A decision by General Motors Co. to retime that launch of the highly anticipated ’11 Chevrolet Cruze compact car to third-quarter of 2010 from the first quarter surprises few within the industry. In fact, a later rollout of GM’s most important compact car in decades draws a measure of relief from Jim Graham, president of United Auto Workers union Local 1112. “This give us more time to make sure when it goes off the end of the line it is squeak-free,” Graham tells Ward’s. GM brokered a ...

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