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Automakers to meet with U.S. transportation, EPA chiefs

Major automakers are set to meet with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules.

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GM bid to block ignition-switch suits rejected by Supreme Court

GM's efforts to block hundreds of lawsuits over its ignition-switch defects broke down when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.

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| UPDATED: 4/24/17 4:15 pm ET - adds details, stock close
GM bid to block ignition-switch suits rejected by Supreme Court

GM's efforts to block hundreds of lawsuits over its ignition-switch defects broke down when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.

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Self-driving tech must put safety first

Given the almost unlimited capability of the new technology, why can't it be used for a worthwhile purpose, such as reducing our obscene traffic fatality rate?

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