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GM puts two engineers on paid leave due to decade-old ignition defect

General Motors said Thursday it had put two engineers on paid leave as it investigates its recall of millions of vehicles over a decade-old ignition defect linked to 13 deaths. GM chief executive Mary Barra announced the first disciplinary personnel action stemming from the company’s internal probe of the circumstances…

Federal judge refrains from making GM ‘park’ 2.6 million recalled cars

By Erwin Seba CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge refrained on Friday from issuing an emergency order that would have parked millions of General Motors Co cars recalled for defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos at a hearing…

Jon Stewart: GM knew faulty 57-cent auto part was killing people but said, ‘F*ck it’

Jon Stewart pilloried the special rights enjoyed by corporations on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show.” General Motors issued a recall of more than 1.3 million vehicles this week as its new CEO, Mary Barra, testified before Congress about an ignition switch problem that caused cars to suddenly turn…

GM wants to ban direct Tesla sales in Ohio

In the battle between Tesla Motors and entrenched car dealers, reinforcements have arrived for the status quo in the form of General Motors. With the recent setback in New Jersey, the battlefield has shifted to Ohio, where……

General Motors recalls 824,000 more cars over ignition problem

General Motors on Friday recalled 824,000 more cars for possible problems with ignitions that have led to more than 30 accidents and 12 deaths. Last month, GM called back 1.6 million cars amid questions over why it took years to address a defect it knew about as early as 2001.…

General Motors knew of deadly ignition switch problems in 2001

General Motors knew of problems with its auto ignition switches, blamed for numerous crashes and 12 deaths, as early as 2001, three years before previously thought, fresh data shows. GM’s updated chronology of the problem, sent to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, says a report during pre-production work…

General Motors faces congressional probe over slow recall

General Motors and the US auto safety regulator faced fresh scrutiny Tuesday as Congress launched a probe into why both were slow to act on a problem with GM cars linked to 13 deaths. Lawmaker Fred Upton said the House Energy and Commerce Committee would hold hearings into the issue…

France continues to push ban on genetically modified corn due to environmental risks

PARIS (Reuters) – France published a decree on Monday to prevent the planting of genetically modified maize as a stop-gap measure, while the government works on changes to domestic and European laws to ensure a longer-term ban. The French government, which says GM crops present environmental risks, has been trying…

Fish oil could soon come from GM crop

Oils could provide feed for farmed fish and ultimately be used as a health supplement in human foods such as margarine A genetically-modified plant that produces seeds packed with fish oils is set to be grown in open fields in the UK within months, scientists announced on Friday. The oils…

Genetic modification blamed for rejected Washington alfalfa crop

Farmer in Washington state reports his alfalfa shipment was rejected after testing positive for genetic modification Authorities were investigating a new suspected case of crop contamination on Thursday – the second in the Pacific northwest in five months – after samples of hay tested positive for genetically modified traits. The…

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