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  • *Congress probes automaker's failure to fix until 2014.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, April 11- Documents made public on Friday by a U.S. House of Representatives committee provided fresh details on General Motors Co's awareness of problems surrounding ignition switches in millions of its cars- long before the Detroit automaker recalled the vehicles.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- A U.S. congressional committee on Friday said there were "failures within the system" over the handling of flawed ignition switches in General Motors Co vehicles, which have been linked to 13 deaths. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton said that initial documents provided to his panel revealed those failures.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- A U.S. congressional committee on Friday said there were "failures within the system" over the handling of flawed ignition switches in General Motors vehicles, which have been linked to 13 deaths. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton said that initial documents provided to his panel revealed those failures.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- U.S. lawmakers investigating General Motors' slow recall of 2.6 million cars are zeroing in on engineers and others who may have been aware of problems with ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday called her company's slow response to at least 13 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches "unacceptable," but could not give U.S. lawmakers many answers as to what went wrong as she pointed to an ongoing internal investigation.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- General Motors CEO Mary Barra, under intense grilling by members of the U.S. Congress, on Tuesday said she found employee statements "disturbing" that cost considerations may have discouraged the prompt replacement of faulty ignition switches now linked to at least 13 fatalities.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. Congress will try to establish who is to blame for at least 13 auto-related deaths over the past decade, as public hearings are launched on Tuesday on General Motors' slow response to defective ignition switches in cars.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. Congress will try to establish who is to blame for at least 13 auto-related deaths over the past decade, as public hearings are launched on Tuesday on General Motors Co's slow response to defective ignition switches in cars.

  • Delphi: GM approved ignition switches below specs Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    Documents from GM and a federal agency on faulty ignition switches paint an "unsettling picture," according to a congressional panel.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, March 30- Among the most critical unanswered questions in General Motors' mounting crisis over a defective ignition switch that led to crashes and at least 13 deaths is who, eight years ago, approved a change in the part for new vehicles and why that didn't lead to a recall of older cars to fix the problem.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, March 30- Among the most critical unanswered questions in General Motors' mounting crisis over a defective ignition switch that led to crashes and at least 13 deaths is who, eight years ago, approved a change in the part for new vehicles and why that didn't lead to a recall of older cars to fix the problem.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Thousands of documents from General Motors and a federal agency on the automaker's faulty ignition switches provide an "unsettling picture," according to a U.S. congressional committee that received the information.

  • *Reuters/ Ipsos poll: 67 pct want tougher U.S. auto regulation. WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. lawmakers are considering calling on former General Motors Co executives and employees from parts supplier Delphi Automotive to testify as they cast a wide net in their probe of GM's recall of 1.6 million vehicles with potentially lethal ignition-switch problems.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- As General Motors comes under scrutiny by the U.S. Congress for its handling of a long-running problem with ignition switches linked to 12 deaths, two senators on Tuesday offered legislation aimed at improving the auto industry's reporting of safety problems.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The U.S. congressional investigation into General Motors Co automobile defects will bring aggressive scrutiny to a company with powerful lobbying clout and strong ties on Capitol Hill.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, March 11- Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Motors is criminally liable for failing to properly disclose problems with some of its vehicles that were linked to 13 deaths and led to a recall last month, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

  • *Senate, House panels to investigate stalling problem. WASHINGTON, March 11- Congress's investigation of a deadly defect in some General Motors cars widened on Tuesday, and a House committee ordered the automaker and a federal regulator to provide details on steps they took to get unsafe cars off the road.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday gave General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration until March 25 to provide information related to the automaker's recall of vehicles due to safety concerns.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- Supporters of U.S. energy exports have pounced on the crisis in Ukraine to press their case for faster approvals of liquid natural gas projects and for an end to a decades-long ban on exports of most U.S. crude oil.

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