Reuters is reporting General Motors will be idling its Hamtramck Assembly plant on Monday as a result of the ongoing strike at American Axle. The Detroit area plant currently builds the Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne and joins 30 other plants affected by the parts shortages. Though shuttering plants is never good news, the situation will allow General Motors to reduce their bloated vehicle inventories. We're wondering if it's time for embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to join the American Axle picket line, so the media mob following him actually bothers covering a real story. [Reuters]


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