General Motors Corp. confirms plans to eliminate a production shift at its Delta Township, MI, assembly plant due to moderating sales of its ’08 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook cross/utility vehicles. However, the cutbacks do not necessarily portend a decline in demand for the CUVs, some industry analysts say. Elimination of the plant’s third shift, which amounts to 1,000 workers, will occur near the end of November, a spokesman for the auto maker says. Layoffs are effective ...

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