General Motors http://wemu.org en Automakers To Help Save Detroit's Art Treasures http://wemu.org/post/automakers-help-save-detroits-art-treasures <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Detroit Bankruptcy, DIA, Big 3" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are stepping into&nbsp;<font color="red">Detroit's</font>&nbsp;bankruptcy picture by pledging $26 million to help support retiree pensions while keeping the city's&nbsp;<font color="red">art</font>&nbsp;treasures off the auction block.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Detroit</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Institute</font>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<font color="red">Arts</font>, Gov. Rick Snyder and representatives from the automakers announced the donation Monday at the&nbsp;<font color="red">art</font>&nbsp;museum.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:30:50 +0000 Associated Press 47028 at http://wemu.org Automakers To Help Save Detroit's Art Treasures GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection http://wemu.org/post/gm-ask-bankruptcy-court-lawsuit-protection <div>General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company revealed its strategy late Tuesday in a motion filed in a federal court case in Corpus Christi, Texas, surrounding defective ignition switches that have led GM to recall more than 2 million cars.</span></div><div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:44 +0000 Associated Press 44444 at http://wemu.org GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection General Motors to Invest Nearly a Half-Billion Dollars in Michigan http://wemu.org/post/general-motors-invest-nearly-half-billion-dollars-michigan <div>General Motors says it's investing $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:57:40 +0000 Associated Press 44106 at http://wemu.org General Motors to Invest Nearly a Half-Billion Dollars in Michigan GM Starts Another Recall http://wemu.org/post/gm-starts-another-recall <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;DETROIT - <a href="http://gm.com" target="_blank">General Motors</a> is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working.</div><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:04:27 +0000 Associated Press 43708 at http://wemu.org GM Starts Another Recall GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem http://wemu.org/post/gm-recalls-118-million-suvs-air-bag-problem <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling nearly 1.2 million SUVs for defective side air bags.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:02:10 +0000 Associated Press 42953 at http://wemu.org GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem GM's New Chief Expected To Speak At University of Michigan Commencement http://wemu.org/post/gms-new-chief-expected-speak-university-michigan-commencement <div>&nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;A person familiar with the event says that new General Motors chief executive Mary Barra is expected to speak at the University of Michigan's spring commencement in May.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The person asked not to be identified Wednesday because the speaker hasn't been officially announced. Barra is the first woman to head a major U.S. automaker.</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:42:46 +0000 Associated Press 42419 at http://wemu.org GM's New Chief Expected To Speak At University of Michigan Commencement GM To Donate $900,000 To EMU STEM Training Program http://wemu.org/post/gm-donate-900000-emu-stem-training-program <p>General Motors has announced it will be donating $900,000 over the next three years to Eastern Michigan Uuniversity's Project Lead the Way program - a national program that encourages U.S. middle and high schools to teach STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math curriculum materials, and the development of engineering and biomedical programs for their students. &nbsp;</p><p>Professor John Dugger is the director of EMU's Project Lead The Way affiliate program. He says the program continues to grow, and EMU has helped train many of its teachers.<br><br>Dugger says the program contributes in other ways; holding annual conferences and acting as a recruiter and advisor for schools interested in the teaching STEM material.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:09:33 +0000 Bob Eccles 33074 at http://wemu.org GM To Donate $900,000 To EMU STEM Training Program