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DETROIT — There are reports that General Motors and United Auto Workers have reached an agreement to end a strike. 

The deal on a four-year agreement comes on day 31 of a strike that has kept tens of thousands of workers from their jobs and cost the company more than a billion dollars.  The union said the strike will continue until its UAW GM Council can vote on the proposed agreement.  It is expected to consider that deal tomorrow. 

It was the longest strike against GM since 1970.  Hopes for a deal improved yesterday when GM CEO Mary Barra and President Mark Reuss joined the negotiations.  The United Auto Workers is also on strike with two other companies, Aramark and Mack Trucks. 

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