The demand of trucks forces US manufacturers to close their factories

U.S. auto makers, responding to weaker demand for sedans and other passenger cars amid low gasoline prices, are rebalancing production at U.S. factories in favor of building more sport-utility vehicles and trucks.

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General Motors Co. said it plans to add 650 hourly workers in Tennessee at a plant making the GMC Acadia and the Cadillac XT5, two midsize SUVs. Idled for three years after the auto maker’s 2009 bankruptcy, the Spring Hill, Tenn., factory is playing an increasingly important role in GM’s U.S. operations.

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