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NHTSA Pressed General Motors Into Last Week's Recall

As early as 2009, motorists reported fires in the Hummer H3. In a complaint filed that March with the regulatory agency in charge of vehicle safety, one motorist described how they leapt into a smoldering vehicle and drive it away from gas pumps moments before it was engulfed in flames.

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Recycled Cells Manage Renewable Energy Supply

General Motors shows off how its recycling Chevy Volt battery packs for stationary storage at its IT Center in Milford, Michigan.

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General Motors' engine component manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, MI, is set to receive $119 million out of the $5.4 billion the company is investing into its facilities.

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General Motors issues a US recall of 330,198 Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups from 2007 and 2008 to replace passenger-side Takata airbag inflators.

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Study Shows Only 56 Percent Of Motorists Get Their Recalled Cars Fixed

News accounts may be filled with grisly details about car accidents caused by dangerous defects, Congressional investigations into the inaction of carmakers, and a record number of recalls, but little of it is impacting the way people shop or care for cars.

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The New York Times reveals that Sergio Marchionne sent Mary Barra an email in March suggesting the two get together to discuss merging Fiat-Chrysler and General Motors.

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In Copyright Dispute, GM Attorney Says Customers Just License Vehicle Use

Buy a General Motors vehicle lately? Check the fine print. The company says you may not own some parts of the vehicle that actually make it run.

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Numbers Aren't Likely To Rise Much Further

At least 97 motorists have been killed in car accidents caused by defective General Motors ignition switches.

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Senate Passes Legislation Aimed At Accelerating Discovery Of Safety Flaws

In hearing after hearing last year, members of Congress took turns admonishing auto executives and federal regulators for their roles in prolonging an ongoing series of safety crises. Now, Congress is taking action.

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GM Cites Unequal Standards, But Tesla Still Gets Four-Store Approval

Tesla Motors' automaker-to-customer bill approval in Maryland almost gets sidetracked by General Motors' lobbying.

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Car Companies Say Home Repairs Are 'Legally Problematic,' Seek Copyright Restrictions

Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles.

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GM, DOE Team Up For Round Three Of Innovation Competition

Figuring out a way for a hybrid powertrain to co-exist with the performance expectations of a classic American muscle car is a challenge that could vex that most experienced automotive engineers. It's a challenge, in fact, being handed to a bunch of college students.

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More Than 1,200 Claims Still Under Review

At least 80 motorists have been killed by defective General Motors ignition switches, according to figures released by the administrator in charge of compensating victims.

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GM's Teen Driver Program Turns On Safety Features, Records Data

For teens, a driver's license can represent freedom. For parents, it can represent fear. Now there's a way parents can alleviate some of their worries and monitor their teen drivers.

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An editorial in the Harvard Business Review heavily criticizes GM for bowing to a group of activist investors and buying back $8 billion in stock. The piece rails against the idea of these buybacks in general.

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Striking was the workers' way of demanding humane treatment by employers and a seat at the table with management. Strikes weren't meant to last for long, but some dragged thousands of workers off the line for months. Here are the top five largest manufacturing strikes in UAW history.

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Automaker Makes Buildings More Energy-Efficient

Chevrolet is the only automaker to be awarded by EPA for emissions-reduction efforts in 2015.

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The United States Postal Service has sent a request for information to automakers, seeking bids on a next-generation postal delivery vehicle. It needs 180,000 new trucks built with safety and package delivery in mind to replace the archaic Grumman LLV that's become a huge drain on service resources.

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A former Obama aide, Harry J. Wilson, is leading a group of investment funds urging General Motors to buy back $8 billion worth of its stock, which could raise share prices. Wilson also wants a seat on the GM board.

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At the end of January GM said it would hold pat on its dividend of 30 cents per share, leading investors to complain. This week it said it would increase the dividend 20 percent, and later this year would look at "further return of capital to shareholders" assuming it can get the recall fiasco concluded.

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General Motors is drawing more Buick Encore production from factories in Mexico, Spain, and Korea for the US market due to the runaway sales success of the premium compact crossover.

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