General Motors (NYSE:GM) has come a long way since its collapse into bankruptcy in 2009. With help from U.S. taxpayers and some much-improved products, GM today is financially healthy and on a global upswing.
But it isn't as profitable as rivals like Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) and Toyota (NYSE:TM), and CEO Dan Akerson is pushing hard to close that gap. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at GM's plan to improve its profit margins in North America -- and notes that the plan is likely to take a page or two from old rival Ford (NYSE:F).
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