The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Bryan White and Matt Argersinger dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Despite third-quarter profits falling 53%, due largely to special legacy-related charges, shares of General Motors (NYSE:GM) rose 4% today. Our analysts explain the special charges that weighed GM down for the short term this quarter, take a look at the broader success of the company's turnaround, and talk about their interest in the auto industry as a whole.

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