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  • GM expands ignition recall, takes $1.3 billion charge, suspends 2 engineers

    DETROIT General Motors Co. will expand its ignition-switch recall to more than 2 million cars to fix additional faulty parts, adding to a growing cost that GM now says will lower first-quarter earnings by $1.3 billion. The news came on the same day the...
  • Eric Posner: Did GM take a reasonable risk with ignition switches?

    Eric Posner: Did GM take a reasonable risk with ignition switches?
    In the brouhaha over the defective ignition switch that prompted GM to recall 2.6 million cars over the last two months, members of Congress and pundits have judged, tried, and condemned the company's engineers and executives. Filmmaker Michael Moore...
  • GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

    DETROIT General Motors Co. has temporarily placed two engineers on paid leave after an internal investigator delivered preliminary results of a probe of the automaker's failure to fix an ignition switch defect. The company did not name the engineers....
  • GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each

    GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 people because it would have added about a dollar to the cost of each car, according to an internal GM...
  • GM chief grilled over recall delay

    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Tuesday vowed to find out whether GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. Testifying before a House Energy and...
  • Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims

    Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...
  • Barra: Poor decisions in past do not reflect the GM of today

    WASHINGTON General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday told a congressional subcommittee investigating a widening recall that while she could answer few specific questions about what happened, decisions made in previous years not to address the situation...
  • For GM, unsafe car design now means having to say you're sorry

    WASHINGTON It's been nearly 50 years since a General Motors executive made a public apology before Congress, acknowledging that the giant car maker had hired private detectives to harass a young, crusading lawyer for auto safety by the name of Ralph...
  • GM recalls 1.5 million more vehicles, sets aside $750 million

    GM recalls 1.5 million more vehicles, sets aside $750 million
    As General Motors Co. heads into congressional hearings examining its failure to fix a deadly safety defect, the automaker has moved swiftly to burnish its safety credentials by recalling millions of vehicles. GM said Monday that it will set aside...
  • General Motors recalls 1.5 million Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Saturns

    General Motors recalls 1.5 million Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Saturns
    As General Motors Co. heads into key congressional hearings Tuesday over a safety defect linked to 13 deaths, the automaker announced it would recall an additional 1.5 million vehicles globally and take a $750-million charge against its first-quarter...
  • Vehicle safety agency NHTSA underfunded, under fire

    Vehicle safety agency NHTSA underfunded, under fire
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. office responsible for monitoring safety defects in cars has had its budget stagnate and its staff cut by one-fifth from highs more than a decade ago, when Congress tried to strengthen it. While no one has connected cuts to...
  • Michigan's Rep. Camp won't run for re-election

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican who has in recent years chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, will not seek re-election this year, adding to the growing number of Michigan members of Congress heading toward the exits....