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 |  Aug 19 2014, 8:01 AM

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Nearly 1.9-million GM vehicle owners will be receiving a letter from the American automaker’s CEO.

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 |  Jun 26 2014, 4:31 PM

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The light at the end of the tunnel for General Motors still isn’t in sight when it comes to recalls. 

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 |  Jun 17 2014, 2:23 PM

Michael Millikin GM's general counsel since 2009 and a key counselor to Chief Executive Mary Barra looks on as Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

Tomorrow, General Motors CEO Mary Barra will plead her company’s case to congress, and her prepared testimony has been released early.

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 |  Jun 13 2014, 7:45 AM

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra is looking to avoid another embarrassment when she takes the stand next week to testify before Congress.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 10:19 AM

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Results from an internal investigation looking into the untimely ignition switch recall at GM have been released, finding that incompetence and misdiagnosis, not a conspiracy, were the root causes.

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 |  Apr 15 2014, 8:26 AM

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General Motors is making some large internal changes that it claims are not related to its current recall crisis.

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 |  Feb 10 2014, 5:01 PM

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General Motors has announced that it expects to pay its new CEO Mary Barra about $14.4 million this year.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 9:02 AM

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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain.

Lots of important car news broke through the year as the industry continues to evolve and stabilize coming out of the devastating Great Recession. Capping the year, here are the Top 10 Automotive Stories from 2013.

 |  Dec 17 2013, 12:32 PM

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Soon-to-retire General Motors CEO Dan Akerson maintains that the U.S. government’s choice to bail out the Detroit giant saved money despite losses after the Treasury Department offloaded its remaining shares. 

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 |  Aug 10 2012, 5:01 PM

Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors, is more than a little upset that workers seem to be disloyal to their employer, something he made clear during an employee meeting and conference call on Thursday.

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 |  May 01 2012, 5:31 PM

According to current GM CEO Dan Akerson, Mary Barra (pictured above), the global product development chief at GM may succeed him, and would become the first female CEO of General Motors. 

Akerson was brought into the company as it was emerging from bankruptcy, and was charged with the difficult task of putting the numbers back in the black. Now that the forecast is looking less dismal at GM, it seems a new CEO may be looming. Another factor is surely that Dan Akerson is 63 years old, and may be considering retirement soon.

While there are quite a few females in the automotive industry, the top ranks have been historically male, but now GM is trying to change this. ”Four of 12 of our directors are women, one of our women runs Europe and some of our biggest plants are run by women,” Akerson said.

[Source: Automotive News]