The U.S. Treasury is selling 40% of its stake in General Motors (NYSE:GM), a sale valued at $5.5 billion. GM is the last of the big automakers still partially owned by the government after the auto industry bailout. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Isaac Pino discusses why the deal has caused a short-term jump in share prices and cautions investors to take a broader perspective on this industry, and its headwinds, before basing any investment decisions on this deal.

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