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Ford and GM Scale Back Production Amid Chip Shortage

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. are scaling back production, the latest example of how the computer-chip shortage is affecting auto makers.

GM said Thursday it is temporarily idling its two main pickup plants in Silao, Mexico, and Indiana. Both of those plants produce GMC Sierra pickups and Chevrolet Silverados. GM is also idling production at three other factories for a couple of weeks, which will mean temporarily ceasing production of different SUV models like the Chevy Traverse.

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