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    UPDATE 2-U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls  

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    Congressional Probe Shows GM Lags on Reporting Ignition-Switch Defect  

    Democrats on the House committee that is holding hearings on GM's response to the ignition-switch defect, say the automaker has not yet reported to federal regulators the "vast majority" of consumer complaints about the issue....More
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    U.S. Congress Opens Hearings Into GM Defect Controversy  

    Information provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee includes documents indicating GM decided to install ignition switches that fell short of its own specifications in certain models....More
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    Replacement Ignition Switch to Bear New Part Number, GM Says  

    The automaker says the part that will replace faulty ignition switches in 1.6 million vehicles is getting a new number to eliminate "potential confusion about which part to use in the repair."...More
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    Russian Steelmaker Strategizes Against U.S. Automakers' Aluminum Interest  

    Severstal plans to develop new, high-strength steel products to counter the "infiltration" of aluminum into products such as Ford's new F-150 pickup made almost entirely from the lighter-weight metal....More
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    UPDATE 2-Hyundai Motor R&D president returns only 3 months after leaving  

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    Hyundai, Kia Name New R&D Chief  

    Former R&D quality-control manager Kim Hae-jin succeeds Kwon Moon-shik, who resigned after taking responsibility for quality issues....More
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    Robot Maker Kuka Wins New Chinese Auto Business  

    The manufacturer says two Chinese automakers have ordered 1,375 of its industrial robots....More
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    Hyundai Sees Bright Future in Auto Steel 1

    Ultra-strong advanced steel alloys are expected to give new vehicles such as the ’15 Genesis luxury car an edge in crashworthiness, weight and cost....More
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