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  • GM’s Suspended Engineers Made Fateful Calls on Faulty Cobalt

    General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles in events leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with potentially defective ignition switches tied to at least 13 deaths, said two people familiar with the matter.

  • GM’s Barra Faces Off With U.S. Lawmakers Over Recall of Deadly Cars

    General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told a U.S. House committee that the automaker still doesn’t have all the answers that might explain why it waited a dozen years to fix a flaw linked to 13 deaths.

  • GM CEO Faces Recall Questions Carrying Corvair-Era Legacy

    When General Motors Co.’s Mary Barra begins Congressional hearings tomorrow as an emissary of what she’s portrayed as a more responsive GM, she will face down decades of skepticism -- plus fresh indications that the automaker decided it would be too expensive to fix the flawed ignition switches behind several deadly crashes.

  • GM Canceled Ignition-Switch Fix in 2005 Due to Costs

    General Motors Co., after months of studying ignition-switch failures in the Chevrolet Cobalt, canceled a proposed fix in 2005, when a project engineering manager cited high tooling costs and piece prices, according to documents obtained by U.S. congressional investigators.

  • Upton Shaped by Ford Tire Recall Faces GM 14 Years Later

    Representative Fred Upton, the Michigan Republican leading U.S. hearings into General Motors Co.’s recall of 1.6 million cars, has some of the closest ties to the automobile industry of any member of Congress.

  • House Speeds Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ as Support Was Collapsing

    The U.S. House passed a one-year delay of a 24 percent payment cut to physicians who accept Medicare patients, with Republican leaders pushing the bill through in a move that masked trouble finding the votes for it.

  • GM’s Barra to Testify at Congressional Panel Over Recalls

    General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra is scheduled to testify at a U.S. congressional hearing April 1 amid a probe into why it took more than a decade to recall vehicles equipped with an ignition defect that’s been linked to a dozen deaths.

  • House Panel to Probe GM Handling of Recall Over Switches

    A House panel will investigate the response of General Motors Co. and U.S. regulators to consumer complaints about ignition-switch failures that led to the recall of 1.6 million vehicles and are linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • GM Recalls Stalled in 10 Years of Committee Alphabet Soup

    At the heart of General Motors Co.’s slow response to fatally flawed ignition switches is a committee culture that impeded the flow of information from the engineering ranks to the corner office.

  • Keystone Foes Take Aim at Maryland Natural Gas Project

    Environmentalists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline are rallying to block a Maryland natural gas export terminal as momentum builds to use the U.S. fuel as a weapon against Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

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