General Motors on the whole today surged back into third-quarter black ink as it reported net income of $US425 million, or $0.79 per share for the third quarter of 2003, compared with a net loss of $804 million, or $1.42 a share, in the third quarter of 2002. Total net sales and revenues increased 5.4% to $45.9 billion. However, global automotive operations profits fell from $368 million in Q3 2002, to just $34 million for the quarter this year.