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    Followup: Five key takeaways from today's GM hearing on Capitol Hill
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    At times, the proceedings took a more conciliatory tone than previous hearings. General Motors executives were back on Capitol Hill on Thursday for another round of testimony before a Congressional subcommittee investigating the company's delays in addressing an ignition-switch defect that ...

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    Report: GM lawyer, Delphi exec face Senate scrutiny
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    Investigations into the General Motors ignition switch recall continue on Capitol Hill this week, as two of the central figures in the legal nightmare testified before a congressional hearing for the first time. GM General Counsel Michael Millikin testified Thursday, under oath, to the Senate ...

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    Report: Ken Feinberg details General Motors' ignition switch recall compensation plan [UPDATE]
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    Kenneth Feinberg and General Motors have announced the long-awaited compensation plan for victims of the Detroit-based manufacturer's botched ignition switch recall. The compensation plan will be open to family members of anyone that was killed or injured due to ignition switch failure. That ...

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    Report: Probe shows current GM VP Parks aware of ignition problem in 2005
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    New documents have revealed that a current General Motors vice president, Doug Parks, was aware of the ignition switch problems on the Chevrolet Cobalt as early as 2005. At the time, Parks, whom Bloomberg called a "confidante" of CEO Mary Barra and an integral part of GM's product development ...

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    Congressional probe of GM's ignition switch recall continues
    Congresswoman Says Up To 100 May Have Died Due To Faulty Cars 1403119980

    "We're hearing there may be up to 100 deaths linked to this." – Rep. Diana DeGette A member of the US House of Representatives said Wednesday there may be as many as 100 deaths linked to General Motors' decade-long failure to recall millions of defective cars. Rep. Diana DeGette ...

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    Report: Barra and Valukas called back for new round of House questioning
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    The first time time General Motors CEO Mary Barra went to Washington to answer Congress' questions about the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch situation, everyone walked away light on answers and heavy on parody, more parody and yet more parody. Barra explained that she was waiting for the results ...

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    US Senator: General Motors has yet to 'come clean'
    Critical questions weren't answered in Valukas report, Blumenthal says 1401996780

    The report, "amounts to circling the wagons to marshal a legal defense," – Sen. Richard Blumenthal A US Senator said General Motors' much-anticipated internal report on the circumstances that led to a deadly flaw going unfixed for more than a decade, amounts to a whitewashing of the ...

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    Report: GM's Barra heads back to Washington
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    Embattled General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back in Washington, DC today, briefing congressional lawmakers on why it took the company ten years to recall cars with defective ignition switches. According to The Wall Street Journal, the trip coincides with the completion of an internal ...

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    Video: John Oliver takes GM to task over recalls
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    Have you heard of HBO's newest news show, Last Week Tonight? It stars The Daily Show veteran John Oliver, who, every Sunday night, skewers the previous week's events. If you haven't yet, it really is worth a watch. In last night's show, Oliver took aim at General Motors, which late last week was ...

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    Official: GM agrees to $35M fine over ignition switch recall delay
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    General Motors has agreed to a $35-million fine levied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following its delayed reporting of the deadly ignition switch problem that has affected millions of the company's vehicles. GM will be subject to what NHTSA called "unprecedented ...

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    Report: Warren Buffett praises Barra's handling of GM 'hotseat' [w/video]
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    When Warren Buffett, one of the richest and most successful men on the planet, endorses the work you're doing, well, praise doesn't get much higher than that. In the case of embattled General Motors' CEO Mary Barra, we're sure Buffett's approval of her handling of the ignition switch recall is a ...

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    ETC: GM's Mary Barra nets cover of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people [w/video]
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    General Motors CEO Mary Barra has undergone an uneviable trial by fire in her first months leading the company. Even before she officially took over, she was under scrutiny for being the first woman ever to head a Detroit automaker. Then the ignition switch recall debacle began rolling out that ...

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    Report: GM reorganizes engineering department
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    The ignition-switch recall that has re-focused us on the alleged sins of the Old General Motors continues to reshape the New GM. Company CEO Mary Barra recently announced the creation of the Global Product Integrity Organization, headed by Mark Reuss and charged with taking the lead on safety ...

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    Documents show GM rejected better ignition switch in 2001
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    Documents do not shed light on what motivated the decision to eschew use of the first switch. General Motors made a fateful choice in the fall of 2001. The company considered two options for ignition switches to be installed on the 2003 Saturn Ion. One drawing submitted that September ...

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    General Motors creates new safety organization in wake of recall
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    Barra announced that she's creating another group within the company that will monitor new products for safety issues. General Motors CEO Mary Barra continued to make changes Tuesday, which she said would help lead the embattled company out of a crisis caused by deadly defects in some of its ...

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    Followup: Emails show NHTSA official felt GM often lagged on safety
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    Federal safety regulators had grown frustrated with what they felt was the company's indifferent attitude toward safety issues. General Motors has attempted to distance itself from a widening crisis over its botched handling of a deadly defect by dividing its company history into two distinct ...

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    Breaking: Investigation reveals GM's Mary Barra knew of trouble in 2011
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    Mary Barra received a letter warning of steering problems associated with certain models of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. An investigation into ignition-switch defects in several General Motors vehicles revealed Friday the company's current CEO knew of trouble with the models as early ...

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    Official: General Motors announces another big ignition-related recall
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    The company is recalling 2.19 million of the same models to fix a problem that allows keys to be removed from ignitions that are not in the "off" position. Replacement parts for cars at the center of a massive General Motors recall for defective ignition switches began arriving at dealerships ...

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    Report: Two GM engineers put on paid leave pending recall investigation [w/video]
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    The internal investigation General Motors is conducting regarding its response (and responsiveness) to the ignition switch recall might be having its first effects. The company has put two of its engineers on paid leave. According to The Detroit Free Press, this action took place after a briefing ...

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    Recalls: General Motors not fully cooperating with investigators, NHTSA says
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    General Motors is not fully cooperating with a federal probe of its defective ignition switches, investigators charged Tuesday. In a letter to the beleaguered automaker, the lead attorney for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said GM was either "unwilling or unable" to answer ...

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