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  • GM recalls 52,000 SUVs for fuel-gauge software flaw

    GM recalls 52,000 SUVs for fuel-gauge software flaw
    WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 51,640 sport-utility vehicles to fix software that may not register correct fuel levels, the latest in a series of safety actions this year involving about 7 million vehicles. A flawed engine-control module...
  • FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal

    FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday faced bipartisan criticism from House members concerning proposed new rules governing Internet traffic, highlighting the controversy over his attempt to steer a middle path in the Net...
  • FCC chief defends net plan

    FCC chief defends net plan
    Democrats want strong protections on the Internet to make sure that network owners don't discriminate against anyone online. Republicans don't want any rules whatsoever that they think could stifle the online ecosystem. So proposed net neutrality...
  • 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...
  • GM vetoed better ignition part to save money, advocates say

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — General Motors chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said. GM engineers in 2001...
  • 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...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • FCC to Abandon Study That Triggered GOP Ire

    The FCC will not proceed with an overall study of the information needs of communities, after Republicans urged the commission to abandon it and not merely a portion that included questions for media owners, news directors and journalists on how they...
  • House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes

    House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes
    WASHINGTON -- A House committee has launched an investigation into how General Motors Corp. and federal regulators handled the recall of vehicles with a malfunctioning ignition switch that led to at least 13 traffic deaths. As part of the probe, the...
  • U.S. is said to probe GM recall

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
  • 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...