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General Motors says the Lordstown plant, the first of five North American facilities it plans to close by 2020, will end production of the Chevy Cruze on Wednesday. 

The United Auto Workers has filed a federal lawsuit against General Motors to stop the closing of plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming their collective bargaining agreement forbids the closing or idling of plants. 

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President Trump told governors yesterday that automakers are returning to Ohio and other states, a remark he’s said before that fact checkers have found to be untrue.

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Ohio is the number two state for vehicle production, behind Michigan. 

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators have met with General Motors executives to express concerns over repeated incidents of racial harassment at the automaker's transmission plant in Toledo. 

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The Reverend Jesse Jackson is promising to work on a solution to racial harassment incidents at the General Motors powertrain plant in Toledo.  

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An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Toledo. 

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General Motors still plans to close the Lordstown plant after CEO Mary Barra met with Governor Mike DeWine and other state and local officials this week in Detroit.  

The United Auto Workers Union is suing General Motors for allegedly violating a national contract by using temporary workers at a Fort Wayne, Indiana plant instead of employing full-timers laid off from Lordstown and other factories.  

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators met Wednesday in Washington with General Motors chief executive Mary Barra to try and keep the Lordstown plant from closing.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is sounding like all is not lost even if the Lordstown plant closes. 

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One of the last industrial anchors in what was once Ohio's manufacturing core is on life support, a little over a year after President Trump told people not to leave and promised jobs would return. 

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General Motors says it plans to cease production of some models at three vehicle assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada in 2019. It also plans to cut production at two plants in the U.S. that make transmissions. The company said the moves are part of an effort to cut 15 percent of its workforce.

It's part of a major restructuring that will prioritize the company's electric and autonomous vehicle programs.

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General Motors says it will eliminate second shift production of the Chevy Cruze at the Lordstown plant by the end of June, which could cost as many as 15 hundred workers their jobs. 

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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says General Motors allowed the harassment of a black employee at the firm's plant in Toledo to go unchecked last year.  

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General Motors is extending the normal two-week summer shutdown at factories in Lordstown and Kansas City because of declining demand for the Chevy Cruze and Malibu models.

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Honda is cutting production of the Accord at its Marysville plant, citing a decrease in sales.

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In another tweet targeting a U.S. company, President-elect Trump is threatening to tax  General Motors for importing compact cars to the U.S. from Mexico.

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General Motors says it will eliminate the third shift at its Lordstown plant due to declining sales.

Navistar International says it has reached a deal to build a version of a General Motors van at its plant in Springfield, starting next year.

General Motors has announced a 50 million dollar investment in its Lordstown plant, to help make the next generation of Chevrolet's most popular vehicle. 

General Motors says it will install a new, 14-million-dollar press at its plant in Parma.

General Motors says it will invest more than a billion-dollars in five of its factories, including one in Toledo.

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General Motors says it will transfer up to 200 workers from a closed plant in Michigan to its facility in Parma, Ohio.