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GM expands board to 13 with Meg Whitman and NBA's Mark Tatum

Mar. 25, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday that it has expanded its board to 13 members and appointed former Hewlett-Packard chief Meg Whitman and NBA executive Mark Tatum as directors. The 64-year-old Whitman, who also previously led eBay and the short-lived video...

Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for first time

Feb. 16, 2021 14:50 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The seemingly unstoppable rise of Bitcoin continued Tuesday with the cost of a single unit of the digital currency rising above $50,000 for the first time. The price of Bitcoin has risen almost 200% in the last three months and its volatility...

Marriott CEO Sorenson, 62, dies of pancreatic cancer

Feb. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EST

Marriott Chief Executive Arne Sorenson, who grew the company into the world’s largest hotel chain and steered it through a global pandemic that has been catastrophic for the travel industry, has died. He was 62. Sorenson reduced his schedule at Marriott this month to...

GM's Chevy Bolt SUV joins parade of new US electric vehicles

Feb. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution regulations and calls to reduce emissions to fight climate change. The latest offering comes from General Motors, which...

Autoworkers face uncertain future in an era of electric cars

Feb. 11, 2021 12:59 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When General Motors boldly announced its goal last month to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035, it didn't just mark a break with more than a century of making internal combustion engines. It also clouded the future for 50,000 GM workers whose skills — and jobs...

GM 2020 profit drops, but it makes $6.43B despite pandemic

Feb. 10, 2021 11:50 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' profit fell 4.5% in 2020, but a strong second half more than offset the effects of pandemic-related factory closures and a costly air bag recall. The Detroit automaker said Wednesday it made $6.43 billion as demand for its vehicles surged...

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

Jan. 19, 2021 14:59 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars. In the partnership announced Tuesday, the companies said Microsoft’s Azure cloud and edge computing platform would be used to...