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  • April 16- General Motors Co said on Wednesday that it has set up a new fast-track ordering system to accelerate the shipment of parts needed to fix an ignition switch defect that has forced the automaker to recall 2.6 million of its compact cars.

  • April 16- The board of Detroit's General Retirement System on Wednesday approved economic terms of a settlement with the city that include cuts to pension benefits, putting in place another key component of Detroit's effort to exit bankruptcy by October.

  • Loud in a crowd: Nissan range gets grille makeover Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 17- Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co is going for a facelift to stand out from the crowd. In an increasingly competitive global market- in China alone there are some 80 automakers battling for sales- Nissan plans to put a V-shaped front grille design on most of its models to give itself a "distinct, unified face", says global design chief Shiro Nakamura.

  • Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    DETROIT— Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.

  • April 16- Signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches, General Motors Co said it will ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy.

  • Detroit leaders launch grants for small businesses Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    DETROIT— Detroit government, development and philanthropic leaders launched a grant program Wednesday intended to help boost small businesses in the city and the two communities it surrounds.

  • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Toyota says it changed every exterior piece but the roof. But Toyota acknowledges that tastes have changed, and buyers of midsize cars want more style, comfort and performance to go with the reliability.

  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:26 AM ET

    DETROIT— The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday.

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

  • April 15- Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

  • GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    DETROIT— As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

  • April 15- Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with its two pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

  • Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    DETROIT— The city of Detroit reached a deal with a group of retired police officers and firefighters that would protect pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments— the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday.

  • Detroit nearing pensions deal, newspapers say Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    A deal calling for pension cuts with groups representing former city employees could come as early as Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press said on its website. "The two sides have made significant progress in mediation talks...," the Detroit Free Press said.

  • Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    Markets in Chicago and Detroit were among those struggling to fill whitefish orders before the beginning of the eight-day celebration Monday evening, and a representative of a commercial fishing agency said the shortfall extended as far as New York.

  • Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    *Porsche product drive faced scepticism among fans. MILAN, April 14- As Fiat Chrysler moves to reinvent its small Maserati brand as a serious rival to the world's luxury car makers, the pressure to succeed is all the greater for the startling success of Germany's Porsche.

  • GM replacing communications, human resources heads Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1700 GMT/1300 ET Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- For a bunch of people who just agreed the global economy is doing better, top officials from the world's rich and poor nations sound rather worried. -IMF-ECONOMY/, moved, by Jan Strupczewski and Krista Hughes, 870 words. PARIS- Two years ago, Greece's debt crisis almost brought the euro zone crashing down.

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

  • GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    DETROIT— Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems— and that one part of GM often didn't know what another was doing.

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