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  • Regulators twice declined to open GM ignition switch probes

    Regulators twice declined to open GM ignition switch probes
    WASHINGTON -- Despite concerns that airbags failed to deploy in some General Motors Co. cars, federal regulators twice declined to open formal investigations to determine the cause, according to a congressional investigation into delays in recalling the...
  • Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally as Ford chief executive

    Ford Motor Co. said its Chief Executive Alan Mulally will retire July 1. The automaker chief operating officer Mark Fields will be named Ford president and chief executive and join Ford’s board of directors. The transition was expected since...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • Senators attack culture of GM

    For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation. GM need only have spent an...
  • Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims

    Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...
  • CTA releases list of buildings needed to be razed for Belmont overpass

    CTA releases list of buildings needed to be razed for Belmont overpass
    The CTA has released the list of nearly 20 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood it says must be torn down as part of a $320 million project to build an elevated bypass and untangle trains on the Red, Purple and Brown lines. Many of the buildings are...
  • Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships

    Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships
    David Hirsch knows what it's like not to have access to favorite snacks or to run out of everyday health care items while working at sea. That dilemma led Hirsch, 43, and his wife Ashley to launch Crew Concierge in November 2005 to fill a void he'd...
  • NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe

    Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally. Regulators will continue to fine the...
  • Newspaper reporter between lumberjack, enlisted military personnel for worst jobs of 2014

    Newspaper reporter between lumberjack, enlisted military personnel for worst jobs of 2014
    Most people won't disagree that serving in military or being a lumberjack are far more dangerous jobs than being a newspaper reporter.  But that didn't stop the career of newspaper reporting ranking in the bottom three of the 200 best and worst jobs...
  • Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push

    Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push
    MILAN (Reuters) - 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. The German sportscar maker has...
  • Langley Speedway Legends champion Spencer Saunders to try his hand at Late Model racing

    Langley Speedway Legends champion Spencer Saunders to try his hand at Late Model racing
    HAMPTON — When Spencer Saunders says everything in his life is scheduled around stock car racing, he's not kidding. Whether he's at school or at work or simply having fun, racing is always a part. Saunders, 24, works up to 50 hours a week in...