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GM backs out of CES splash

GM CEO Mary Barra introducing the Chevrolet Bolt in 2016 at CES in Las Vegas
The last time Barra spoke at CES was in 2016, when she introduced the Chevrolet Bolt. (Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images)

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has backed out of a planned keynote speech at CES, missing out on what was likely to be a splashy debut of GM's latest innovations on the tech industry's biggest stage.

Why it matters: Barra had been expected to show off at least one prototype of an upcoming barrage of electric vehicles. But because of a six-week strike this fall by UAW autoworkers, the show cars couldn't be produced in time.

UAW president to take leave of absence during corruption probe

In this image, UAW president stands in front of a clear plastic podium.
Gary Jones in July 2019 in Detroit. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones will begin a leave of absence on Sunday in the midst of a federal corruption probe, CNBC reports.

The backdrop: Twelve people have been charged in the ongoing investigation as of this week, per CNBC. UAW and General Motors approved a four-year labor contract on Oct. 25, ending the first U.S. auto strike in 12 years. Five days later, the union reached a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company, as well.

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