GM is poised for growth as automaker targets trillions in new markets

DETROIT — Since taking over the helm of General Motors in 2014, CEO Mary Barra has meticulously cut costs, slashed about 64,000 jobs, exited unprofitable markets overseas and audaciously pledged to make GM an all-electric auto company by 2035.

Though controversial at times, each of those decisions took GM one step closer to where it is today: poised for growth in new markets.

Barra’s GM looks vastly different from the one she inherited out of the financial crisis. Leveraging its core business, GM is targeting trillions in future markets that stretch far beyond just selling cars and trucks.

“This is

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Italy’s ‘epochal’ recovery plan targets women, youth, south

Italy has the biggest share of the EU’s 750 billion euro ($907 billion) recovery pot, with 191.5 billion euros ($231.6 billion) of its six-year plan financed by EU funds. Draghi, the former European Central Bank chief, was put in the premier’s office specifically to make sure the money isn’t wasted since Italy has long had one of

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Toyoda Gosei Sets Medium and Long-Term Targets for Achieving Carbon Neutrality | Business

KIYOSU, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 5, 2021–

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 7282) has formulated new medium and long-term CO 2 reduction targets it calls “Targets 50 & 50.” It has also set CO 2 reduction targets in its 7 th Environmental Action Plan 1 covering the five years until 2025, and is accelerating efforts for decarbonization.

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Plan for achieving carbon neutrality (Graphic: Business Wire)

In moving toward carbon neutrality, Toyoda Gosei set the target of zero CO 2 emissions by 2050 in its TG 2050 Environmental Challenge. As a milestone

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Ford announces new carbon neutral targets

The carmaker announced its plans to go carbon neutral in June 2020.

The targets are part of the automaker’s first-ever combined sustainability and financial report.

“The integrated report underscores what we do to achieve our goals for the environment,” Cynthia Williams, global director for sustainability, homologation and compliance at Ford Motor Company, told ABC Radio. “It’s also the social matters and governance. It’s vital for

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Man Fights Back After Robber Targets His Family’s Car in Golden Gate Park in SF

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A Harvard Professor Called Wartime Sex Slaves ‘Prostitutes.’ One Pushed Back.

SEOUL, South Korea — The students and the survivor were divided by two generations and 7,000 miles, but they met on Zoom to discuss a common goal: turning a Harvard professor’s widely disputed claims about sexual slavery during World War II into a teachable moment. A recent academic journal article by the professor — in which he described as “prostitutes” the Korean and other women forced to serve Japan’s troops — prompted an outcry in South Korea and among scholars in the United States. It

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