General Motors (NYSE:GM) recently hit a 52-week high, and is near its all-time high. Why are shares up 55% in the past year? As Motley Fool analysts John Rosevear and Rex Moore discuss in this edition of Motor Money, it has a lot to do with the U.S. government being close to exiting its position in the venerable automaker.

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