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Despite successful year, GM may face difficult road in 2012

General Motors (NYSE: GM) had a solid 2011, with domestic sales up 14 percent, well above the industry’s 10 percent and reflecting a gain in market share. That’s great for …


Auction for first Chevrolet Volt off the line is under way

DETROIT – The first production of the Chevrolet Volt has rolled off the assembly line at a General Motors Co. factory in Detroit, but anyone who wants to buy the …


Vestal: Faulty airbag deployment, GM rattle driver

Alana Brown-Clutter was driving her nice, newish Pontiac G6 out of her apartment complex in August when she was rocked by a loud explosion. “I thought someone had shot me,” …


General Motors chief will step down

General Motors Co. CEO Ed Whitacre says he’s stepping down Sept. 1. Whitacre says he will be replaced by GM board member Daniel Akerson, the managing director and head of …


Camp remains dealer for GM

Managers of Spokane’s Camp Chevrolet Cadillac say they’ve succeeded in persuading General Motors to leave their doors open. As part of its restructuring during bankruptcy last summer, GM announced plans …


Toyota’s pain is rivals’ sales gain in February

Toyota’s pain is its rivals’ gain. All major automakers but Toyota reported higher U.S. sales in February, and most took customers from their powerful Japanese competitor, which has been struggling …


Study: Detroit lifts quality but Toyota still king

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have made strides in new vehicle quality over the last year, but they still lag behind their foreign competitors, according to a closely watched study …


GM’s road will include its share of bumps

Everybody thinks they drive well. The ninnies who do not use turn signals. The interstate bumper-mates who measure car lengths in inches. The parallel parkers who use the concussion method.


Obama’s plan to save GM: bankruptcy, $30 billion

President Barack Obama pushed a humbled General Motors Corp. into bankruptcy on Monday and said the federal government will act as “reluctant shareholder” when it assumes a 60 percent ownership …


GM to cut 21,000 U.S. jobs, shed Pontiac

General Motors Corp. said it will cut 21,000 U.S. factory jobs by next year, phase out its storied Pontiac brand and ask the government to take more than half its …


GM, Chrysler survival plans call for more bailout billions

DETROIT – General Motors and Chrysler asked the government for an additional $14 billion in aid, a dramatic acknowledgment that conditions in the U.S. auto industry have grown significantly worse …


Toyota bests General Motors as top of the heap for ’08

Toyota Motor Corp. sold more cars and trucks worldwide than any other automaker last year, seizing the crown General Motors Corp. held for 77 years. But with its overall sales …