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GM cutting production at 2 plants as car inventory mounts, sources say
11:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25 | UPDATED: 2/25/15 1:41 pm ET - Corrected
General Motors is trimming production at two of its car plants amid mounting dealer inventories, an effort to reduce stocks of the Chevrolet Sonic and Camaro, Buick Regal ...

Cadillac considers Vsport model for ATS
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23
The ATS could get an up-level Vsport model as Cadillac seeks ways to regain momentum for the compact sedan. ...

Activist Wilson to face savvy GM board
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23
There's no shortage of gravitas on the GM board as directors weigh Harry Wilson's bid for a seat and his call for $8 billion in share buybacks. ...

Cadillac's new branding effort debuts at the Oscars; CT6 gets sneak peek
7:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22 | UPDATED: 2/23/15 2:08 pm ET - adds photo, link
The commercials that Cadillac teed up for the Oscars broadcast Sunday night could be seen as simply the first step in what brand boss Johan de Nysschen has described as a ...

GM names new top lawyer as embattled Millikin retires
9:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19
General Motors has named Craig Glidden, the top attorney at a global plastics and chemicals refiner, to succeed departing chief counsel Michael Millikin. ...

Cadillac launches brand-building ad for Oscars night
1:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18
Cadillac will debut its new advertising direction during the Oscars broadcast Sunday with a contemplative commercial that quotes from a Teddy Roosevelt speech, anchored b ...

Silverado's Custom package aims lower
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
Chevrolet has made big inroads into the lucrative market for pricey pickups since a redesigned Silverado came out 18 months ago. ...

Chevy Equinox gets nip and tuck
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
The Chevrolet Equinox this fall will get its first cosmetic improvement in six years. ...

Chevy looks to expand focus-group spots
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15
It's some of the edgiest advertising that Chevrolet has shown in a long time: a commercial featuring various focus groups — little kids, seniors, bearded men, ̶ ...

Harry Wilson's unfinished business at GM
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14
Harry Wilson's quest for a seat on General Motors' board is about more than the automaker's $25 billion cash stockpile. ...

Chevy gives Equinox nip, tuck for 2016
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12 | UPDATED: 2/12/15 11:55 am ET - adds manufacturing plans
Chevrolet is giving the Equinox a facelift this fall for the 2016 model year, the first cosmetic upgrade to the popular crossover in six years. ...

GM confirms plans for Chevy Bolt production in Michigan
9:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12 | UPDATED: 2/12/15 9:37 am ET - adds link
General Motors confirmed today that it will make a production version of the Chevrolet Bolt concept that it unveiled last month, with plans to build the electric vehicle ...

Chevy Silverado Custom priced for core buyers, offers more chrome
9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12
Chevrolet, fresh off recent gains at the pricey end of the pickup market, is refocusing its aim at the everyman buyer with a more affordable, chrome-laden truck. ...

Wilson sees plenty to fix at GM
12:47 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11
Harry Wilson has made it clear that General Motors' inert cash pile is just the first problem he would like a chance to fix if he gets himself elected to GM's board. ...

How much damage can GM's financial 'fortress' sustain?
1:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10 | UPDATED: 2/16/15 1:50 pm ET - Clarifies details
Marauders are storming GM's “fortress balance sheet.” Or at least, they're knocking loudly on the door. ...

Chevy adds GearOn edition to Colorado lineup
11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10
Chevrolet is introducing a special edition Colorado pickup with an accessory system for mounting bikes, skis, kayaks and other outdoor toys. ...

Chevy teases facelift for Equinox
11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10
The Chevrolet Equinox crossover -- sales of which continue to march higher nearly six years into its current generation -- is getting a face lift. ...

GM rarely weighs in on comp claims
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9
General Motors has played the role of infrequent adviser in the handling of its compensation fund for victims of its defective ignition switch. ...

Now, GM's profit goal gets tougher
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9
Even before investors were done cheering General Motors' solid fourth-quarter earnings report last week, a question seemed to hang in the air: Can GM take it to the next ...

GM's pickup pacesetter
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7
Sheri Hickok is overseeing GM's most important vehicle program, the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. ...

The magic number for Colorado and Canyon sales
4:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5 | UPDATED: 2/5/15 5:30 pm ET
General Motors sold 8,147 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups last month. Is that good or bad? It depends whom you ask. ...

GM fails to reduce European losses
Feb. 4, 2015 14:16 CET
GM failed to reduce its losses in Europe in the fourth quarter as headwinds in Russia hit its business, but the automaker reiterated its goal of returning its European op ...

GM Q4 pretax profit surges to $2.4 billion on strong pricing, truck sales
7:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4 | UPDATED: 2/4/15 4:15 pm ET -- adds stock close
General Motors said its fourth-quarter pretax profit rose 27 percent to $2. ...

GM trucks, fleet drive 18% gain; pricing jumps
11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3
Big demand for trucks and a spike in deliveries to fleet customers sent General Motors' January sales up 18 percent from a year ago, the company's best start to a year si ...

GM adds cheaper base models to tempt cross-shoppers
2:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2
General Motors has added a new base model to several high-volume nameplates, cutting their starting sticker prices by $1,500 to $2,500. The current versions of the namepl ...

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