NEW YORK - Stocks posted their largest drop in a month on Wednesday as traders locked in recent gains after a provisional budget deal out of Washington removed one of the near-term reasons for the Fed to keep up its current pace of economic stimulus.
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DETROIT - With General Motors Co in recent days setting in motion big changes around the globe, the focus for new Chief Executive Mary Barra and her team will be making cars and trucks that prove popular enough to help end losses in Europe, analysts said.
- JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon said on Wednesday he was thankful congressional leaders had reached a budget deal and was "less worried" about the impact of an eventual scaling back of the Federal Reserve's market-friendly stimulus measures.
LONDON - PSA Peugeot Citroen's board has approved a plan for an alliance with Dongfeng in which the Chinese carmaker and the French state would buy large minority stakes at a 40 percent discount to Peugeot's current share price, a source familiar with the matter said.
- Leaders from Boeing Co and its Seattle-area machinists union met on Wednesday about restarting talks that could lead to building Boeing's new 777X jetliner in Washington state, where the current 777 is built.
Today, GM announced its new CEO will be Mary Barra, the company's current head of global product development.