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Two Studies Prove The Rightness Of This Decision

Despite the similarity to the Volt, Chevrolet's upcoming EV will definitely be called the Bolt, according to the brand's marketing boss. The company conducted two studies into the name to make sure this is a good idea.

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Cars from General Motors are having steering issues, but neither the company nor governmental safety regulators, see a point in issuing a recall.

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The GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility continues its weekly release of deaths and injuries caused by the automaker's bad ignition switch. In the latest tally, it records 84 deaths and a total of 157 people harmed.

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NHTSA is closing a four-year investigation into possible brake line corrosion in GM trucks in snowy states with a common-sense safety advisory to all drivers. If you live in an area that uses salt on the roads, keep your vehicle's undercarriage clean.

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The government bailout of General Motors is over. The Canadian finance minister has announced plans to sell the country's final 73.4 million shares of GM to Goldman Sachs.

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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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Fortune's new World's Greatest Leaders list includes a few automotive bosses. GM CEO Mary Barra and Tesla boss Elon Musk are mixed in with people like Pope Francis and Apple leader Tim Cook.

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In the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker's faulty part.

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GM's plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, is not one of the many sites that currently produces the Chevy Cruze, but it will be one of the few tasked with building the next-generation model.

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The UAW is preparing its negotiation position with carmakers later this year. Its primary objective will be the elimination of the two-tier wage system created in 2007 to help the automakers through bankruptcy, but that position "is a non-starter" for the car companies.

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GM will pull Opel and "mainstream" Chevys from the Russian market in order to focus on Cadillac and vehicles like the Camaro, Corvette and Tahoe.

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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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Sergio Marchionne called a partnership with Ford or GM "technically feasible," before adding that "nothing substantive" was in the works.

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Just as Chevrolet prepares to launch the sixth-generation Camaro, the current, fifth-generation car is about to hit a major milestone: 500,000 units sold in the United States.

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GM is recalling 64,186 examples of the 2011-2013 Volt because carbon monoxide can build up if the plug-in hybrid sedan is accidentally left idling in an enclosed location. Separately, the company is issuing a stop sale on roughly 2,300 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015 Buick Encore because of possible power steering failure.

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General Motors will reduce the mileage cap on Chevrolet and GMC powertrain warranties from 100,000 to 60,000 miles, although the five-year limit will remain.

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General Motors is agreeing to a $5 billion stock buy-back and other provisions in exchange for Harry J. Wilson not running for a seat on its board. The compromise ends an attempt by activist investors to return even more money to shareholders.

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GMC is considering adding more vehicles to bolster its product portfolio, though nothing is so far being confirmed... including a potential challenger for the iconic Jeep Wrangler.

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GM is announcing two recalls to align its vehicles with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. One covers the moonroof controls for the Cadillac ATS, and the other controls the electronic parking brake for the Chevy Impala.

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General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year.

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Automakers can bring in some serious money from licensing out their names. It can also keep a defunct brand in the public eye.

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