This Automaker Addresses Its Biggest Weakness

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This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Austin discuss GM's reported plan for trying to shore up its European operations. The company has lost more than $15 billion in Europe since 1999, and CEO Dan Akerson has been extremely vocal that the results are unacceptable. Recent reports indicate that GM will close one or two factories in the continent. GM is finally making tough decisions in Europe, which should help the company get back on track there.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Ford. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendFord and General Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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