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  • WASHINGTON, April 17- General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.

  • Auto airbag maker Continental named in GM recall suit Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    April 17- Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.

  • GM 1Q global sales up 2 pct to 2.42M Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race. Sales leader Toyota has yet to release first quarter numbers but says it's on the way to selling 10.1 million vehicles this year.

  • AP Top Financial News At 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading Venture investments highest since 2001 Advice to Democrats: Don't say' recovery' Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked GM 1 Q global sales up 2 pct to 2.42 M Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature Target expands subscription service tenfold Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:29 a.m. EDT Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    More than 2/ 3 of US states had job gains in March, while unemployment rate fell in 21 states Asian stock markets rise in abbreviated trading Venture investments soar 57 percent in 1st quarter to highest level since 2001 Democrats urged not to mention the word' recovery' in upcoming campaign Mazda recalling 109,000 older Tribute SUVs to fix frame rust problem Chobani to expand product offerings with desserts, dips as it faces intensifying competition Wal-Mart, seeking to drive customer traffic, enters the money transfer business with a bang Judge won't make GM tell owners to stop driving cars recalled for ignition switch defect GM 1 Q global sales rise 2 pct. to 2.42 M, enough to hold off fast-growing VW in global race Facebook launches location-sharing feature' Nearby Friends' with lots of precautions

  • April 17- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    DETROIT— A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued her order Thursday in Corpus Christi.

  • April 17- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

  • PARIS, April 17- Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold, according to registrations data published on Thursday, but a confidential industry survey shows the pickup is failing to halt a price war. PSA Peugeot Citroen saw its European sales volume rise in line with the market last month and for the first quarter overall.

  • Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.

  • April 16- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will announce an agreement by the end of April to allow production of Jeep models in China, the head of the Jeep brand, Mike Manley, said on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 23 or 1.5 percent, to $16.07. General Motors Co. rose$. 61 or 1.8 percent, to $33.97. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 48 or 1.4 percent, to $34.56.

  • TOYOTA CITY, Japan/ IRVINE, Calif., April 17- In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Toyota Motor Corp will next year launch a hydrogen-powered car in the United States, Japan and Europe.

  • GM's new models overshadowed at NY Auto Show Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:49 PM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, talks in front of the Chevrolet Trax at the New York International Auto Show, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in New York.

    GM's area is a virtual ghost town filled with a few GM staff members, talking with a few reporters who made their way into the hall.

  • GM consultant Feinberg on potential victims fund     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    General Motors consultant Kenneth Feinberg discussed the possibility of a GM victims fund, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 15 or. 9 percent, to $15.99. General Motors Co. rose$. 33 or 1.0 percent, to $33.69. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 49 or 1.4 percent, to $34.57.

  • Mustang turns 50: The pony car that almost wasn't Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    The new 2015 Mustang convertible is viewed on top of the observation deck at the Empire State Building on April 16, 2014 in New York City.

    The Mustang has stood the test of time, as only a handful of nameplates have been around for 50 years.

  • Midday movers: Post Holdings, Tyson Foods, Yelp & More Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • GM to seek court protection against ignition suits Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    General Motors headquarters, April 1, 2014, in Detroit

    GM will ask a bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

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