General Motors

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    September 15, 2014   BY  

    General Motors may have so far only acknowledged 13 driver deaths due to its multiple problems with ignition switches and air bags, but the independent compensation administrator hired by the company said today there are at least 19 deaths likely connected with those problems and he expects that number to increase. Continue reading

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    August 12, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, major Michigan interstates were closed after record-breaking rains caused flooding, shutting down General Motor’s tech center near Detroit. Also, the government of Russia dispatched a miles-long convoy of trucks toward the Ukrainian border under the auspices of a humanitarian aid mission to pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading

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    July 17, 2014  

    General Motor’s top lawyer became the top target at a Senate hearing on ignition switch defects that GM failed to address for years. The automaker’s own internal report found that the legal staff had failed to share details of related crash settlements, but CEO Mary Barra defended GM’s general counsel Michael Millikin. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    June 18, 2014  

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra returned to address Congress about an internal company report on the ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra announced a new campaign to reward employees who report safety concerns, but lawmakers remained skeptical that the corporate culture could be changed. Gwen Ifill gets more detail from David Shepardson of The Detroit News. Continue reading

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    June 13, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is now undergoing treatment at a military center in Texas. He flew there overnight from Germany, where he had been recovering after being held captive by the Taliban for five years. Also, international wildlife regulators reported that elephants in Africa are under attack by poachers, with 20,000 slaughtered on the continent in 2013. Continue reading

  • General Motors recalls nearly 512,000 Camaros over ignition switch issues. Photo by Flickr user Brett Levin
    June 13, 2014   BY  

    The recent list of recalls that has plagued General Motors got bigger on Friday when the automaker announced yet another ignition switch problem. This time on its iconic muscle car the Camaro. Continue reading

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    June 5, 2014  

    The CEO of General Motors acknowledged that the American automaker faces public outrage for its delay in acting on the deadly ignition switch problem. Mary Barra released the details of an internal report on the defect and announced that 15 employees had been fired. Judy Woodruff talks to Micheline Maynard of Forbes and Erik Gordon of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Continue reading

  • A General Motors Chevrolet dealership is shown April 24, 2014 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
    May 21, 2014  

    The latest safety recall by General Motors is for a dashboard lighting module that could overheat and catch fire, adding to a growing list of problems that has affected nearly 14 million vehicles. This slew of recalls was prompted by ignition switch defects linked to 13 deaths. Jeffrey Brown talks to Daniel Hill of Ervin-Hill Strategy and Erik Gordon of the University of Michigan. Continue reading

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    May 20, 2014   BY  

    General Motors announced Tuesday that it is issuing a recall for an additional 2.42 million vehicles, taking on another $200 million in cost. The new recalls raise the total number in 2014 to more than 15 million vehicles in the … Continue reading

  • One Year Anniversary Of General Motors Filing For Bankruptcy
    May 17, 2014  

    The federal government issued a record $35 million fine against General Motors on Friday for to the automakers slow response reporting faulty ignition switches — a defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. What’s the latest on the massive recall? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Micheline Maynard, who has covered the auto industry for many years, about the fine and this developing story. Continue reading

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