GM Says Its Global Auto Market Has Risen

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. CEO Fritz Henderson says the automaker's global market share has risen slightly in the third quarter versus the first half of this year. But the figure is still below last year.

Henderson said Wednesday that GM controlled 11.9 percent of the global market in the July-September quarter, up from 11.6 percent in the first half of the year.

GM's share is down from 2008, when it controlled 12.4 percent of the global market. Henderson says that's largely because of falling sales in the U.S. and Canada. But he says other regions are performing better than expected.

Henderson says the automaker has made great strides in the first 90 days since it emerged from bankruptcy, streamlining its brands and operations and shuttering dealerships.

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