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  • Ted Kennedy Jr. Poised To Announce State Senate Bid

    Ted Kennedy Jr. is expected to announce Tuesday that he is running for state senate, making his first bid for public office after half a decade of speculation that he was ready to join the family business. The nephew of former president John F. Kennedy...
  • Steve Paul: GM case may once again undermine confidence

    General Motors is in a world of hurt. With 6.3 million cars under recall and at least 13 fatalities associated with faulty ignition switches in Chevrolet Cobalts, the outlook for the corporate giant would be bad enough. But with evidence that the car...
  • Why are automakers recalling so many cars?

    Why are automakers recalling so many cars?
    Another recall? Recalls have become as much a part of the automotive industry as engines. Recalls are up 4 percent from the previous decade while auto sales have decreased by 10 percent. Despite an unparalleled level of mechanical and electric...
  • Senate Bill Targets 'Massive Information Breakdown' in GM Ignition-Switch Issue

    Legislation introduced Tuesday by a pair of U.S. senators would require automakers to automatically submit accident reports or other documents that alerted them to a fatality to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Early Warning...
  • Senators attack culture of GM

     Senators attack culture of GM
    For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation. GM need only have spent an...
  • GM CEO: Engineer may have lied about ignition switch

    WASHINGTON General Motors CEO Mary Barra acknowledged Wednesday that an engineer who oversaw the defective ignition switch at the center of a recall may have lied under oath about his role in fixing the problem. GM ignition switch engineer Ray...
  • Senators accuse GM of coverup in delayed ignition-switch recall

    Senators accuse GM of coverup in delayed ignition-switch recall
    WASHINGTON -- Senators aggressively questioned General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday about the years of delays in recalling vehicles with faulty ignition switches, accusing the company of a coverup to hide the problem that caused at...
  • 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...
  • Senator wants cars in GM ignition switch recall off the road

    WASHINGTON In a letter Thursday to General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra, a U.S. senator urged the company to issue a stronger warning to owners of some 1.6 million recalled vehicles, including a recommendation they do not drive them. U.S. Sen. Richard...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
  • Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean

    Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean
    There is madness abroad in the land. Martha Dean is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Dean is the doyenne of guns who, in January 2013, signaled her agreement with an insane theory that the Sandy Hook slaughter of 20 children and six...
  • Greenwich Democrat Running For Governor

    Greenwich activist Lisa "Lee'' Whitnum, who lost long-shot political races in 2008 and 2010, is now running for governor. A Democrat, Whitnum made the announcement on her web site and did not offer any major policy pronouncements other than her views...