Downsizing

The End of the Hummer

General Motors couldn't close the deal on selling their behemoth Hummer brand to Chinese heavy-equipment maker Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co. The two companies had been in talks about the sale, but were stalled by the Chinese government, according to the Associated Press. The Hummer brand, known for its oversize, gas-guzzling, and, some may argue, American ethos, wasn't an appealing buy for Beijing. GM says it will discontinue the Hummer.