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General Motors is out — of Europe, that is. The carmaker is selling its two European car brands Vauxhall and Opel to a French carmaker called PSA Group, which owns Peugeot and Citroen. GM is selling its European brands for $2 billion and is agreeing to be on the hook for $4 billion in pensions and retirement plans. There are good reasons for GM quitting Europe — GM has not made money there in the 21st century.

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