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3 hrs ago | Bloomberg

NHTSA Missed Chances to Uncover GM Ignition-Switch Defect

The U.S. agency that tracks vehicle safety defects didn't recognize a pattern of air bag failures in General Motors Co. cars that would later be linked to flawed ignition switch design, congressional investigators concluded.

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Related Topix: Automakers, General Motors, US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

8 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

James K. Ploegert, Janesville, WI

James K. Ploegert, age 86, of Janesville, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, Janesville.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, US Military, US Army, Automakers, General Motors, Personal Finance, Retirement

12 hrs ago | Time

GM Lawyer Increases Death Toll From Recalled Cars

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg testifies during a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee July 17, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held hearing on "Examining Accountability and Corporate Culture in Wake of the GM Recalls."

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Automakers, General Motors

Mon Sep 15, 2014

EETimes

NHTSA's on the Spot - Finally

A US Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday to probe the slackardly performance by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in enforcing auto and highway safety laws. The trigger for this hearing is the NHTSA's failure to press General Motors on ignition switch complaints.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

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US News & World Report

Kenneth Feinberg's Compensation Fund Links 19 Deaths to Faulty General Motors Switches

Flags wave in front of the General Motors complex in 2010 in Detroit. A compensation fund has approved 19 death claims related to the company's ignition switch issue.

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Examiner.com

General Motors to begin issuing settlements following ignition recall

Information related to settlement funds to be awarded by General Motors , stemming from their recall of automobiles affected by faulty ignition switches, reveals the number of deaths caused by the defect is higher than the automaker initially acknowledged. The Detroit Free Press reported today that 19 different families will receive compensation despite GM's previous claims that the number of deaths linked to ignition-switch failures, which can cause the engine to turn off while the car is moving and effectively deactivate the car's airbags, was as low as 13. Given that the deadline for applications for compensation is not until the end of this year, this number, too, is expected to climb.

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Reuters

GM to offer compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

General Motors Co will pay compensation for 19 deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch, according to the lawyer overseeing the process, more than the 13 deaths the automaker had previously admitted were caused by the now recalled part. Outside attorney Ken Feinberg is still reviewing claims of death and injury that occurred due to the risk that an ignition switch installed in 2.6 million GM cars can slip out of the "run" position, stalling the vehicles and disabling the cars' airbags.

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Detroit News

GM compensation fund approves' death claims

GM hasn't offered any recent figure on the number of injuries it believes are connected. The independent compensation fund overseeing claims from General Motors ignition switch recall has approved applications for 19 deaths in its first six weeks of operation - significantly more deaths than the Detroit automaker has acknowledged.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Motley Fool

What's Driving Subaru's American Sales Surge?

Sales of Subaru's Forester have been on a remarkable tear in 2014. What's driving the surge? Source: Subaru.

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Related Topix: Wagon, Subaru, SUV, Subaru Forester, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Coupe, Subaru Impreza, Hybrid, Hatchback, Subaru XV Crosstrek, Automakers, General Motors

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Raw Story

Self-driving cars starting to communicate with each other

An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many expected.

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MLive.com

Kettering grad-turned-motorcycle stunt rider will put on show for Flint during Bikes on the Bricks

After graduating from Kettering University in 2005, he had already been working as an engineer for General Motors and found himself with a full-time job. He was looking at a future with a six-figure income.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is a coveted prize.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Three veterans bolster sales force at Findlay Cadillac

Courtesy photo Findlay Cadillac staffers, from left, Dave Neyman, Jennifer Jackson-Parvari and Don Kot combine for more than 60 years in the car business. Findlay Cadillac, already rated among the top dealerships of its kind in the nation, has bolstered its staff by adding three members with more than 60 collective years in the car business.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac, SUV, Sales, Las Vegas, NV, Automakers, General Motors, Autos

The Detroit News

GM issues stop sales for two Corvette defects

Washington -- General Motors Co. told its dealers to halt sales of about 2,800 new Chevrolet Corvettes for possible defects.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette, Hatchback, Convertible, Chevrolet, Automakers, General Motors

Gizmag

Cadillac to introduce automated driving and vehicle-to-vehicle tech in 2016

General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced this week that the automaker will launch the Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communications within the next two years. Both technologies will find their way into 2017 model year vehicles, automating key aspects of driving for Cadillac owners.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Tech Center expansion: GM buys ad agency's former Warren headquarters

General Motors purchased the former Warren headquarters of an advertising agency that recently moved to downtown Detroit.

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Related Topix: Warren, MI, Automakers, General Motors, Advertising, Detroit, MI

Detroit News

St. Josaphat's damaged steeple repaired, church to reopen

St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church, whose 200-foot-tall steeple is an iconic site to southbound Interstate 75 travelers, officially reopens this weekend after fierce winds forced its closure in November and cast doubt on its future. The historic church is a memorable image for many.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

ClickOnDetroit

'GM Cares' week helps beautify Detroit neighborhoods

OF KIDS COMING INTO THEIR E.R. WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES. Devin: GIVING BACK TO MAKE THE DETROIT COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE TO PLAY, LIVE, WORK, AND LEARN.

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Re/code

General Motors to Bring OnStar to Europe

General Motors used the platform of the wireless industry's trade show in Las Vegas to announce it will bring its OnStar service to select countries in Europe. Mary Chan, president of GM's connected consumer business, offered few details of the rollout, beyond saying it plans to take its subscription safety and navigation service beyond the United States and Canada to parts of Europe.

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Related Topix: OnStar, Manufacturing, Automakers, General Motors, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Chevrolet Malibu, Hybrid, Sedan, Chevrolet, Coupe, Buick Regal, Buick

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