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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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    Video: Saturday Night Live lampoons GM CEO Mary Barra's testimony before Congress
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    A whole lotta spotlights are being turned on General Motors because of the automaker's recent recall issues. Following John Stewart's skewering of the Chevrolet Cobalt issue, Saturday Night Live is the latest to wonder - in its parodic way - "WTF?" Last weekend's episode opened with a skit that ...

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    Senators condemn General Motors' ongoing 'culture of coverups'
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    GM CEO Mary Barra worked to distance herself from a problem that originated more than a decade ago. Despite much rhetoric about a reformed corporate culture at General Motors, several US senators said Wednesday the company's new leaders are behaving a lot like the old ones. In a hearing ...

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    General Motors CEO provides few details in appearance before Congress
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    It was only two months ago that Mary Barra, freshly crowned as the new General Motors chief executive officer, visited Washington DC as an esteemed guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for the State of the Union address. The biggest news that emerged from the hearing was that GM has retained ...

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    Followup: NHTSA chief says GM held 'critical information'
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    Federal officials say the agency charged with ensuring the safety of cars in America was missing key information when it decided against a deeper investigation of General Motors in 2007. David Friedman (pictured), the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said ...

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    Recalls: Documents portray 'unsettling picture' of responses to GM ignition-switch problem
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    A senior investigator within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wanted to open an investigation into defective Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion models in November 2007. The director of the agency's Defects Assessment Division had spotted a trend of airbag non-deployments in the two ...

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    Official: Barra answers FAQ about GM recall [w/videos]
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    General Motors may remain in hot water with the federal government due to the handling of the ignition switch recall, but there aren't a lot of bad things we can say about its public relations efforts following the 1.6-million-vehicle fiasco. We've already discussed its robust social media ...

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    Report: Senate to question GM CEO Barra one day after House
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    It looks like General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be staying in Washington D.C for an additional day in April. The Senate has scheduled its hearing into the automaker's ignition switch recall for April 2, according to The Detroit News. That will put it a day after Barra's testimony in front of the ...

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    Report: Recalled Saturn Ion facing separate federal safety probe
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    General Motors may be staring down another recall campaign for one of its models already embroiled in its high-profile ignition recall. The 2003-2007 Saturn Ion is already among the 1.6-million vehicles being recalled for faulty ignition switches, and now new light is being shed on a National ...

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    Report: Barra will testify to US House on April 1 about recall
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    The US House Energy and Commerce Committee has set April 1 for its hearing into General Motors' ongoing recall of roughly 1.6 million cars over faulty ignition switches. Both GM CEO Mary Barra and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman will ...

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    Report: Barra says recalled GM cars 'safe to drive' with one big 'if'
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    The ongoing investigation into General Motors' 1.6-million-car ignition recall continues to pick up steam, with most questions centering on what the company knew and when it knew it. On Tuesday, newly minted CEO Mary Barra held a press conference to directly address questions about GM's safety ...

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    Official: In wake of ignition scandal, GM appoints Jeff Boyer as safety czar [w/video]
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    General Motors is fed up with its worsening safety reputation, and CEO Mary Barra has taken the first step toward improvement by appointing Jeff Boyer in the newly created role of Vice President of Global Vehicle Safety, effective immediately. Boyer will act as the leader of safety within the ...

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    Recalls: GM announces 3 new recalls affecting 1.7M vehicles in North America [w/video]
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    Still embroiled in the ongoing ignition switch recall, General Motors announced today three more discrete recalls, affecting a grand total of 1,546,900 vehicles in the US. The Detroit News reports that some 1.7 million vehicles are affected overall in North America. The first and largest of the ...

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    Followup: Baptism of fire for Barra as GM announces $500 discount, free loaners to owners of recalled cars
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    As the federal government continues to investigate General Motors for the delayed recall of certain Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac vehicles with faulty ignition switches, the Detroit-based manufacturer has announced a $500 cash allowance for the 1.3 million American owners of affected cars. ...

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    Followup: GM's Barra could make more than her predecessor after all
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    Reports are coming in that Mary Barra, the first female leader of a major automaker, will make $14.4 million this year, some $10 million more than previously reported and over $3 million more than her predecessor, Dan Akerson, made in 2012. In fact, it's 60 percent more than Akerson made in 2013, ...

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    Report: Mary Barra named Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune
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    Mary Barra has been CEO of GM for less than a month, but she's already receiving major accolades. Barra took the top spot in Fortune magazine's first list of the 50 Global Most Powerful Women in Business, ahead of Ginni Rometty, the chairman and CEO of IBM, in second place and Indra Nooyi, the ...

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    Bob Lutz has high praise for Mary Barra
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    Mary Barra officially began her tenure as the CEO of General Motors this week, and no one is happier about that than longtime GM executive and auto industry titan Bob Lutz. "Mary is the right person at the right time," said Lutz, who was attending the Detroit Auto Show and touting one of his ...

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    Official: GM's Barra to make at least $4.4M, Akerson could make more as advisor
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    When General Motors' top executive Mary Barra broke through the automotive glass ceiling to become the industry's first major female CEO, it was heralded as a long-overdue decision that highlighted the fact that the auto industry is still a quite bit stodgy. That was underscored late Friday when ...

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