Business Briefs: General Motors, Facebook, General Mills

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General Motors will be cutting 15 percent of its salaried workforce. The company will also discontinue several low-selling vehicle models and plans to close five plants across the U.S. and Canada. The change comes as GM shifts its focus to electric and autonomous vehicles.

Facebook's war room, meant to fight misinformation ahead of the midterm elections, has shut down and the company does not intend to reopen it for future elections. It was meant to bring together different areas of the company to fight election interference. Facebook tells Bloomberg it has a new strategic plan for future elections.

General Mills wants to work with entertainment stars, writers and producers to bring their cereal characters to life. The company says "Work with Monsters" is seeking partners and collaborators and is not a sweepstakes or contest. It's unclear if future projects will be for the big screen, TV or digital, but submissions are open now.

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