Mary Barra

Barra wants to end GM's 'dog ate my homework' culture

7:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM CEO Mary Barra is determined to switch the company from survivor mode -- a bankruptcy and safety recall -- to winning in the marketplace....
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GM to tap into connectivity, expand car sharing services, Barra says

5:31 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the automaker plans new efforts to capitalize on the connectivity built into its cars, expanding car sharing services, offering more autonomous driving features and enabling services through smartphone apps....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Is there a side door into Fortress GM?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Amid the handshakes and smiles of a tentative labor agreement with the UAW last week, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne let slip where he is going next....
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Barra heeds the sounds of silence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she has heard Sergio Marchionne loud and clear on his call for a merger of GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. She also has listened keenly to her own shareholders, and they're not saying much of anything....
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Opel ready for next phase of turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

It was three years ago when General Motors first declared one of its most important post-bankruptcy goals: to stop losing money by mid-decade in Europe, a region that has drained more than $18 billion from GM's bottom line over the last 16 years. It will finally reach that milestone next year, GM executives said at the auto show here last week. But then what?...
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NEWS ANALYSIS

GM's recall settlement frees Barra to confront new challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Hours after GM agreed to pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to bungled recalls, CEO Mary Barra said the crisis that has shadowed her for nearly two years was "a catalyst for meaningful change." Barra must now show investors and consumers that change at GM is real, and goes beyond moves to attack engineering and managerial lapses....
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Corporate 'siloing' an obstacle to charging GM employees, prosecutor says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

The chief U.S. prosecutor in Manhattan blamed gaps in federal law and "siloing" within General Motors for the failure so far to charge any individual employees who may be responsible for faulty ignition switches linked to 124 deaths....
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Despite settlements, GM still faces exposure in civil suits

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

General Motors' potential liability over flawed ignition switches isn't over yet, and billions of dollars remain at stake. GM agreed today to pay $575 million to end a shareholder suit tied to the defect and more than 1,380 civil cases by victims. A separate $900 million accord with the U.S. government resolved a criminal probe into the matter....
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Barra says GM investors have shrugged off talk of FCA merger

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the automaker's investors haven't been beating down the company's door to discuss a potential GM-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merger since FCA chief Sergio Marchionne renewed buzz about a deal last month....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why Barra's timing is good for Frankfurt appearance

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015

Mary Barra will make her first public appearance at a European auto show as GM’s CEO next week in Frankfurt. Her timing is pretty good....
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Like? Dislike? Barra's blue talk on Facebook page

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

As you probably deduced from all the “expletives deleted” in our recent Sergio Marchionne interview stories, the FCA chief can turn the air day-glo purple. You might not expect that from Mary Barra, but General Motors' CEO did get a bit profane on her new Facebook page -- maybe something she picked up from her days as a plant manager....
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JASON STEIN

BLOG: Marchionne waits at the gate, but who is there to answer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Merger or no merger, General Motors, once unassailable in corporate America, is vulnerable. The really bad news for GM: A dragon stands again at the gates. And he's wearing a black sweater....
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JASON STEIN

Marchionne waits at the gate, but who is there to answer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The really bad news for GM: A dragon stands again at the gates. And he's wearing a black sweater....
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GM to invest $1 billion in India, plans to double market share by 2020

6:59 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015

General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said today....
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GM profit weathers China slowdown

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

General Motors' second-quarter results offered a sigh of relief - at least temporarily - to investors and other market watchers worried about slowing growth in China....
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Barra pressed for cost cuts, other moves to help GM hit China target

6:29 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2015

GM Chief Executive Mary Barra has been pushing executives in China since the first signs of trouble in the market early this year to find ways to hit the company's target of delivering 9 to 10 percent profit margins, despite falling car prices and weak economic growth....
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GM shrugs off China worries with $1.1B Q2 profit

7:45 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2015

GM's strong second-quarter results in China seemed to allay investors' concerns that a slowdown in Chinese demand would dent the company's bottom line. The automaker posted net income of $1.1 billion last quarter, fueled by strong demand for pickups and SUVs, and higher pretax profit and margins in China....
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GM will stick with U.S. production of small cars as UAW talks commence

12:36 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says GM has no plans to follow Ford's move to relocate its small-car production in the face of slowing demand....
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Fiat Chrysler's Jeep delay highlights challenges to a potential merger

June 29, 2015 10:50 CET

The chief of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Jeep brand, Mike Manley, says a redesign of its Grand Cherokee SUV will be delayed by at least a year, intensifying the challenges FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne faces in his quest for a partner....
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GM asking advisors for help rekindles FCA merger talk

2:12 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2015

General Motors seeking advice from investment banks shows it is taking an attempt by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to force a merger with its larger U.S. rival seriously, analysts and traders said....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

FCA's long-odds GM pursuit hangs on Marchionne's deal record

2:20 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2015

Moves by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to force General Motors into a merger might have been laughed out of court by now, had its CEO been anyone other than Sergio Marchionne....
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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

Rising stock prices push up CEO pay

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Charles Bunch topped the list of the 35 highest-paid CEOs at publicly traded North America-based automotive companies for the second year in a row in 2014. The list reflects rising industry fortunes and stock prices....
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GM labor veteran Clegg to head talks with UAW

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

When UAW bargainers sit down this summer to hammer out a new labor agreement with General Motors, they'll be looking across the table at a familiar chief negotiator for the automaker....
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GM labor negotiator retires; Barra signals more involvement in UAW talks

10:14 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2015

General Motors' lead labor negotiator has retired, marking the departure of two of the Detroit 3's top labor officials just weeks ahead of contract negotiations with the UAW. Meanwhile, GM CEO Mary Barra also appears set to take part in the formal talks....
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GM CEO Barra says Marchionne sent email on possible merger with Fiat Chrysler

June 9, 2015 16:36 CET

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne sent her an email proposing a potential merger and that GM's board gave "strong support" to her strategy of going it alone....
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