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  • GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

    DETROIT (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. The nation's biggest automaker posted a net profit of $190...

  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is for...

  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Thursday's grilling was GM's fourth appearance before...

  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Thursday's grilling was GM's fourth appearance before...

  • Senate panel examining role of GM legal department

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel will pose questions to a new set of key players Thursday as it delves deeper into General Motors' delayed recall of millions of small cars. GM CEO Mary Barra will certainly be asked about how she's changing a corporate culture that allowed a defect with...

  • GM class actions transferred to multidistrict litigation court

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The multiple class action lawsuits that were brought against General Motors for its allegedly defective key systems have been transferred to multidistrict litigation court. The more than 40 lawsuits – which were previously filed in the districts in...

  • How GM's ignition switch redesign went wrong

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. As the company began developing new small cars in the late 1990s, it listened to customers who complained about "cheap-feeling" switches that required too much effort to turn. GM set about...

  • Work resumes at Indiana GM plant after explosion

    MARION, Ind. (AP) — Employees returned to work Wednesday at a General Motors metal-stamping plant where an explosion killed a contractor and injured several others a day earlier. First-shift employees reported for work Wednesday morning at the plant in Marion, about 60 miles northeast of...

  • Indiana GM plant chemical blast kills 1, injures 5

    MARION, Ind. (AP) — A chemical explosion Tuesday at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana killed a contractor and injured several others, authorities said. The blast killed James L. Gibson, 48, Grant County Coroner Stephen Dorsey said. Marion General Hospital was treating five...

  • Georgia lawsuit still causing trouble for GM

    DETROIT (AP) — For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by Brooke Melton's family has caused major migraines for General Motors. Litigation over the 29-year-old nurse's death was settled by GM last October. But not before it laid bare how the company allowed millions of small cars to stay on the...

  • Recalls raise questions about ignition switches

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued a new round of recalls for faulty ignition switches this week, but the company says the problem is different than the ignition switch defect that sparked recalls in February. At the same time, Chrysler is recalling vehicles for a similar ignition switch...

  • Transportation boss: 'I don't have concerns about riding in GM'

    The nation's top auto cop, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, said he has no concerns about driving in General Motors trucks and cars -- and neither should the public. Addressing what his department is doing about the wave of recent GM recalls on everything from big Suburbans to compact...

  • New recalls and questions about auto parts safety

    DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry. GM's safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles in North America to its...

  • GM won't limit ignition switch crash compensation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney overseeing General Motors' compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there's no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars. GM links 13 deaths to...

  • GM safety crisis grows as recalls mount

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total this year to 29 million, surpassing...



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