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GM's Barra Deflects Tough Questions

April 2, 2014 9:07 am | by Marcy Gordon and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

New CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company whose inattention to its customers helped land it in bankruptcy in 2009.                      

Dyson Recalling Portable Heaters

April 1, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dyson is recalling about 393,000 portable electric heaters because they can develop an electric short and overheat, posing a fire hazard.                                 

The Make-Or-Break Moment For GM And Mary Barra

April 1, 2014 2:00 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

It's a crucial test for General Motors CEO Mary Barra, as she heads to Washington to answer questions about the recall of 2.6 million vehicles.                               

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GM Recall Total Continues To Rise

April 1, 2014 9:30 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The new recall brings the number of vehicles GM has recalled since February to 6.3 million.                                             

Airline Says Plane Systems Partly To Blame For Crash

March 31, 2014 2:28 pm | by Justin Pritchard and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

Asiana Airlines says a Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert the crew to problems with air speed.                              

More Recalls Push GM Total To 4.8M In 1 Month

March 31, 2014 9:41 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors announced two more recalls, bringing the recall total to 4.8 million cars, trucks, and SUVs in the past month.                                      

GM Tells Dealers To Halt Sales Of Some Chevy Cruzes

March 28, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has told dealers to stop selling some 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars. But the company won't say why.                                   

ABC Prepares To Be (Pink) Slimed By Lawsuit

March 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

If you’re like me and finally got the disgusting pink soft-serve-like image of “pink slime” out of your head, get ready for more stomach churns.                               

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Toyota Recalling Over 100K Avalons

March 28, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 119,000 Avalon sedans from the 2003 and 2004 model years because their air bags could deploy inadvertently.                                   

GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Drug After Foreign Pills Found In Bottles

March 27, 2014 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling the weight loss drug Alli after receiving reports of unknown pills and tablets in the bottles.                                     

25 Companies To Phase Out Animal Antibiotics

March 27, 2014 10:17 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Citing a potential threat to public health, the FDA in December asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion.               

Nissan Recalls Vehicles For Air Bag Issue

March 26, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.            

Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls After Burn Incidents

March 25, 2014 1:51 pm | News | Comments

Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.                                           

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Effort To Rewrite Tenn. Whiskey Law Fails

March 25, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year.                               

Families In Crash That Killed 2 Sue GM Over Ignition Switch

March 24, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The families of three teenagers killed or injured in a 2006 car crash are suing General Motors, alleging that the company was negligent in designing its small cars and committed fraud by not disclosing facts about the defects.       

Why Can’t Automakers Seem To Learn?

March 21, 2014 1:56 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

The question I want to know is, why didn’t GM learn its lesson from the Toyota fiasco? They had five years to pick up on the fact that burying a potential safety issue wasn’t, exactly, the best course of action.             

Toyota Facing One Of The Largest Automaker Fines Ever

March 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | News | Comments

With a growing investigation into GM for a decade-long delay in recalling 1.6 million small cars, this verdict is highly anticipated.                                 

GM's Barra To Testify At House Hearing

March 21, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will testify next month at a hearing by a House panel investigating the delayed recall of 1.6 million small GM cars.                             

Toyota Settlement Could Be Glimpse Into GM's Future

March 20, 2014 10:13 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors, beware. Wednesday's announcement that Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to avoid criminal prosecution for hiding information in a recall case could be a glimpse into your future.                  

Mary Barra Apologizes For GM

March 20, 2014 10:07 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

CEO offers personal apology and provides an update on how automaker is fixing the problem.                                              

Calif. Slaughterhouse Recalls Another Product

March 19, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials have issued another recall for a food product processed by a Northern California slaughterhouse.                       

GM Creates New Post For Safety Issues

March 18, 2014 2:20 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors has named a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge compact car recall that has damaged the company's reputation.     

Another GM Recall: 1.18M SUVs For Air Bag Issues

March 17, 2014 1:41 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles, including SUVs, vans, and Cadillacs, for defective air bags and other problems.                                

Fiat Recalling More Than 18,000 500Ls

March 17, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the U.S. because the transmission shifter can be delayed or stop working.                                    

Honda Recalling Almost 900,000 Minivans

March 17, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.                                   

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