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GM, lawyers fight over bankruptcy protections

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past....

GM restructuring engineering in response to recall

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring of its engineering operations in response to a massive safety recall....

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

BEIJING (AP) -- The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million....

Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired....

Chevrolet bringing tiny Trax SUV to US and China

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets....

US agency closes probe into Ford pickup trucks

DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about reduced power in EcoBoost engines....

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second ignition part in the cars must be fixed, boosting first-quarter recall costs above $1 billion....