, 2019
General Motors this week announced plans to build a new heavy-duty Chevy Silverado pickup truck in Michigan as it cut 4,000 jobs.
The heavy-duty chassis of the new General Motors 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is shown at the GM Flint Assembly Plant on February 5, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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GM's profit outlook is rising after announcing restructuring in November

Jan 11, 2019
Back in November, General Motors unloaded a big bummer of an announcement: five plant closures, about 15,000 layoffs and the dispensing of several car models. GM said all that would save $4.5 billion by 2020. Today, GM CEO Mary Barra said the company expects 2018 earnings will be stronger than previously expected and said 2019 […]

GM Canada's company town has learned from past layoffs

Dec 6, 2018
As the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, plant has shed jobs, the local economy has been forced to diversify.
Image of the General Motors plant and headquarters in the 1940s.
Courtesy of the Archival Collection at the Oshawa Museum

Amid cutbacks, tariffs are adding to GM's financial woes

Nov 27, 2018
GM announced plant closures in North America and thousands of layoffs, tariffs are also weighing down the car company.
A worker wears a t-shirt during a information session at Local 222 in Oshawa, Ontario, on November 26, 2018.
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GM pursues winning skill set with big layoffs

Nov 26, 2018
General Motors is shutting down production of some of its less-profitable vehicles, closing some plants and cutting an estimated 14,000 jobs. It will double its investment in autonomous and electric cars in the next two years in an effort to get ahead of major changes in the automotive landscape in America.  Click the audio player […]
A sign is viewed at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly as they announced the closing of multiple facilities including this one on November 26, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Why American auto companies no longer want to sell actual cars

Nov 26, 2018
The Big Three — Ford, GM and Chrysler — are moving away from car sales in the U.S. and instead focusing on bigger vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks for the American market.
Chevrolet Cruze cars offered for sale in Lyons, Illinois.
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GM to slash 14,000 jobs in North America

Nov 26, 2018
The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off.
GM CEO Mary Barra addresses the 2018 General Motors Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
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What Honda's investment in GM means for self-driving cars

Oct 3, 2018
Autonomous cars made more interesting in a deal that's more Silicon Valley than Detroit.
The logo of U.S. carmaker General Motors, or GM, is visible on the front grille of a GM Hydrogen 4 fuel cell-powered car at a presentation by Opel and GM on November 26, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
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Ralph Nader recalls life under surveillance by General Motors

Sep 28, 2018
In a web exclusive, the consumer advocate explains how a run in with GM fueled his career.
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Detroit carmakers cut production amid sales slump

Aug 1, 2017
July sales are down across the board for the Detroit Three automakers, 15.5 percent for GM, 10 percent for Chrysler and 7.5 percent for Ford. That makes seven straight months of declines for the U.S. auto industry at large. Now, considering the last two years basically broke every kind of sales record in the books, […]