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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Tesla stock is soaring. Madness or visionary investing?

Eight months after it seemed headed for the corporate junkyard, Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Hummer is making a comeback, but this time it’s electric

The Hummer, once a gas-guzzling target for environmentalists, is making a comeback. But this time around it won’t burn fuel or spew greenhouse gases.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people.


Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway

General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

GM bids to buy land for a new battery factory in Lordstown

General Motors wants to build a new battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio, right next door to its former car assembly plant that it shuttered and sold last year.


Police: General Motors employees caught racing in Corvettes

Two General Motors employees driving new 2020 Corvette Stingrays apparently had a need for speed.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

General Motors to invest $1.5 billion in Missouri plant

General Motors will invest $1.5 billion to make what it calls the “next generation” of mid-sized pickup trucks at its plant near St. Louis, the company’s president said Friday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio plant

General Motors has agreed to loan $40 million to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at a massive Ohio assembly plant GM shut down earlier …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival

General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

GM workers ratify contract, 40-day strike to end

General Motors workers voted 57.2% in favor of a new contract with the company, bringing an immediate end to a contentious a 40-day strike that paralyzed GM’s U.S. factories.


Worker pay increases, factory closings move forward under tentative GM contract

Contract eetails were posted Thursday on the union website as factory level union officials met to decide if they’ll approve the deal.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.


UAW says negotiations with GM have ‘taken a turn for the worse’

The UAW’s lead negotiator said Sunday that talks with General Motors have “taken a turn for the worse.”


UAW strike forces GM to close Mexican pickup truck factory

A parts shortage caused by a strike by the United Auto Workers union has forced General Motors to shut down its pickup truck and transmission factories in Silao, Mexico.


Talks set to carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike vs GM

Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday after a pause overnight as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ U.S. plants

The roughly 49,000 United Auto Workers at General Motors’ plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight because contract talks have broken down.


Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

A top United Auto Workers official says the union and General Motors are far apart on major issues, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

GM hires Google to make infotainment system more like phones

General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

UAW picks GM as bargaining target, workers authorize strikes

The United Auto Workers union has picked General Motors as the target company for this year’s contract talks with Detroit’s three automakers.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder …


U.S. agency probes effectiveness of 2014 GM seat belt recall

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit gets $1.15B investment

A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from President Trump over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a …


Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way …


UAW joins Canada autoworkers’ call to boycott GM cars made in Mexico

The UAW is joining Canada’s autoworkers’ union, Unifor, to apply pressure on General Motors to keep five plants in North America running.


GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to …