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GM Recalling Workers, Investing in Facilities After Bankruptcy

General Motors Co. has invested $1.4 billion in more than a dozen plants and created about 5,500 jobs since emerging from bankruptcy court in July, The Detroit News reported. The investment and job moves are a stark contrast to last year, when GM shed factories, ... Read More » Tags:

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Detroit Automakers Still Lag Foreign Rivals in Consumer Reports' Annual Rankings

WASHINGTON -Detroit's automakers continue to trail their foreign rivals in Consumer Reports' annual new car report, The Detroit News reported. Despite recent recalls by Toyota Motor Corp., it was Chrysler Group LLC that was singled out by the magazine as the worst automaker. But the ... Read More » Tags: ,

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LaHood: Toyota Became 'Safety Deaf'

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda's visit to the United States “has been a game changer” in the automaker's concern about the safety of its U.S. vehicles, Automotive News reported. “Toyota became a little safety-deaf,” ... Read More » Tags: ,

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Protective and MAPFRE to Cooperatively Develop Insurance Products

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - The Asset Protection Division of Protective Life Insurance Co. has entered into an agreement with MAPFRE Asistencia, under which the companies will work together to develop and market vehicle service contracts and related insurance products outside of the United States and Canada. ... Read More » Tags: ,

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Chrome Systems Provides BMW USA with Competitive Comparison Tool for Its Website

PORTLAND, Ore. - Chrome Systems Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., is now providing a robust vehicle comparison web site shopping tool for the BMW USA website. In this implementation, Chrome successfully delivered its Chrome Construct web services solution and an intuitive new user ... Read More » Tags: , , ,

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Toyota Vows to Speed Response to Consumer Complaints

WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. apologized for letting safety standards slip during a period of fast growth and vowed to respond more quickly to consumer complaints as two days of congressional hearings crucial to the automaker's reputation began, Reuters reported. "We now understand that we ... Read More » Tags: ,

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