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  • Has GM pulled a Pinto?

     Has GM pulled a Pinto?
    In the late 1960s, a charismatic vice president at Ford Motor Co. decided to bring out a low-priced car that could be produced for little money while bringing in huge profits. The executive's name was Lee Iacocca, and the Ford Pinto he championed became one of the most infamous models in U.S. automotive history. Why? Because to save money, Ford released a car that could explode in even low-speed rear-end collisions.
  • Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer

    Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer
    Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Los Angeles-based Hughes Aircraft Co. into the nation's leading defense electronics firm — dominant in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles and satellites...

    Documents detail roles of 2 GM engineers suspended in ignition probe

    An engineer General Motors Co. has put on leave approved a work-around in small-car models recalled this year for ignition defects that can deactivate air bags, according to documents released by a U.S. congressional panel. Ray DeGiorgio "agreed to...

    GM expands recall, suspends two engineers, takes $1.3-billion charge

    GM expands recall, suspends two engineers, takes $1.3-billion charge
    General Motors announced Thursday it will take a $1.3-billion write-down to cover the cost of repairs related to faulty ignition switch recalls, and placed two engineers at the center of the recall scandal on paid leave. The company also said it will...

    GM puts two engineers linked to deadly switch issue on leave

    GM puts two engineers linked to deadly switch issue on leave
    General Motors has placed two engineers at the center of its delayed recall scandal on paid leave. GM Chief Executive Mary Barra confirmed Thursday that engineers Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman were put on leave following a briefing from Anton Valukas,...