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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Companies - VEHICLES

    GM hires crisis expert for recall response team

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg US firm seeks to repair reputation amid probe into cars with ignition flaws tied to 13 deaths GM hires crisis expert for recall response team General Motors has retained crisis ... was also joined by Michael Millikin, GM's general counsel, and Selim Bingol, head of both communication and public policy. "She's put her A-Team on this," said Jeffrey ...

  7. News - World - SAFETY

    Fix for faulty GM ignition switch linked to 13 deaths cost just 57 cents

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:41pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Congress demands answers from General Motors' new chief executive as to why it took carmaker 10 years to recall defective vehicles Fix for faulty ... from General Motors' new chief executive on why the carmaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect. At a hearing before a House subcommittee, GM's Mary Barra acknowledged under ...

  8. Business - Companies - VEHICLES

    Belated car recall first big crisis for GM's new chief

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York World's No 3 carmaker faces questions as towhy it took 10 years to act on defective vehicles Belated car recall first big crisis for GM's new chief Mary Barra is facing her first big crisis as the new chief executive of General Motors- the recall of 1.6 million cars sold in North America for defects that have been tied to 13 deaths. ...

  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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