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GM, Lawyers Fighting Over Bankruptcy Protections

April 23, 2014 9:44 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.                             

Feds Investigating Chevy Impala Brakes

April 23, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the...

GM Restructures Engineering Department

April 22, 2014 1:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring in...

GM Wants More Protection From Lawsuits

April 22, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the...

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Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

April 21, 2014 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.                                         

Documents Detail Delayed GM Saturn Recall

April 21, 2014 9:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.   

Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.                                             

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Judge Denies Motion To Park GM Cars

April 18, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired.           

Consumer Groups Win 'Company Doe' Appeal

April 17, 2014 1:18 pm | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer — only known now as "Company Doe" — in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death.                           

GM CEO On Recall: 'It Took Too Long'

April 17, 2014 12:39 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

CEO Mary Barra explains GM's decision to recall 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches and what they are doing to prevent another situation in the future.                         

General Motors Tries Distancing Itself From ‘Old GM’

April 16, 2014 12:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Among everything General Motors is doing to turn its recall fiasco around, it is now asking a federal bankruptcy court for protection from lawsuits stemming from the defective ignition switches that are at the root of the company’s woes.   

Barra: Cost Of Fix 'Not My Focus'

April 16, 2014 11:31 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motor's CEO Mary Barra says that her company is not focused on the 'cost elements' of the safety fix and that GM is 'gonna do the right thing.'                             

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GM Asking Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

April 16, 2014 9:32 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.               

If Filed, Plane Lawsuits May Not Get Heard In U.S.

April 16, 2014 9:15 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

America’s Infrastructure Problems, Part 2 — Why We Should Invest

April 14, 2014 12:59 pm | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Besides reducing reactive spending, another very good reason to consider a comprehensive plan to deal with the infrastructure problems is that it would create a lot of jobs in both construction and manufacturing.           

Lawsuit: GM Intentionally, Systematically Concealed Defects

April 14, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it.                         

What's Trending: Tesla Sued By Lemon Law King; Porsche's Plug-In Hybrid

April 11, 2014 4:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a look at the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Tesla sued by Lemon Law King; the Porsche plug-in hybrid; and 3D printing chocolate.                     

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Sony Recalling Some Vaio Laptops

April 11, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The packs included in some of Sony's Vaio Fit 11A models, which were released in February, were provided by a third-party supplier.

BMW Extends Recall To Half-Million Cars

April 11, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. The company said Friday that a recall started in China last week has now been extended worldwide, affecting 489,000 vehicles, including 156,000 in the U.S.

GM Making New Repair On Recalled Cars

April 11, 2014 9:34 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors has to repair another part on the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect.                                   

NHTSA Closes Ford Pickup Truck Probe

April 11, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power.                           

Tesla Questions Motives Of Lemon Law King

April 10, 2014 12:34 pm | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting someone may have tampered with it.

GM Puts 2 Engineers On Leave In Recall Case

April 10, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem.                 

Big Auto Recalls Push U.S. To Near-Record Pace

April 10, 2014 9:21 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.                 

Gov't Hits GM With $7,000-A-Day Fine

April 9, 2014 12:54 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM on Tuesday that the company already owes $28,000 in fines.

Defendant: Food Poisoning Was Easy Under Loose Security

April 9, 2014 12:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security. The man worked at a factory operated by Aqlifoods Co. and revealed that he wanted to take revenge on the company since he was unhappy with his wage and the way he had been treated by his boss.

Volkswagen Orders Dealers To Stop Selling 4 Models

April 9, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed. Spokesman Scott Vazin says the order covers about 25,000 Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle convertible models equipped with 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions.

Toyota Recalling 6.4M Vehicles

April 9, 2014 9:19 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places.                          

FDA Defines Honey

April 8, 2014 1:06 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still call it "honey."

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