It's not uncommon for fragile countries to seize pension assets. That's far less likely in America, but the government still poses a risk to retirement saving
The retailer has pledged to spend an additional $250 billion over the next 10 years on U.S.-made products
Obama can reassure the public and instill confidence that the investigation will be conducted properly
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The formerly unthinkable has happened: General Motors, once the world's most powerful corporation, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to reorganize as a smaller, more viable company. In the mid-1960s, GM made half of all vehicles sold in the U.S. and employed more workers than any other company in the nation. But by the late 1970s, the forces that would bring down the industrial giant were already in play: legacy labor costs, competition from foreign automakers, and rising fuel prices. Here's an interactive look at GM's decline since its production peak in 1978.
Data sources: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, GM, Toyota, Detroit News, state of Michigan, Wall Street Journal, Ward’s AutoInfoBank, IHS Global Insight, Google Finance, Hoover’s, SEC filings, Motor Intelligence, Energy Information Administration
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