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  1. Business - Companies - MOTOR INDUSTRY

    General Motors issues three more recalls covering 474,000 vehicles

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:01pm by Associated Press in Detroit

    ... Associated Press in Detroit US car making giant General Motors suffers further threats to its reputation for safety by announcing three recalls involving cars mostly sold in the US General Motors has extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing on Friday three more recalls, including one involving its top-selling vehicle. The recalls, part of a top-to-bottom ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    General Motors fined US$35m over delay in recall

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:10am by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Washington General Motors fined US$35m over delay in recall US safety regulators have fined General Motors US$35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths. It's the maximum penalty that the government can impose and the first time an automaker has been fined that much. But the amount ...

  3. News - World - MOTORING

    General Motors seeks protection from legal claims for pre-2009 conduct

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Detroit General Motors to seek protection from claims General Motors has revealed in court filings that it will soon ask a judge to shield the company from legal claims ... into a new company and an old company. Claims from before the bankruptcy would go to "Old GM", called Motors Liquidation, while claims after the bankruptcy would go to the new General ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US parents demand truth over suspicious deaths in General Motors cars

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Parents demand truth over car deaths Standing on the lawn of the US Capitol in the path of an early spring breeze, Renee Trautwein tearfully braced herself to relive the worst morning of her life. In a few hours, Mary Barra, the chief executive officer of General Motors, would be pressed to answer why the largest US carmaker did not act sooner to fix an ignition ...

  5. Business - Companies - MOTORING

    General Motors recalls 1.5 million vehicles over ignition defects

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York General Motors makes second re-inspection in as many months as safety fears mount Troubled carmaker recalls 1.5m vehicles General Motors has recalled a further 1.5 million vehicles, some for possible problems with ignitions blamed for 12 deaths. Last month, GM called back 1.6 million cars amid questions over why it had taken years to address ...

  6. News - World - MOTORING

    Documents show General Motors had early knowledge of switch defect linked to 13 deaths

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:29pm by Reuters in Washington and Detroit

    ... Reuters in Washington and Detroit Suspicions giant US automaker General Motors choose not to replace faulty ignition switches because it was too expensive boosted by release of Congressional documents General Motors engineers were well aware of serious problems with ignition switches in GM small cars, but rejected several opportunities to make fixes, according to dozens ...

  7. News - World - MOTORING

    General Motors chief ‘sorry’ for deaths related to recalled cars

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:32pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Detroit New CEO admits firm waited too long to bring vehicles in for repairs GM chief 'sorry' for deaths tied to late recall The top executive of General Motors has apologised for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars in for repairs. Faced with a crisis just ...

  8. News - World - SAFETY

    Watchdog says 303 people died in car models recalled by General Motors

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Detroit Watchdog says 303 died when airbags failed to deploy, far more than 12 claimed by carmaker Hundreds more died in car models recalled by GM US safety regulators have recorded 303 deaths when airbags failed to deploy in 1.6 million compact cars recalled last month by General Motors, according to a study released by a safety watchdog. The new report and higher ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - CORPORATE

    General Motors' Mary Barra part of new breed of woman tech executives

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:08am by Bloomberg

    ... science Mary Barra, who has been named the new CEO of General Motors, is the latest of a new breed of woman executives to reach the top corporate ranks with a background in science, technology, ... There have been waves. Now the auto industry cracked, the defence industry cracked, and with IBM, the tech industry has been cracked." Barra began with GM in 1980 as a student at General Motors ...

  10. News - World

    US government expects to sell its remaining General Motors stock by end of the year

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:03pm by AP

    ... DETROIT (AP) — US government expects to sell its remaining General Motors stock by end of the year. ...




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