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Numbers on GM recall for faulty ignition switches

Ignition switches have presented General Motors with significant safety issues this year. Here are details of the switch problems by the numbers, including new information filed Thursday in GM's second-quarter report to securities regulators:...

Ford 2Q net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years....

FDA warns of compounded drug recall by Texas firm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to potential risks of contamination....

Ford names Galhotra as Lincoln's new president

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford's luxury Lincoln division is getting a new president....

Ford says new F-150 can compete with rivals

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight....

Clarification: GM-Recalls-Rental Cars story

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story July 16, The Associated Press reported that General Motors became the first big automaker to support legislation barring rental-car companies from renting or selling vehicles subject to a recall. The story should have specified that current law bans car dealerships only from selling new cars under recall, not used recalled cars....

GM delayed recall in another ignition switch case

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers with a recall until last month, according to documents posted by federal safety regulators....