General Motors Corp. says financier Carl Icahn plans to take a significant stake in the automaker. Exactly how big a stake Mr. Icahn will acquire is unclear. The company says Mr. Icahn plans to buy more than $15 million worth of stock, but less than 15% of outstanding shares. • The United Steelworkers of America has put Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. on notice that contract extensions covering 8,000 workers at nine locals will be terminated in 14 days. Negotiations for a new contract have ...

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