Mary Barra

JAMIE LaREAU

GM's Mary Barra is a woman. Get over it

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
I learned some shocking news this morning watching “Today” with Matt Lauer. General Motors CEO Mary Barra is a woman....
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Barra says more recalls possible as automaker reviews data

8:53 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said more recalls remain possible as the automaker continues to grapple with a series of safety problems that have prompted the recall of 20 million cars....
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GM's Barra says further recalls are possible

June 26, 2014 14:53 CET
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said further vehicle recalls remain a possibility as GM continues to deal with a number of safety issues that have led to the recall of 20 million cars....
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GM'S BIG 180

Reversal on stalling risk forces new look at ignition issues

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Ten years ago, General Motors insisted that engine stall is not a safety defect. Now, in the face of evidence that faulty ignition switches contributed to at least 13 deaths, GM's position has changed. That radical shift in thinking is rippling through GM....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Strong leadership can change culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
In "Changing GM will take time" (June 16), Keith Crain says it "could take a decade or even a generation." If it takes more than five years, CEO Mary Barra is the wrong leader....
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GABE NELSON

Three takeaways from Barra's return to Capitol Hill

3:11 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
General Motors' ignition switch defect has done the impossible: It has unified a bitterly split Congress in a desire for closure....
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THE GM RECALL

GM, in shift, deems stalling a safety issue

1:13 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra told members of Congress on Wednesday that the automaker now considers unexpected vehicle shutoffs to be a safety concern, reversing a policy that had treated complaints about the Chevrolet Cobalt as low priority. Her statement contrasts with the approach that GM engineers used a decade ago when they viewed stalling Cobalts and Saturn Ions as a matter of customer inconvenience and studied it with little urgency....
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THE GM RECALL

GM's Barra to tell U.S. Congress she 'will not rest' until automaker fixes problems

June 18, 2014 06:01 CET
GM CEO Mary Barra will tell the U.S. Congress today that she “will not rest” until the automaker has fixed problems that allowed a deadly flaw in the Chevrolet Cobalt to fester for more than a decade....
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THE GM RECALL

House panel blasts GM's 'culture of secrecy'

11:57 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra faced intensive questioning from a House subcommittee for nearly three hours today over the slow recall of defective ignition switches, with lawmakers questioning whether she can truly change the company's culture. Some panel members reprimanded the company for a "culture of secrecy" and said its problems went "well beyond a rogue engineer." Barra vowed GM will set a new industry standard for vehicle safety....
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KEITH CRAIN

Changing GM will take time

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
GM's management team needs a lot of help from nonexecutive Chairman Tim Solso and President Dan Ammann. Their strength is that they are from outside....
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KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN

The hidden brilliance of Barra's cliches

5:34 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2014
Mary Barra has been frustrating. The best we've heard from GM's new CEO during the recall crisis is a bland, canned line about “putting the customer at the center of everything we do.”...
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THE GM RECALL

Barra to return to Capitol Hill next Wednesday with Valukas

12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra and outside attorney Anton Valukas are scheduled testify before a House committee next week to answer questions about GM's recently released investigation into the handling of its faulty ignition switches....
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GM employees are 'owning' Valukas report, Barra says

9:27 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said today that the company's employees are galvanized by the findings of its internal investigation into a deadly defect that exposed "incompetence" and a troubled corporate culture....
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THE GM REPORT

How Ray DeGiorgio threw GM investigators off track for years

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
General Motors' investigation into its mishandling of a fatal defect spreads blame among dozens of employees at various levels, but it bluntly says the problem began -- and remained unfixed for years -- largely because of "a single engineer."...
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Searing report gives Barra a mandate to reshape GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
General Motors employees who showed up at a town hall meeting last week expecting to hear CEO Mary Barra talk about moving on from the company's embarrassing safety crisis were thrown a curveball....
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THE GM RECALL

GM ignition-switch protesters expected at annual meeting

4:06 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
A planned protest at General Motors headquarters by family members of crash victims will serve as the backdrop Tuesday to an annual meeting of GM shareholders here that should prove more substantive than the mundane proceedings of past years....
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Report fingers GM culture as a culprit

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
General Motors' hidebound culture is the subject of numerous books and business school case studies. The 325-page report penned by attorney Anton Valukas' investigative team might be among the most revealing....
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Lawyers scan GM report for details to bolster negligence suits

8:05 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
Plaintiffs' lawyers began scouring GM's report on its handling of faulty ignition switches that have been tied to 13 deaths and say they are finding details that could bolster their negligence cases....
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GM issues recall for 89,000 newer vehicles

4:13 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
General Motors today issued four safety recalls covering about 89,000 newer car and truck models in the United States, adding to its record total of callbacks for the year....
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JAMIE LaREAU

Why next year's GM-UAW handshake promises to be strikingly different

3:53 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
The 2015 labor talks between the Detroit 3 and UAW will be unique. For the first time in history, the hands that reach across the negotiation table for GM and the union will each belong to a woman....
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Number of known GM dismissals reaches 8 out of 15

11:12 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
More names of ousted General Motors executives have begun to emerge -- eight of them so far, including at least one vice president and two directors -- for their roles in the still-unfolding drama over deadly ignition switches in older GM cars, according to people familiar with the matter....
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THE GM REPORT

GM dismisses 15 employees as 'deeply troubling' recall probe is released

6:45 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
General Motors has dismissed 15 employees, including at least eight executives, after an internal investigation found “a pattern of incompetence and neglect” that led to 11 years of delays in recalling millions of cars for a fatal defect related to flawed ignition switches, CEO Mary Barra said today....
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Angry Barra tells troops: Never forget what happened

12:17 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra today gave the most forceful and forthright speech of her short tenure, telling thousands of employees that she was "saddened and disturbed" reading the internal report detailing the company's deadly ignition switch defect while vowing to never let the company forget the lessons learned....
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Barra, Valukas summoned to Capitol Hill for hearings

11:19 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
The two congressional committees investigating General Motors' recall crisis said today that they will hold follow-up hearings, with GM CEO Mary Barra and independent investigator Anton Valukas invited to testify....
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What the report says about the role, knowledge of GM's top executives, board

8:21 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
The Valukas report goes into great detail about the roles played by senior GM executives, and the company's board, in the years leading up to the ignition switch recalls. A summary of the report:...
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