Mary Barra

GM lines up urban mobility deals, while Ford experiments 'everywhere'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

GM and its competitors are determined to get on board with changes in technology and demographics that are bringing people back to cities and thrusting car-sharing and ride-sharing into the mainstream. The question is how....
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GM honors Welburn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors last week honored its global design chief, Ed Welburn, with a ceremony at the Detroit Institute of Arts, rededicating the GM Center for African American Art in Welburn's honor....
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Activist critical of Barra's dual role

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

GM erred in giving CEO Mary Barra the added title of chairman, said Harry Wilson, the activist investor whose demands for a board seat last year helped prod GM to buy back $5 billion in stock....
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Naming GM's Barra chairman was 'tone deaf,' activist investor says

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Harry Wilson, the activist investor who last year prodded General Motors to buy back $5 billion in stock, says that GM's recent move to make CEO Mary Barra board chairman was “remarkably tone deaf,” even as he applauded her performance....
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GM hikes 2016 profit forecast, boosts stock buyback by $4 billion

8:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

GM raised its earnings projection for 2016 by 25 cents a share, increased the size of its share buyback and boosted the dividend to start the year....
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Training wheels come off for Barra & Co.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

As a former human-resources executive, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is certainly familiar with the term "probationary period." Barra has survived hers....
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Chevy designs Bolt EV to be shared

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Chevrolet is presenting the 2017 Bolt EV to the tech cognoscenti at the Consumer Electronics Show as a technological showcase designed for a ride-sharing future. GM CEO Mary Barra lifted the veil on the production Bolt, which features connectivity galore and an airy interior that belies its modest size....
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GM names Barra chairman; Solso stays on as lead director

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

GM's board of directors has elevated CEO Mary Barra to the role of chairman, replacing Tim Solso, who will continue to serve as lead independent director. She will remain CEO of the automaker. Solso has been chairman since January 2014, the same time that Barra took the CEO job....
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Fiat merger mastermind says next deal could be after he's gone

10:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, the mastermind of the merger that created the world's seventh-largest carmaker, says another transformational deal probably won't happen under his watch....
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2015 LISTS OF 10

Quotables from notables

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

From Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors CEO Mary Barra, a look back at notable quotes from notable people in 2015....
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And for 2016, I do solemnly resolve to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

New Year's resolutions we may or may not hear for 2016....
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DOT's Foxx convenes 15 auto executives to discuss safety issues

9:42 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Senior executives from 15 automakers met Tuesday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to discuss broad improvements to auto safety after several major defect crises have tarnished the industry's reputation in recent years....
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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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