General Motors Corp.’s board of directors gives management the go-ahead to move ahead with “exploratory discussions” with Renault SA of France and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. of Japan for a 3-way global alliance. The decision, reached during a regularly scheduled teleconference late today, comes exactly one week after the proposal was brought to light by billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, whose Tracinda Corp. controls 9.9% of GM stock. It also brings closer to reality the prospect of Renault ...

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