UPDATE 8-GM slashing North American production and jobs

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(Adds new analyst and CAW chief's comments, background) By Tom Brown DETROIT, Nov 21 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. said on Monday it would cut 30,000 North American manufacturing jobs and close a dozen plants as it struggles to compete with fast-growing rivals led by Toyota Motor Corp. The cuts affect about a quarter of the North American factory work force at GM and are the deepest since it eliminated 21 plants and 74,000 jobs over four years beginning in December 1991. The ...

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