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1970 Chevy C10 - White Pearl

Trading off one's first car is usually an emotional experience not easily done. That's unless we're talking about Victor Sandoval of Atwater, California, and his first truck.

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Related Topix: GMC C10, GMC, Atwater, CA, Livingston, CA, Speakers

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Post

GM Defeats Consumer Court Bid to Require Recall Cars Park-It

General Motors Co. doesn't have to tell car owners they should park the 2.59 million vehicles it recalled over faulty ignition switches, a federal judge ruled, rejecting a bid for what would've been an unprecedented order.

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Related Topix: Pontiac, Corpus Christi, TX, Coupe, Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan, Chevrolet, World News, Germany

Christian Science Monitor

Should 'new GM' be liable for pre-bankruptcy ignition accidents?

To help the company avoid having to face at least 37 lawsuits related to its current recall crisis, General Motors says it will seek relief from a federal bankruptcy judge next week.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Automakers, General Motors, Coupe, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Sedan

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Windsor Star

GM recall squeezing rental car supply

As their lots fill up with vehicles awaiting repairs, General Motors dealerships are scrambling to find loaner cars for customers afraid to drive vehicles that are among 2.6 million recalled in the U.S. and Canada because of faulty ignition switches.

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Related Topix: Pontiac, Canada, Coupe, Wagon, Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan, Chevrolet

Fortune

The General Motors you want to sue no longer exists, says GM

General Motors Co. asked a federal court in Texas to postpone a lawsuit against it claiming damages and injuries from ignition-switch defects in models of GM cars built before the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: The General, Country, Coupe, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Sedan

Reuters

GM faced a Cadillac ignition switch issue in 2006

General Motors engineers reported accidentally turning off ignition switches in a Cadillac SRX with their knees more than eight years ago, and they ordered a similar fix to a similar problem in smaller, cheaper cars linked to 13 deaths, according to documents from parts maker Delphi Automotive.

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Related Topix: Cadillac SRX, Cadillac, SUV, Coupe, Wagon, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac Catera, Sedan, Automakers, General Motors

Automotive News

GM rejected better ignition part in 2001 to save money, safety advocates say

General Motors chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan, Chevrolet, Saturn ION, Hatchback

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WHTC

General Motors recall impacts Michigan drivers

According to analysis of registration by Ohio-based research firm Hedges and Company, roughly 104-thousand-455 cars are registered in the Great Lakes State.

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Related Topix: Pontiac, Michigan

Detroit News

Senator wants answers on GM recall parts availabilty

A U.S. senator on Tuesday called on General Motors CEO Mary Barra to disclose when its dealers will have enough replacement ignition switch parts and locks to address two recalls.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Auto Dealers

AmericanBankingNews.com

American Manganese Inc. Acquires Silica Deposit for Emerging Lithium Ion Battery Technology

Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. , , is pleased to report that the Company has acquired by staking the Koot mineral claims: A high grade silica prospect.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, University of Southern California

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Dammion Heard's parents skeptical of suicide explanation

Earlier this month we reported the death of Dammion Heard, a 2013 Texas state champion wrestler from Fossil Ridge High School.

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Related Topix: Gunnison, CO, SUV, Saturn VUE

Fast Company

More Problems For Mary Barra: Documents Suggest GM Knew About Safety Issues In Recalled Cars

When General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified in front of Congress earlier this month, she said she wasn't aware of a dangerous problem with the ignition switch on the Chevrolet Cobalt until December, two months before its recall.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan, Chevrolet, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Business News

INAUTONEWS

GM's Faulty Ignition Switches Started With the 2003 Saturn Ion

According to recent data, the faulty ignition problem started in what was supposed to be one of GM's pivotal car, the 2003 Saturn Ion.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Sedan, Saturn Saturn Ion, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet, Wagon, Hybrid, Honda, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Detroit News

Bad blood cited between GM, ignition switch supplier Delphi

In 2002, when automotive supplier Delphi began shipping the ignition switches to General Motors that are now being blamed for at least 13 fatal crashes, relations between the automaker and its former parts subsidiary were among the worst in the history of the automobile industry.

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Related Topix: Automakers, General Motors, Coupe, Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan, Chevrolet, Saturn ION, Hatchback

Seeking Alpha

General Motors - The Story Just Keeps Getting Worse

General Motors is being put under the microscope for its internal processes to manage quality control after the much publicized 11 year old issue with ignition switches in GM's entry level vehicles emerged and GM CEO Mary Barra made a command appearance on Capitol Hill to explain GM's side of the story.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Chevrolet Cobalt, Sedan, Chevrolet, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Twitter, Hybrid, Chevrolet Impala

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

GM stock drops 4 percent, hits 10-month low

In this Jan. 12, 2009, file photo, the General Motors logo is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Automakers, General Motors, Coupe, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Sedan, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet

NEWS.com.au

Oil leak taints Lanzhou water supply

AN oil pipe leak is being blamed for excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in the tap water of Lanzhou, one of China's key northern cities.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Coupe, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Sedan

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Jalopnik

Cars Mattered When New York Held A World's Fair

Welcome to Must Read , where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond.

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Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, Automakers, General Motors, Autos

Myrtle Beach Online

GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, General Motors CEO Mary Barra listens as she testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Sedan, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet, Business News

National Public Radio

GM Slow To Act On Recalls, House Documents Show

Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems - and that one part of GM often didn't know what another was doing.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Saturn ION, Hatchback, Sedan, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet

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