Mary Barra

General Motors President Dan Ammann, left, CEO Mary Barra, and Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, hold a press conference at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., Thursday, June 5, 2014. Barra said 15 employees — many of them senior legal and engineering executives — have been forced out of the company for failing to disclose a defect with ignition switches, which the company links to 13 deaths. Five other employees have been disciplined. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

GM ousts 15 employees over ignition-switch scandal

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors said Thursday it has forced out 15 employees for their role in the deadly ignition-switch scandal and will set up a compensation fund for crash victims, as an internal […]

06/05/2014

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The CEO of General Motors heads back to Capitol Hill

The CEO of General Motors heads back to Capitol Hill today to answer more questions about an ignition switch problem in some of its small cars that’s being linked to at least 13 deaths. Today’s […]

04/02/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the […]

04/01/2014

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

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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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