U.S. Congress Opens Hearings Into GM Defect Controversy


(Repeats with no changes) By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will try to establish who is to blame for at least 13 auto-related deaths over the past decade, as public hearings are launched on Tuesday on General Motors Co's slow response to defective ignition switches in cars. Despite tougher laws being enacted in 2000 and 2010 to encourage automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to aggressively root out safety concerns, it ...


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