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UAW president shows support for U.S. plan to explore import duties

UAW President Dennis Williams is supportive of the Trump administration's efforts to launch a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs.

GM's Barra on China's tariffs: Level playing fields or 'open up the markets'

General Motors CEO Mary Barra wants China to further reduce its protective tariffs. "I'd like to see it be level," she told Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein during an event in New York.

GM's motorsports czar at speedways: Flat-out fun

On race days, Jim Campbell is an ambassador for GM to its teams, drivers, sponsors and racing league officials. He's there to make sure things are operating as smoothly as possible and if there is a problem, how to fix it.

Downsized engines a test for GM pickups

Ford's success with its V-6 EcoBoost engines has proved that V-8 engines aren't necessarily the default choice for pickup buyers. The question now is: How low can you go?

Downsized engines a test for GM pickups

Ford's success with its V-6 EcoBoost engines has proved that V-8 engines aren't necessarily the default choice for pickup buyers. The question now is: How low can you go?

GM will equip big '19 pickups with I-4 turbo in mpg battle vs. Ford, Ram

UPDATED: 5/18/18 10:29 am ET - corrected

GM is doubling the number of engines available on the retooled 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, including a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can run on two cylinders to increase fuel economy. The 2.

GM to equip big '19 pickups with I-4 turbo in fuel efficiency battle vs. Ford, Ram

UPDATED: 5/18/18 10:50 am ET - corrected

GM is doubling the number of engines available on the retooled 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, including a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can run on two cylinders to increase fuel economy. The 2.

GM gets defense unit ready for deployment

UPDATED: 5/13/18 1:57 pm ET - corrected

The new GM Defense marks a major growth area and return to military work for the automaker after it sold a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003.

How Waymo plans to develop and deploy its brand

Instead of spending billions on brick and mortar manufacturing and the development of its own products, Waymo is partnering with automakers.

GM plans new $65M parts warehouse in Michigan

General Motors plans to expand its parts and processing operations in mid-Michigan with a $65 million warehouse.

Bitter pill for UAW at GM's Orion plant

A new agreement could become a template for lowering costs at other car plants that have experienced production declines due to slow-selling products.

GM says 2017 Chevy Bolt needs software update

UPDATED: 5/2/18 4:02 pm ET - adds details

GM is asking owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to take the vehicles to dealerships for a software update that will sooner detect a potential battery issue that could lead to a reduction or loss of acceleration.

Former GM CEO Henderson named principal of consulting firm

Former General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson has joined a Washington consulting firm founded by some of his former GM colleagues.

GM says 2017 Chevy Bolt needs software update

GM is asking owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to take the vehicles to dealerships for a software update that will sooner detect a potential battery issue that could lead to a reduction or loss of acceleration.

GM positions OnStar as revenue centre, brand builder

General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as...

GM positions OnStar as revenue center, brand builder

General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as...

Pickup downtime hits GM earnings

General Motors' net income and operating profit sank in the first quarter because of reduced full-size pickup production, a restructuring in Korea and other costs.

Barra's compensation slid 2.8% to $22 million in 2017

General Motors said CEO Mary Barra's compensation decreased slightly percent to $22 million in 2017 due to higher performance targets.

GM's operating profit sinks 27% in Q1 on lower pickup production; net falls 59%

General Motors' net income and operating profit significantly fell in the first quarter due to planned downtime in its full-size pickup production, a restructuring in Korea and other costs.

GM Q1 operating profit drops 27% on lower pickup output; net falls 59%

UPDATED: 4/26/18 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close

GM's net income and operating profit fell sharply in the first quarter because of planned downtime of full-size pickup output, a restructuring in Korea and other costs.

GM to reinstate 3rd shift in Spring Hill, plans Holden version of GMC Acadia

GM plans to reinstate a third shift at its assembly plant in Tennessee to meet growing demand in the United States for crossovers and add production of an all-new Holden version of the GMC Acadia.

GM electrics debut in Beijing

The first vehicle announced under General Motors' ambitious effort to introduce at least 20 electric or fuel cell vehicles by 2023 will be the Buick Velite 6 for China.

Why GM has one of its own running Caddy again

In ousting Johan de Nysschen and replacing him with Canadian Steve Carlisle, a company loyalist in the vein of CEO Mary Barra, GM appears to be signalling its desire to bring Cadillac back into the fold under a single,...

GM brings Cadillac back into the fold

In ousting Johan de Nysschen and replacing him with Steve Carlisle, a company loyalist in the vein of CEO Mary Barra, GM appears to be signaling its desire to bring Cadillac back into the fold under a single, unified...

Ousted Cadillac chief de Nysschen: 'It's not personal, it's business'

UPDATED: 4/20/18 8:44 am ET -- corrected

Johan de Nysschen unapologetically challenged leadership and the Cadillac team, while drawing the ire of many U.S.


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