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More General Motors Trademarks: "Scottsdale" And "Silverado Big Sky"

7 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The trademark filings continue for General Motors, this time with a new name and the return of an old favorite. Filed on February 9th and 12th respectively, the Silverado Big Sky and Scottsdale names seem very likely candidates for near-future trim levels or special editions in the GM truck lineup. Show More Summary

First Chevrolet Camaro Ever Built Found And Restored

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

There is a very special significance in owning the first of something. It can mark the beginning of an era, the start of something great, and in this case, the genesis of one of General Motors most-loved nameplates. Back in the spring of 1966 a company called Fisher Body began working on a car that wore VIN number N100001. Show More Summary

GM cutting production at two plants

General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year. Continue reading GM cutting production at two plants GM cutting production at two plants originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:00 EST. Show More Summary

GM's Indonesia closure highlights automakers' emerging markets woes

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's decision to shutter a car factory in Indonesia comes as global automakers rethink the timing and scope of investments in emerging markets once touted as engines of growth. Global automakers poured billions into Brazil, Russia, India, China and other emerging markets during the past few years. Show More Summary

Strike ends at General Motors plant in Brazil

By Brad Haynes SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (Reuters) - Workers at General Motors Co's Brazilian car factory ended a six-day strike on Thursday after the company agreed to drop plans to lay off 800 employees, the union said. In a compromise...Show More Summary

General Motors Cutting Production To Relieve Inventory Glut

Facing growing dealer inventories, General Motors is cutting back production at two of its plants to adjust supply and demand. Automotive News reports Orion Assembly in Detroit and the Flex line at Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Canada will be idled in March and April, respectively, each plant to idle for four days. Show More Summary

GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia, where Japanese dominate

By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers in emerging Southeast Asia, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its branding focus to sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Show More Summary

Tech issues highlighted in J.D. Power's car rankings

Lexus scored top ranking in annual survey; General Motor's Buick and Cadillac brands also performed well

General Motors Company (GM); Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO): Billionaires Are Piling Into These 5 Capital Goods Stocks

As hedge fund managers become billionaires and their funds grow to encompass billions of dollars in capital, they are forced to invest differently to utilize all of it, sinking more money into lower margin large-cap stocks, rather than having larger chunks of their portfolios dedicated to promising small-cap equities. This makes it a lot harder […]

Suja Thomas on General Motors and the Jury System

There is an interesting discussion over at by friend-of-blog Suja Thomas (Illinois) which examines the proposed procedural changes being advanced by some large companies that would effect how discovery takes place. These changes, if adopted, would have a dramatic...

GM recalls Cadillac ATS sedan to fix sunroof controls

General Motors is recalling about 67,000 Cadillac ATS sports sedans to fix a problem with the car's overly sensitive power sunroof controls.

U.S. Automakers Improve in Consumer Report Rankings

General Motors via AP2014 Buick Enclave By TOM KRISHER DETROIT -- Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's annual brand report cards. U.S. automakers also placed three vehicles on the magazine's list of "top picks" for vehicles, the first time that's happened in 17 years. Show More Summary

Goolsbee and Krueger on the auto bailout

I have not read their new paper, but here it is (pdf), along with the abstract: This paper takes a retrospective look at the U.S. government’s effort to rescue and restructure General Motors and Chrysler in the midst of the 2009 economic and financial crisis. The paper describes how two of the largest industrial companies […]

Strike at Brazil plant catches General Motors off guard

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - General Motors Co was caught by surprise on Friday by a strike at its Brazilian car factory as workers protested a planned furlough and layoff of hundreds of staff, in the latest labor disruption in the nation's slumping auto industry. Show More Summary

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Electric Car 3 Years Behind Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) and General Motors Company (GM): Will It Be A Race of Time or Performance?

After so many rumors swirling around Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s electric car, it is confirmed that Apple is aiming to begin the production of its electric cars in 2020. It’s not a secret anymore, as Bloomberg reported that Apple is determined to start production of the electric vehicles in 2020, as said by the people having knowledge […]

Why a 2003 Ad for Saturn Cars Makes the Case for Public Transportation

A car ad that shows all of the space cars take up! Screenshot from YouTube "Sheet Metal" is a curious but very informative 2003 automobile advertisement. Saturn Corporation, which no longer exists (its parent company, General Motors,...Show More Summary

General Motors Compensation Fund Adds 75 Claims To Tally

As of this Monday, the compensation fund set up by General Motors in the wake of the February 2014 ignition switch recall received 75 more claims. Reuters reports the new overall total comes to 4,312. Of those, 3,546 were related to less-serious injuries, 288 were for catastrophic injuries, and 478 were tied to fatalities. Show More Summary

GM gets 75 more ignition-switch claims; 4 more death claims approved

General Motors received 75 more claims from people about the automaker's faulty ignition switches. The number of eligible claims jumped up by 12, including four more for deaths and eight more for injuries. Continue reading GM gets 75...Show More Summary

GM hires Craig Glidden as new general counsel

General Motors gets a new general counsel effective March 1 with the hiring of Craig Glidden to take the spot of the automaker's top attorney from long-time employee Michael Millikin. Continue reading GM hires Craig Glidden as new general...Show More Summary

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