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.
Transaction Capital Ltd., which finances minibus taxis used by millions of commuters in South African townships, is seeking a bank loan so it can extend credit to plumbers and gardeners to buy pickup trucks.
General Motors Co.’s Mary Barra will bring corporate baggage to Washington when she testifies before Congress this week: GM’s history of contentious battles over vehicle safety stretching back 50 years to the Corvair.
Koon Thaveepat is in danger of losing his pickup truck and his livelihood. He’s behind on loan payments as Thailand’s anti-government protests delay state rice-purchase payments, threatening to plunge thousands of farmers deeper into debt.
Members of Sudan’s security forces targeted Darfur civilians during intercommunal fighting, part of a wave of violence that’s displaced half a million people in the western Sudanese region over the past year, Amnesty International said.