GM Finally Cuts Its Losses in Europe

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General Motors has lost a fortune in Europe since the late 1990s -- several fortunes actually, over $17 billion in losses. The restructuring that CEO Dan Akerson initiated late in 2011 was widely expected to be just the latest in a series of failed efforts to fix GM Europe's chronic problems.

Or was it? Much to the surprise of Wall Street, GM's losses in Europe have been shrinking -- and profits might not be too far off. In this video, contributor John Rosevear looks at GM's latest results from the Old World, and explains why these changes could be a big deal for GM's stock price.

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