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GM to add 700 technical jobs in Ontario, Canada

General Motors will add at least 700 engineering, software development and urban mobility jobs at three sites in Canada.


GM to stick to strategy despite falling sales and shares, CEO says

Despite tumbling U.S. sales and a falling stock price, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she’ll stay the course with a strategy of cutting low-profit sales to rental car companies …


GM announces largest Takata recall yet, says air bags are safe; NHTSA disagrees

General Motors announced its largest recall of Takata air bag inflators yet, but the nation’s biggest automaker says the parts are unique to its trucks and SUVs and don’t pose …


Auto sales show signs of flattening out after long run up

Last month, U.S. auto sales were expected to drop 7 percent to 1.5 million cars and trucks, according to car shopping site Kelley Blue Book.


GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker says.


Detroit’s automakers, sensing a threat, embrace mobility

For Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over. Automakers are facing multiple threats to their business from nimble tech firms like Apple and Uber. In response, carmakers are …


GM car’s bad ignition switch not to blame in crash, jury rules

A New York City jury has found that a flawed General Motors ignition switch was not to blame in a 2014 accident on an icy New Orleans bridge.


GM recalls nearly 6,300 police cars for steering problem

General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the U.S. because the electric power-assisted steering can fail.


After false start, new GM ignition switch trial set to start

Weeks after the first New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switch controversy ended prematurely, a new one is set to start.


GM recalls 200,000 cars for Takata air bag trouble

General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver’s air bag inflators.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 8:45 p.m.

UAW reaches contract agreement with Ford as GM workers vote

The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford, a sign that union leaders expect General Motors workers to approve a similar four-year deal.


UAW, General Motors reach contract agreement

The United Auto Workers union and General Motors Co. have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, avoiding a strike for now.


Cadillac moving headquarters to NYC to court luxury buyers

DETROIT – Cadillac wants a jolt from the city that never sleeps. General Motors’ 112-year-old luxury car division, founded in Detroit and named for the city’s founder, is moving its …


UPDATED: Mon., June 30, 2014, 12:40 p.m.

GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

General Motors’ safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.


GM recalls 3.2 million more cars for ignition switch problems

General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems.


GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. — General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.


Gov’t report says US lost $11.2B on GM bailout

NEW YORK — A new report says taxpayers lost $11.2 billion on the government’s bailout of General Motors. The estimate comes from a quarterly report to Congress by a government …


Mary Barra, a child of GM, prepares to lead it

DETROIT – When Mary Barra was born in 1961, General Motors was selling half the cars on U.S. roads. In her booming middle-class suburb north of Detroit, the woman who …


U.S. selling stake in GM

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s short stint in the auto business is coming to an end. The Treasury Department said today that it will sell its remaining stake in General …


GM records its highest profit ever: $7.6 billion

DETROIT — General Motors earned its largest profit ever in 2011, two years after it nearly collapsed.


Despite successful year, GM may face difficult road in 2012

General Motors (NYSE: GM) had a solid 2011, with domestic sales up 14 percent, well above the industry’s 10 percent and reflecting a gain in market share. That’s great for …


Auction for first Chevrolet Volt off the line is under way

DETROIT – The first production of the Chevrolet Volt has rolled off the assembly line at a General Motors Co. factory in Detroit, but anyone who wants to buy the …


Vestal: Faulty airbag deployment, GM rattle driver

Alana Brown-Clutter was driving her nice, newish Pontiac G6 out of her apartment complex in August when she was rocked by a loud explosion. “I thought someone had shot me,” …


General Motors chief will step down

General Motors Co. CEO Ed Whitacre says he’s stepping down Sept. 1. Whitacre says he will be replaced by GM board member Daniel Akerson, the managing director and head of …


Camp remains dealer for GM

Managers of Spokane’s Camp Chevrolet Cadillac say they’ve succeeded in persuading General Motors to leave their doors open. As part of its restructuring during bankruptcy last summer, GM announced plans …


Toyota’s pain is rivals’ sales gain in February

Toyota’s pain is its rivals’ gain. All major automakers but Toyota reported higher U.S. sales in February, and most took customers from their powerful Japanese competitor, which has been struggling …


Study: Detroit lifts quality but Toyota still king

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have made strides in new vehicle quality over the last year, but they still lag behind their foreign competitors, according to a closely watched study …


GM’s road will include its share of bumps

Everybody thinks they drive well. The ninnies who do not use turn signals. The interstate bumper-mates who measure car lengths in inches. The parallel parkers who use the concussion method.


Obama’s plan to save GM: bankruptcy, $30 billion

President Barack Obama pushed a humbled General Motors Corp. into bankruptcy on Monday and said the federal government will act as “reluctant shareholder” when it assumes a 60 percent ownership …


GM to cut 21,000 U.S. jobs, shed Pontiac

General Motors Corp. said it will cut 21,000 U.S. factory jobs by next year, phase out its storied Pontiac brand and ask the government to take more than half its …