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  • GM CEO Seeks New Spokesman, Replaces Human Resources Head

    General Motors Co.’s new Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra moved to put more of her team in place with the automaker revealing the departure of two senior executives, including its top spokesman, as the company faces mounting pressure over its slow recall of 2.59 million vehicles linked to the deaths of at least 13 people.

  • GM CEO Seeks New Spokesman, Replaces Human Resources Head

    General Motors Co.’s new Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra moved to put more of her team in place with the automaker revealing the departure of two senior executives, including her top spokesman, as the company faces mounting pressure over its slow recall of 2.59 million vehicles linked to the deaths of at least 13 people.

  • GM Workers Who Built Defective Cars Incredulous: 'How Does This Happen?'

    When Glenn Johnson got an early heads-up from management that General Motors Co. was recalling its Chevrolet Cobalt for an ignition-switch defect, his first reaction was unprintable.

  • Consumer Advocates Support Tesla Direct Sales in Dispute

    Traditional car dealers say Tesla Motors Inc.’s model of selling electric vehicles without a middleman leaves defenseless customers at an automaker’s mercy. Consumer groups don’t buy it.

  • Swiss Re’s Cole Says Looking at Euro Disruption Scenarios

    Swiss Re Ltd. Chief Risk Officer David Cole said the world’s second-biggest reinsurer has for some time been looking at “mechanisms through which there would be disruption to the euro.”

  • GM’s Akerson Ready to Trade No. 1 for Profit

    Dan Akerson, who became chief executive officer at General Motors Co. in 2010, gives himself a “B” for his performance so far. He has too much work to do to think about retiring for at least another year or two, he said.

  • U.S. Automakers Thrive as Detroit Goes Bankrupt

    The Motor City was the car capital of the world when David Cole graduated from a Detroit high school in 1955 and headed off to college to study auto engineering. Six decades later, the “motor” has mostly moved out, he said.

  • Swiss Re's Cole Says Uninsured Disaster Losses Growing

    Natural catastrophes are growing more costly and uninsured losses are increasing, according to David Cole, chief risk officer of Swiss Re Ltd.

  • Reuss Walks GM Tightrope 20 Years After Father’s Firing

    Mark Reuss remembers the day, 20 years ago, when his father’s career was blindsided. Reuss had a tuxedo hanging in his car to wear that night to a long-planned event honoring his father’s 35-year career at General Motors Corp. when his mother called.

  • Swiss Re Lifts Payout to Investors as Net Beats Estimates

    Swiss Re Ltd., the world’s second- biggest reinsurer, raised its proposed payout to shareholders for 2013 after posting fourth-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates.

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