General Motors

In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo families of victims of a General Motors safety defects in small cars hold photos of their loved ones as they gather on the lawn on Capitol Hill in Washington. Families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than decade, and perhaps for covering them up. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — […]

04/06/2014

GM recall

Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM’s […]

03/30/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

GM’s Barra apologizes for deaths tied to recalled cars

DETROIT (AP) — The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars […]

03/18/2014

GM recall

GM to offer loaner cars, cash to small-car owners

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is offering free loaner cars and $500 toward a new GM vehicle to more than a million owners of compact cars that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch […]

03/12/2014

The Chevy Cobalt moves on the assembly line at the Lordstown Assembly Plant on Aug. 21, 2008 in Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

US safety agency likely probing GM recall response

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National […]

02/26/2014

GM recall

GM adds 588,000 vehicles to ignition switch recall

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding more than 588,000 vehicles to a recall to fix ignition switches that can shut off engines and cause crashes. The company says it’s adding Saturn Ion compacts from […]

02/25/2014

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US cars and trucks hit record gas mileage in 2012

DETROIT (AP) — New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to […]

12/12/2013

AP Graphic shows Pew study results on workplace equality

Pay gains for young women; inequality still seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment […]

12/11/2013

Mary Barra (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM names Mary Barra CEO, 1st woman to head car company

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. Barra will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company. GM […]

12/10/2013

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Government sells remaining stake in GM

  DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on its bailout of General Motors, but still says the alternative would have been much worse. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Tuesday that […]

12/09/2013

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Holiday weekend gives a boost to auto sales

DETROIT (AP) — The holiday weekend was good to U.S. automakers, as sales reports indicate the auto industry is on track to beat strong numbers from a year ago. Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose a surprising […]

12/03/2013

Cars are lined-up in a dealership lot. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AUTO SALES LIVE: Industry momentum rolls on

The holiday weekend and an ongoing shift from cars to small SUVs boosted the auto industry in November. Buyers took advantage of Black Friday deals, and analysts say the late-month surge likely boosted November sales […]

12/03/2013

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