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Arizona Sues General Motors over Delayed Recalls

By Bob Christie | Nov 25
Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. The lawsuit seeks potentially billions of dollars in fines.

Obama Picks NTSB Member as New Auto Safety Chief

Nov 20
President Obama is nominating National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind to run the troubled National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Chevrolet Supports Grassland Preservation Program

By John Flesher | Nov 18
Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale crop production, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said.

US Retail Sales Rise on Autos, Online Purchases

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Nov 17
U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending.

Escaping the Wealth Gap Can Mean Fleeing Hometowns

By Tammy Webber | Nov 11
Ten years ago in Custard Cup, Il., manufacturing companies like General Motors - that provided thousands of well-paying, middle class jobs - were closing down. But some the city's residents are doing just fine - because they moved.

Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit Plan for Detroit

By Ed White | Nov 8
A judge on approved Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy, ending the largest public filing in U.S. history and launching the city into a turnaround that will require discipline after years of corruption, budget-busting debt and an exodus of residents.

Survey Finds People Text and Drive Knowing Dangers

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 5
Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway.

Hyundai-Kia to Pay US $100M for Overstating MPG

By Tom Krisher, Eric Tucker | Nov 4
Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.

US Turns Up Heat on Takata over Air Bag Problem

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 3
U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.

Chevy Makes the Best of Exec's Nervous Speech

By Tom Krisher | Nov 1
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. He committed a nationally televised, major-league blooper while presenting pickup truck keys to the World Series MVP.

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