GM further cuts production in North America due to global chip shortage

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) -General Motors Co extended production cuts in North America on Wednesday due to a worldwide semiconductor chip shortage that has impacted the auto sector. The U.S. automaker said its Wentzville, Missouri, assembly plant would be idled during the weeks beginning March 29 and April 5. It will extend down time at its plant in Lansing, Michigan, which has been idled since March 15, by two weeks. The action was factored into GM’s prior forecast that it could shave up to $2 billion off this year’s profit, spokesman David Barnas said. GM did not disclose how much vol…

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