General Motors Corp. says retail sales of its popular midsize cross/utility vehicles and red-hot midsize Chevrolet Malibu sedan have suffered as a result of recent labor strife that caused inventories to fall too low. An 81-day strike by United Auto Workers union members between February and May at American Axle & Mfg. Holdings Inc.’s plants in Michigan and New York forced the auto maker to idle or slow production at 30 manufacturing sites, including seven assembly plants, because of a ...

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