Outside of a likely sale of the Hummer division, General Motors Corp. stands by its multiple-brand strategy in North America even as its international operations suggest a leaner portfolio works better. Overseas operations continued to post impressive gains in the year’s second quarter, growing 10% compared with year-ago, primarily driven by the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Yet, GM offers fewer brands internationally than in its home market, where eight nameplates ...

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