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GM has extended its employee discount program just long enough for us to train our overseas replacement, go on a rampage and get convicted on several counts of attempted murder (so much for our aim). Ok, we're being jackasses exaggerating. GM has, however, renewed our employment until September 30. Now, its aim won't be to reduce its 2005 inventory exclusively, it'll also be to promote a new line of light trucks. Just like Ford, the discounts will apply to a large portion of GM's 2006 full-size pickups and SUVs. (Cash flow, baby, that's where it's at.) No word from Ford and Chrysler, but expect them to follow along. [Thanks to Zerin for the tip.]

GM extends employee discounts for everyone [Reuters]

GM Extends Employee Discount Through Labor Day [internal]