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  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors' top engineering executive, a longtime colleague and key lieutenant of Chief Executive Mary Barra, is retiring in the automaker's highest profile executive change since the massive recall of vehicles with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it is restructuring its engineering operations in a move meant to improve quality and safety of its vehicles as a result of the fallout from the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it is restructuring its engineering operations in a move meant to improve quality and safety of its vehicles, even as it deals with the fallout from the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. As part of the reorganization, GM said its global vehicle engineering chief, John Calabrese, is retiring.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, March 31- A U.S. congressional probe is focusing on why General Motors employees repeatedly approved ignition switches that failed to meet company standards and how those decisions may have contributed to crashes linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • 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.

  • DETROIT, March 28- General Motors Co said on Friday that it had told its dealers to stop selling certain Chevrolet Cruze small cars for an undisclosed issue, another blow to a company dealing with the crisis created by defective ignition switches linked to at least 12 deaths. "I can just confirm that we put a stop-sale in last night," GM spokesman Alan Adler said.

  • DETROIT, March 28- General Motors Co said on Friday that it had told its dealers to stop selling Chevrolet Cruze small cars equipped with 1.4- liter turbo diesel engines for an undisclosed issue, another blow for a company dealing with the crisis created by defective ignition switches linked to at least 12 deaths.

  • *Senate, House say criminal investigation could complicate their probes. DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 12- General Motors Co said on Wednesday that even after the vehicles in its ignition-switch recall are repaired, owners should avoid weighing down their key rings with anything more than the key and fob.

  • DETROIT, March 12- General Motors Co said on Wednesday that even after the vehicles in its ignition-switch recall are repaired, owners should still have only the key and fob on the key ring.

  • DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co on Monday said it had hired two outside law firms to probe the company's response to ignition-switch problems on cars that have been linked to 13 deaths, but both firms have done business with GM, raising questions of conflict of interest.

  • *Barra learned of ignition-switch issue two weeks after becoming CEO. DETROIT, March 10- In her first big test as General Motors Co's chief executive, Mary Barra has taken a hands-on approach behind the scenes in directing the automaker's response to ignition-switch problems that have been linked to 13 deaths. Most of the affected vehicles are in North America.

  • DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co said on Monday that the team conducting a probe of the company's ignition-switch recall linked to 13 deaths is being led by the lawyer who investigated Lehman Brothers after the financial services firm collapsed in 2008..

  • DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co said on Monday that the team conducting a probe of the company's handling of an ignition switch recall linked to 13 deaths includes attorneys from both inside and outside the No. 1 U.S. automaker.

  • DETROIT, March 7- General Motors Co needs to get through its ignition-switch recall and the resulting federal investigation quickly to avoid any lasting damage to its brand, but the federal probe could keep the problem in the public eye for at least six months.

  • DETROIT, March 5- General Motors Co is moving to learn more internally about its handling of the recall of ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, including questioning employees involved in the process from the start, according to two people familiar with the situation.

  • DETROIT, March 5- General Motors Co is moving to learn more internally about its handling of the recall of ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, including questioning employees involved in the process from the start, according to two people familiar with the situation.

  • DETROIT, March 4- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said the No. 1 U.S. automaker was sorry for the recent recall of an ignition-switch linked to 13 deaths, and said the process would take time to play out but the company would work to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • DETROIT, March 4- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said the No. 1 U.S. automaker was sorry for the recent recall of an ignition-switch linked to 13 deaths, and said the process would take time to play out but the company would work to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • DETROIT, Feb 27- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into whether General Motors Co reacted fast enough in its recall of more than 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes.