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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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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,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published
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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Global businesses pitch in to help battle coronavirus [Video]

Global businesses pitch in to help battle coronavirus

Companies all over the world are joining in the battle against coronavirus, helping to make ventilators, face masks and hand sanitizer. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
Stocks resume trading after halt as recession fears grow [Video]

Stocks resume trading after halt as recession fears grow

Wall Street trading was forced to temporarily stop during Wednesday's session after a 7-percent plunge in the S&P 500 set off so-called circuit breakers. Conway G. Gittens has the market update.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published
Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision [Video]

Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday (February 17) that he was angry and disappointed at General Motors decision to retire the Holden brand, although not surprised.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

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

GM and Honda will partner to develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM's global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries.
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Fiat Chrysler, GM try discounts, online buying to lift plunging U.S. sales

With auto showrooms shut during the coronavirus pandemic, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors Co moved to reboot demand with seven-year, no-interest loans and programs allowing customers to buy vehicles..
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GM turns shuttered Warren plant into face mask supplier

GM is seeking paid volunteers from its workforce to start making face masks at its once-idled Warren Transmission plant in Michigan starting Monday.
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Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman

Now part of the long list of women the president has insulted: a governor, a reporter, the head of General Motors and, of course, the House speaker.
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Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

trump uses wartime act but gm says it’s already moving fast
DETROIT (AP) - Eleven days ago, General Motors...
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Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators Before Trump’s Attack

The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.”
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Trump's attack on GM over ventilators quickly turns to praise

President Donald Trump, who excoriated General Motors Co on Friday and invoked emergency powers to compel the production of badly needed ventilators to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, has abruptly..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators

The US president said "GM was wasting time" and action was needed to save American lives.
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Trump tells GM: Stop 'wasting time', build ventilators to address coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers to require General Motors Co to build much-needed ventilators for coronavirus patients after he accused the largest U.S. automaker of..
Reuters - Published

Trump drags GM, Ford into political war over ventilators to fight coronavirus

General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co got dragged into the political war over much-needed ventilators for coronavirus patients Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at the automakers for..
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Trump slams GM CEO Mary Barra over ventilator fiasco

trump slams gm ceo mary barra over ventilator fiasco
While entrepreneurs and companies around the world are moving quickly to retool their factories to build much needed ventilators to fight Covid-19, GM wanted “top dollar” for doing so, enraging..
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Trump blasts GM, Ford over ventilators; could order action

U.S. President Donald Trump blasted General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co on Friday, calling on the two U.S. automakers to quickly build badly needed ventilators for COVID-19 patients and suggesting he..
Reuters - Published

Trump says GM efforts 'never seem to work out'

President Donald Trump criticized General Motors on Friday and cited the Defense Production Act after saying the automaker reduced the number of ventilators it said that it could provide to hospitals..
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Trump Administration Pulls Back From $1 Billion Coronavirus Ventilator Deal

A deal with General Motors and Ventec Life Systems to produce tens of thousands of the critical lifesaving devices seemed imminent. Then the announcement was pulled back.
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Factbox: Ford and General Motors' electric vehicle plans

Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co , the top two U.S. automakers, have more than two dozen new battery electric vehicles (EVs) in the pipeline, according to their executives and suppliers familiar..
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Detroit's near future based on SUVs, not EVs, production plans show

General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have widely touted their commitment to emission-free electric cars, but their production plans show a growing reliance on ever-larger gas-powered vehicles.
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Holden dealers allege being misled on GM plans

Holden dealers threaten legal action for "deceptive" and "unconscionable" conduct before the brand's shutdown.
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General Motors to draw down $16 billion in credit, suspends 2020 outlook

General Motors Co said on Tuesday it will draw about $16 billion from its credit lines in a bid to beef up liquidity amid rising business impact from the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.
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Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms

It remains unclear if the effort to enlist companies like General Motors, Apple and Hanes constitutes an effective strategy.
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Ford, GM, Tesla getting 'go ahead' to make ventilators: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that U.S. automakers Ford Motor Co, General Motors Co and Tesla Inc had been given the green light to produce ventilators and other items needed during the..
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Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler agree to close all US plants due to coronavirus

"By taking a shutdown ... we protect UAW members, their families and the community," said President Rory Gamble.
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GM, Ford say employees have tested positive for Covid-19

General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday they each have had one employee, both working at U.S. engineering centers, test positive for coronavirus.
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GM employee at Michigan tech center tests positive for coronavirus

General Motors Co said on Tuesday an employee at its Michigan technical center tested positive for coronavirus.
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GM, Ford to have white-collar employees work remotely starting Monday

U.S. automakers General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co said on Friday they will have most of their white-collar workforce working remotely as of Monday to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
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GM unveils 10 future EVs, new batteries and its plan to beat Tesla

GM showed its EV plans to reporters, revealing 10 new electric vehicles and a new battery it developed to reduce its cost to put people in EVs.
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Here's when you can preorder, and see, GMC's new Hummer electric pickup

General Motors provided dealers with information about selling the new all-electric Hummer pickup and says it will start taking preorders in May.
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GM engineer went from recording Jennifer Lopez to creating car sounds

Meet the GM engineer who left the rock 'n' roll world working with J. Lo and others to reinvent the sounds inside Cadillac cars and GM's future EVs.
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GM to add 1,200 jobs at Michigan plants to meet SUV demand

No. 1 U.S. automaker General Motors Co said on Friday it plans to add more than 1,200 jobs at its Lansing plants in Michigan to meet growing demand for its SUVs.
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Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

Nissan, BMW and GM have shown off self driving cars with spacious, adjustable interiors that are reminiscent of boutique hotels.
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The Australian identity was at the heart of Holden - then GM took it away

Holden fell out of love with us so we fell out love with it
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'Loss of an icon': Holden's end met with anger and blame

There have been mixed reactions after GM announced it will be retiring the Holden brand.
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GM shuts Australia, NZ operations; sells Thai plant to Great Wall

General Motors Co said it would wind down its Australian and New Zealand operations and sell a Thai plant in the latest restructuring of its global business, costing the U.S. auto maker $1.1 billion.
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Timeline: General Motors streamlines its international operations

General Motors Co is retreating from more markets outside the United States and China, saying on Sunday that it will wind down its Australian and New Zealand operations, while selling a plant in..
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General Motors to wind down Australia, New Zealand operations, sell Thailand plant

General Motors Co is retreating from more markets outside of the United States and China, saying on Sunday that it will wind down sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand..
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GM to scrap Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand

General Motors has decided to retire the Holden brand in both Australia and New Zealand.
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GM to restart production in China from Feb. 15

General Motors said on Monday it would restart production in from Feb. 15 in China, where the country is dealing with a coronavirus epidemic which has killed more than 900 people.
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GM put 2019 pickup owners at risk with brake defects, safety expert says

GM tells 160,000 owners of 2019 pickups to not drive if they see brake warnings on their dash. Safety experts say the alert should have been sooner.
USATODAY.com - Published

GM forecasts flat 2020 profit after a rough 2019; shares gain

General Motors Co on Wednesday forecast flat profits for 2020 and reported a better-than-expected fourth quarter result as it kicked off a new effort to win over investors stampeding into shares of..
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GM rolls back 'radical' plan to offer only three-cylinder engines in some China cars: sources

General Motors is backtracking on an aggressive promotion of three-cylinder engines in China that saw some Buick and Chevrolet models offered only in that option - a move which proved highly unpopular..
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GM recall causes brake failure in potentially thousands of pickups

gm recall causes brake failure in potentially thousands of pickups
General Motors is issuing an update to a recall because the initial recall has created more problems. After inquiries by the Detroit Free Press that started earlier in January, GM ......
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Companies Trump said would create thousands of jobs have failed to deliver

In his first address to the U.S. Congress, President Donald Trump hailed General Motors Co, Harley-Davidson Inc, Intel Corp and seven other companies as innovators and job creators, predicting they..
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