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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]

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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

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

Self-driving cars find use in challenging times

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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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GM's mask operation: a glimpse into the factory of the coronavirus era

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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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US military medics in NYC, Ellen DeGeneres returns to TV, GM face masks: 5 things to know Monday

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GM partners with Honda to make two new electric vehicles at GM plants

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Fiat Chrysler, GM try discounts, online buying to lift plunging U.S. sales

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Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman

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

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GM to add 1,200 jobs at Michigan plants to meet SUV demand

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