General Motors Co. will forego the annual summer shutdown at most of its U.S. assembly plants to help bolster inventories depleted by demand for its new products and a newly conservative approach to production after last year’s bankruptcy. GM says nine of 11 assembly plants in the U.S. will skip the 2-week break in July. Most of the auto maker’s stamping and powertrain facilities also will remain open to support the assembly plants. The auto maker says it will be able to squeeze out an ...

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