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Lawyers scan GM report for details to bolster negligence suits

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. ... Read More »

A push to adjust backup cameras

After a yearslong campaign to stop drivers from backing their cars over children, U.S. auto-safety regulators changed federal standards to effectively mandate backup cameras in most new light vehicles, starting in 2018. ... Read More »

Robertson: BMW’s i subbrand will lift margins

There's a nice pricing advantage to be had for early entrants in new segments, says Ian Robertson, BMW Group board member in charge of BMW brand sales and marketing and group retail operations. ... Read More »

Ford, Kia tested as audiences shrink for ‘Idol’ and ‘The Voice’

Ford and Kia have been intertwined with The Voice and American Idol through elaborate sponsorship deals that include vehicles given as prizes to the top performers. ... Read More »

Quiz: Mustang’s weight, UAW’s vote and GM’s victims

Test your grasp of the latest with our weekly quiz. ... Read More »

Subaru prices 2015 Outback from $25,745

Pricing on the redesigned 2015 Outback, Subaru's second-best selling nameplate in the United States last year, will start at $25,745, including shipping. ... Read More »

Used-vehicle prices dipped in May, but pickup prices edged up

In line with seasonal patterns, overall wholesale prices of used vehicles dipped in May from April levels, but prices of used pickups rose, according to data in the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index. ... Read More »

FTC Requests Public Comments on SCI’s Application to Approve Sale of Funeral Home Assets in Alabama to Legacy Funeral Holdings of Alabama LLC

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s...

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Chrysler spot pitches the 200 and the workers who make it

Chrysler will market its all-new 200 as a car with "swagger" and "soul" in a new campaign breaking Saturday that focuses not just on the car, but the people who make it. ... Read More »

What the report says about the role, knowledge of GM’s top executives, board

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: ... Read More »