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GM To Build More Cars Overseas

Talk about irony: The U.S. is shoveling billions into General Motors to revive the nation's economy, but the company wants to move many of its jobs overseas in order to cut labor costs. GM wants to double the number of cars they build in Mexico, China, and South Korea—leaving Obama's auto task force in an awkward position: they can either force GM to keep jobs at home, even though it would financially strain the already-troubled company, or let GM outsource and face political fury. "If GM is going to do more of its production overseas, then why exactly are we saving GM?" said Robert Reich, the former labor secretary.