Mary Barra


Barra's historic rise challenges notions of what's possible

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Mary Barra's decidedly unconventional career arc is now inspiring women in a range of jobs, spanning from rank-and-file engineer to car dealer, to think big....
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GM CEO Barra to keynote at 2016 CES

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Association said Thursday....
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GM's Barra: 'We can lead and disrupt others'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

In her first year as CEO, Mary Barra battled the demons of General Motors' past. In the second, she has been trying to predict far into the future. She has been spending time on topics of growing importance to investors and analysts: autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing and other mobility solutions that promise to alter the car-ownership experience....
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GM to add second shift, 1,200 jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck plant

8:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

General Motors is adding a second shift -- about 1,200 workers -- at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to meet future demand for the five vehicles made there, including the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid that rolls out in coming weeks....
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Unlike rivals, GM sidesteps stampede to Silicon Valley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

It might have come as a surprise to Wall Street analysts this month when, instead of citing SIlicon Valley, General Motors' global product chief Mark Reuss name-checked an institution nearly 3,000 miles away: the University of Waterloo, near Toronto. The school "is rapidly becoming a great pipeline for us of young, creative and talented people eager to join this company," Reuss said....
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GM plans to be pickier about vehicle segments

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

Just as GM is getting choosier about which countries it competes in, it also plans closer scrutiny of the vehicle segments on which it places its bets, CEO Mary Barra says....
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GM claims victory even as its market share slips

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

General Motors' U.S. market share is on pace to decline again this year, just as it has nearly every year of the last 10. But GM CEO Mary Barra urges a closer look at the numbers, which she says offer proof that - after years of talking about it - GM is repressing that deeply ingrained instinct to chase market-share growth at the expense of the bottom line....
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BLOG: GM flexes engineering prowess with 2016 Chevy Volt, Colorado diesel

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

GM is starting to flex its engineering muscles in just about every area of its business....
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Why Marchionne and his rivals disagree on the need for mass consolidation

Oct. 5, 2015 06:15 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the global auto industry will face “disastrous consequences” if it ignores his call for more large-scale consolidation. But General Motors, his No. 1 merger choice, is not alone in disagreeing with the executive....
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Between the lines, GM rebuts Marchionne

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

GM's annual pitch to about 180 analysts and investors last week could be viewed as one long commercial for why GM doesn't need Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: The automaker is too busy “redefining the future of mobility.”...
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BLOG: Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Facing a rising tide of disruptors, Old Auto desperately needs to stop being its own worst enemy....
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GM targets double-digit earnings growth in 2016

10:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

General Motors moved to convince Wall Street that its recovery is gathering momentum with improving margins, strong brands, new markets for high-tech vehicles, and prospects for stronger profits in coming years....
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GM ramps up autonomous driving, mobility plans

9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

GM today disclosed plans for several new autonomous-driving and mobility initiatives -- from a New York City ride-sharing project to an electric bike -- in an effort to convince investors that it's ready for a coming disruption in the way people worldwide get around....
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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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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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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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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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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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GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

General Motors CEO Mary Barra comments on lessons from mom; girls who shy away from math; slicing a 10-page policy down to two words; tapping millennials to erase stupid habits; taking regular trips to Silicon...
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