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Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

NEW YORK - Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.

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German, Japanese carmakers cash in on Korea-U.S. trade deal: data

SEOUL - Japanese and German automakers are benefiting more than their U.S. peers from a free trade deal between Washington and Seoul, according to import figures suggesting U.S. brands are not reaping the rewards they may have expected from the pact.

17 Apr 2014

Europe's car sales upturn fails to halt price war

PARIS - Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold, according to registrations data published on Thursday, but a confidential industry survey shows the pickup is failing to halt a price war.

17 Apr 2014

GM faced a Cadillac ignition switch issue in 2006

DETROIT/WASHINGTON - General Motors engineers reported accidentally turning off ignition switches in a Cadillac SRX with their knees more than eight years ago, and they ordered a similar fix to a similar problem in smaller, cheaper cars linked to 13 deaths, according to documents from parts maker Delphi Automotive.

16 Apr 2014

GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits

- General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.

16 Apr 2014