General Motors Corp. eliminates four shifts of pickup and SUV production at plants in the U.S. and Canada in an effort to more closely align its mix with a market turning toward more economical passenger cars and cross/utility vehicles. The cuts will remove 88,000 units of fullsize pickup production and 50,000 fullsize SUV builds from the auto maker’s 2008 North American schedule. It also results in the indefinite layoff of roughly 3,550 hourly workers. “With rising fuel prices, a ...

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