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2019 Buick Encore - Driving small in style

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We were skeptical when Buick introduced the 2013 Encore mini-crossover. We openly wondered if such a diminutive vehicle - even in the exploding small entry-level luxury crossover segment - would go over with the Buick crowd who were accustomed to much larger offerings.

America's fifth-largest trucking company 'defrauded' the Department of Defense, DOJ suit alleges

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Department of Justice said on Dec. 14 that it is suing subsidaries of YRC Worldwide for allegedly overcharging the Department of Defense.

GM Hits Federal Tax Credit Phase-Out Of 200,000 EVs Sold In U.S.

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It will be more difficult for GM to compete soon. According to our estimates (see Monthly Plug-In EV Sales Scorecard), General Motors crossed the mark of 200,000 plug-in electric car sales in the U.

If you could handle the insanity, Tesla was the best auto stock to invest in for 2018

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Tesla and Elon Musk took us on a wild ride in 2018 — but the stock is still the best performer in the US auto sector. Tesla has surged at the end of 2018, becoming the only auto stock I cover that's in positive territory, beating out the S&P 500 index and GM, Ford, FCA, and Ferrari.

We drove a $30,000 Hyundai Kona SUV to see if it's ready to compete against Jeep, Honda, and Toyota. Here's the verdict.

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Hyundai Kona is one of the newest contenders in the subcompact crossover SUV market.  Its rivals in the market include the Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, Toyota CH-R, Nissan Kicks, and Mazda CX-3.

The 7 Best-Performing Tech IPOs of 2018

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - There have been 188 initial public offerings so far in 2018, and about one-fifth of them have been in the technology space. A few of the more highly anticipated ones, like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, and Lyft, actually didn't materialize this year, while other companies such as Spotify went public via the direct listing route instead of an actual IPO. Below are the top seven performers of the tech stocks that finally did hit the public markets, based on returns from the initial offering price of the shares, which are often allocated primarily to institutions.

GM is issuing layoff notices for 5 US and Canadian factories — but over 1,000 workers are interested in relocating

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GM has begun to notify hourly workers of layoffs at five plants in the US and Canada. The carmaker has 2,700 positions available at other facilities.

People are furious about the way the Port Authority decorated the Holland Tunnel entrance for Christmas — but now they're getting a chance to vote on it

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey received criticism – and laughter – this week for its placement of holiday decorations on the letters above the Holland Tunnel's entrance. As cars enter the Holland Tunnel's New Jersey tollbooth plaza, travelers can see wreaths over the letters "O" and "U" and a Christmas tree design covering the letter "N" in the word "Holland.

2019 Chevrolet Spark Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If you're not obsessed with owning an SUV and want something new that won't bust the budget, there aren't many options. The good news is that the 2019 Chevrolet Spark hatchback doesn't feel like a compromise. Despite its rock-bottom price it offers a surprising amount of technology, reasonable interior space for a minicar and great mileage.

GM says it has 2,700 jobs available for workers slated to be laid off

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be quite as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 U.S. factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved. Blue-collar workers will still lose jobs at four U.S. plants slated for closure next year, but most will be able to find employment at eight other GM factories where jobs are being added. Some would have to relocate. GM still plans to lay off about 8,000 white-collar workers and another 2,600 factory workers in Canada.