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GM supply numbers still show some trouble spots

General Motors has aggressively cut inventory and production levels this year amid plateauing U.S. sales and pressure from Wall Street to align production with demand. But it may not be done downsizing its operations just yet.

Will Congress have final say on NAFTA?

President Trump doesn't have a completely free hand when it comes to trade. Congress has certain authorities to regulate international commerce, and NAFTA was enabled by a series of domestic laws that only Congress can change.


A buy-sell that's built for the future

GPB Capital replaced Abrams Capital as majority investor in Prime Motor Group. GPB and Prime see the deal as a bid for survival in a changing auto-retail world.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Get self-driving tech into cars now

I have heard a lot about the features and advantages of autonomous vehicles and how they are being tested on some public roads and highways.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Harvey Lamm
The auto industry’s big mistake

Awd offered significant benefits to drivers and the industry, but it was largely ignored by the industry in the early 1970s. Today, as co-founder of VNG.co, a provider of natural gas fueling for light vehicles within retail gasoline stations, I see the industry making a similar mistake.

UPDATED: 10/5/17 4:23 pm ET - adds closing share price
GM begins to convince some investors of tech chops

A surprising theory is fueling a long-awaited breakthrough for GM shares: that the stuffy century-old automaker may have some technology chops, after all.

COMMENTARY: Michael Wayland
Randy Mott built GM's IT engine

General Motors has accomplished more with its information technology transformation in the last five years than many thought was possible. But it wouldn't have been possible without GM overcoming one its biggest challenges: talent acquisition.

Self-driving tech on factory floors

As Japanese carmakers race to put autonomous vehicles on the road, one of their biggest suppliers is working to use the same technology to automate the small vehicles used in auto assembly plants.

GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.

COMMENTARY: Sharon Silke Carty
Volvo, take the wheel

News Editor Sharon Silke Carty was amazed at her driving skill while at the wheel of a 2018 Volvo XC60. But who was really in control?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Gasoline will not be banned

I do not believe that any country will ban the sale of gasoline — in 2025, 2030, 2040 or any other time this century.

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