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In North America, GM’s most profitable region, the company earned $6.6 billion before taxes, 11 per cent below 2013. That will bring record profit sharing checks of about $9,000 for 48,400 eligible union factory workers later this month. To reward employees, GM excluded recall costs and measured the profit sharing based on core earnings..

Emerging market companies also will have to adjust to this new normal. „The end of the commodity boom will be a sea change for emerging market companies,” AllianceBernstein’s Sammy Suzuki wrote in a blog post. „In the past, they could throw capital at low return projects and get bailed out by unrelenting economic growth.

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