Polar Vortex Strains Systems; General Motors Halts Factories


Auto makers closed factories, airlines interrupted thousands of extra planes and energy suppliers urged customers to turn down thermostats as the Midwest continued to seize Thursday with deadly Arctic temperatures.

At least eight deaths have been linked to the polar freezing, including a student in Iowa found dead Wednesday and a 55-year-old Milwaukee man who died shoveling snow.

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