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A study of labor costs among foreign automakers in the US shows a ten-dollar gap between the per-hour rates of the domestics and the imports. The difference between the Detroit 3 and their import competition equates to $250 more in labor costs per car for the domestics.

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Fortune's new World's Greatest Leaders list includes a few automotive bosses. GM CEO Mary Barra and Tesla boss Elon Musk are mixed in with people like Pope Francis and Apple leader Tim Cook.

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Plus: Notes On The 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, GM's Plans For Mexico And The Lincoln Continental

We curate the week's events with a focus on Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear. Plus, other news and notes from around the car world.

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In the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker's faulty part.

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The UAW is preparing its negotiation position with carmakers later this year. Its primary objective will be the elimination of the two-tier wage system created in 2007 to help the automakers through bankruptcy, but that position "is a non-starter" for the car companies.

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Plus: Notes On The Jeep Chief, Scion's New York Plans And The Cadillac CT6's Powerful New Engines

We curate the week's events with a focus on General Motors' dramatic scale back in Russia. Plus, other news and notes from around the car world.

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Luxury Brand Promises New Powertrains For New Vehicles In New Segments

Cadillac debuted its new family of V6 engines Friday, but that's not all General Motors' luxury brand has in store for the coming years.

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The next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rides on a modified version of the Alpha platform with over 70 percent unique parts, and the pony car also gets a tweaked V8 engine.

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GM will pull Opel and "mainstream" Chevys from the Russian market in order to focus on Cadillac and vehicles like the Camaro, Corvette and Tahoe.

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Trademark filings are the tea leaves of the auto industry. Read them carefully – and interpret them correctly – and you might be previewing an automaker's future product plans. Here's a list of 10 we want to see go from paperwork to production reality.

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An editorial in the Harvard Business Review heavily criticizes GM for bowing to a group of activist investors and buying back $8 billion in stock. The piece rails against the idea of these buybacks in general.

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Sergio Marchionne called a partnership with Ford or GM "technically feasible," before adding that "nothing substantive" was in the works.

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Just as Chevrolet prepares to launch the sixth-generation Camaro, the current, fifth-generation car is about to hit a major milestone: 500,000 units sold in the United States.

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General Motors will reduce the mileage cap on Chevrolet and GMC powertrain warranties from 100,000 to 60,000 miles, although the five-year limit will remain.

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General Motors is agreeing to a $5 billion stock buy-back and other provisions in exchange for Harry J. Wilson not running for a seat on its board. The compromise ends an attempt by activist investors to return even more money to shareholders.

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GM May Also Phase Out Volt/Ampera in Europe

Remember the Opel Ampera, the European Volt? Well, General Motors may sell the Bolt electric vehicle as an Opel in Europe.

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BluepointLondon Takes Over Chargers; EDI Converts Pickups To PHEVs

Nissan and Endesa plan mass-market vehicle-to-grid offering Europe. Despite reports, BMW says Apple won't base its electric car on the i3. BluepointLondont is taking over EV charger management from Transport for London. EDI converts light-duty GM pickups to plug-in hybrids.

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Ahead of autonomous vehicles, lightweighting, and hydrogen fuel cells, the MIT Technology Review puts vehicle-to-vehicle communications on its list of Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2015. But with car hacking making more headlines more frequently, will V2V be just another way to for your car to be remotely commandeered?

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Automaker Makes Buildings More Energy-Efficient

Chevrolet is the only automaker to be awarded by EPA for emissions-reduction efforts in 2015.

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General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year.

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JD Power's latest Vehicle Dependability Study had it all, surprising us with Buick's second place position while reaffirming Lexus' dominant reliability.

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