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GM’s Akerson reaffirms commitment to Opel

RUESSELSHEIM, Germany — General Motors Co.’s top executives have reaffirmed their commitment to Opel, the US auto group’s money-losing European subsidiary, promising to invest another $5.2 billion in the company.

GM chief executive Dan Akerson said at a news conference held at the company’s German headquarters Wednesday that GM was ‘‘fully supportive of the Opel turnaround plan’’ and that the Detroit-based group ‘‘must have a strong presence in Europe and especially here in Germany.’’

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