Detroit's mood grim as automakers face the brink

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By Poornima Gupta DETROIT, June 29 (Reuters) - After three decades at work in a GM factory, John Martinez has reached a crossroads. Martinez, 50, must choose between retiring and making a long and expensive commute across state lines to stay with General Motors Corp . Any future he can imagine is going to be costly and tough. "My whole family is under stress," he said. The same can be said of the embattled U.S. auto industry and its recession-hardened hometown, Detroit. GM, once an ...

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