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  • GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

    DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a mishandled recall of small cars, though it's unclear when...

  • GM replacing communications, human resources heads

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations. Communications chief Selim Bingol and human resources head...

  • Memos show regulators held back as evidence grew of GM defect

    (www.businessweek.com) Documents released in an investigation into an ignition switch flaw on some General Motors cars have shed new light on the government’s decision not to act even as evidence of the fault now linked to 13 deaths was building.

  • GM stock drops 4 percent, hits 10-month low

    DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors Co. sank to a 10-month low Friday amid continuing fallout from a mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars. Standard & Poor's raised doubts that GM's credit rating would be restored to investment grade status this year after the automaker boosted its...

  • Gov't: GM missed deadline for faulty switch data

    DETROIT (AP) — A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM on Tuesday...

  • Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. "The only way the public is going to be...

  • Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

    The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than decade — and perhaps for covering them up. "The only way the public is going to be protected from this...

  • Judge to consider ordering parking GM vehicles

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas will hear arguments on whether General Motors must tell the owners of 2.6 million recalled vehicles to park them until repairs can be made to their faulty ignitions. An attorney for some owners of GM vehicles asked U.S. District Judge...

  • GM to take $400m charge for Venezuelan currency

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. says it will take a charge of $400 million pretax in the first quarter because of a change in the way it values Venezuela's currency. GM will no longer use the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars to the U.S. dollar. It is shifting to a rate of 10.7...

  • The GM scandal is worse than you think

    Here's another reason government should never own a business. In February 2010, the Obama administration's Transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, told America, without a shred of evidence, that Toyota automobiles were dangerous to drive. LaHood offered the remarks in front of the House...

  • Who will recall defective bureaucrats who missed ignition problem on GM cars?

    When a private company screws up, it takes responsibility. But when a government agency screws up, it deserves a raise. That's the lesson from this week's Congressional hearings investigating the recall of General Motors' vehicles whose faulty ignition is linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes....

  • Jon Stewart blasts General Motors for faulty ignition switches

    Comedian Jon Stewart highlighted the faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, blasting the company for failing to fix the problems that led to the deaths of at least 13 people.

  • Examiner Editorial: Obama wants to give America a raise --- at the expense of business

    President Obama and the rest of the Democrats are barnstorming across the nation to talk about the raising the minimum wage. What better way to deal with the president's low poll ratings than by trying to change the subject to something that polls well for his party? There’s another reason...

  • VIDEO: GM CEO Mary Barra faces Congress over faulty ignition switch

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared before a House committee Tuesday to explain the automaker's role in handling a faulty ignition switch that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.

  • GM expands key system recall after class action filed

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – General Motors has added another 971,000 vehicles to its recall tied to a faulty key switch system. The recall was expanded on March 28, just four days after a class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...



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