NEW YORK – Bob Lutz, General Motors Corp. vice chairman-global product development, isn’t willing to characterize an ongoing American Axle Mfg. & Holdings Inc. strike, which so far has forced GM to idle more than 20 plants, as “convenient.” But he does say a strike of a few weeks hasn’t hurt the auto maker, especially given the bloated inventory of fullsize pickups and SUVs, for which the supplier provides axle modules. Ward’s estimates GM is losing more than 6,000 units of ...

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