GM Adds a Month to Spring Hill Downtime

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Dan Strumpf from the Associated Press: As part of a larger General Motors Corp. production slowdown, a GM spokeswoman at Spring Hill says the plant will extend its downtime for the holidays by more than a month because of market conditions. Spring Hill plant spokeswoman Kate Neary said Friday that the holiday begins December 24 for GM's 3,481 employees at Spring Hill. She said production at the plant that makes the new Chevrolet Traverse had been set to resume January 5. That date has been moved to February 9. Neary said about two-thirds of employees are involved in production.

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Happy Birthday, ImSaturn!

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Saturn's innovative social networking site, ImSaturn, turns one year old this month, and Saturn is celebrating with a look back on the site's accomplishments and an addictive twist on the childhood game Pin the Tail on the Saturn (betcha can't just play once). In a blog post, General Manager Jill Lajdziak said her team was "thrilled" when 1000 folks joined within the first three weeks. Today, the site boasts almost 5000 members.