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GM Slammed With Huge Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business

By Jessica Dye July 29 (Reuters) - General Motors was hit Tuesday with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly ...

Hospitals a No-Show at Senate Hearing: What's Up With This?

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders and a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee held hearings to shine a light on the third leading cause of death in the United States: medical mistakes in hospitals. Curious minds should ask: Where were the hospitals?

GM Announces Another 6 Recalls

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

DETROIT, July 23 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons, ...

Why Don't We Ever Wonder If Men Can Have It All?

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Sabrina Parsons

Before I had kids I assumed I would always "do it all." I always knew I would have kids, career and that I wouldn't skip a beat. I never even thought about whether it would be hard or doable. I just knew I would do it.

General Motors Under Fire At Senate Hearing

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

(Adds details on law firm hired by GM) By Ben Klayman and Eric Beech July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday deman...

Stop Asking If Women Can Have It All

Tina Karkera | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

I have a young daughter and my message to her will always be that she can be whatever she wants to be. But I would be doing her a disservice, not to mention setting her up for failure, if I told her that she can "have it all."

Why We Hire Women And Minorities To Clean Up Our Messes

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

What do President Barack Obama and General Motors CEO Mary Barra have in common? They’re both prominent examples of our tendency to push minorities ...

Microaggression: The New Workplace Bigotry

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Microaggressions are the negative assumptions we make about people that limit their humanity and value. As progressive as many workplaces are, we might be surprised that our everyday interactions are filled with microaggressions that undermine our self-worth and productivity.

Matt Lauer, It Was Sexist to Ask GM CEO Mary Barra If She's a Good Mom

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Bonnie Fuller

Matt, when you asked this question, it was like a knife in the hearts of career-minded women everywhere, because so many of us feel like we have had to work harder than any man to get ahead -- if we can get ahead at all.

What We Can Learn from Mary Barra's C-Suite

David Carmell | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
David Carmell

Ms. Barra must engage and empower others to challenge the status quo. Most importantly, despite the best of intentions, nothing significant will change unless she changes.

Mom and Boss Aren't Conflicting Titles: The Notion That Matt Lauer Completely Missed

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media
Rep. Diana DeGette

There are plenty of legitimate questions on which to press Ms. Barra; I have asked my fair share of them and will continue to. What Mr. Lauer asked had no place in modern discourse. It disrespects parents and professionals alike.

Why Didn't Mary Barra 'Lean In' to Respond to Matt Lauer?

Leah Singer | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media
Leah Singer

When Lauer asked the question about whether she can run a company and be a mother, why didn't she call him out on the biased nature of the question? Sadly, she missed a huge opportunity for herself and fellow female executives.

WATCH: Matt Lauer's Sexist Interview With GM CEO

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Media

Matt Lauer drew fire on Thursday after he asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra if she could run the company and be a good mother at the same time. ...

Forbes List -- The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2014

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Moira Forbes delivered a Trifecta on the track for Thoroughbred Women running and winning and earning success governed by the four Forbes metrics: money, media presence, spheres of influence, and technology.

Golden Words -- The Great Commencement Speeches of 2014

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.10.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

A few days ago I was walking near my apartment when a swarm of young men and women whooshed by me. They were all wearing long robes and holding their mortarboard hats fast to their heads, as they rushed in the direction of our neighborhood school. "Hurry!" I heard one say to the others, laughing. "We can't be late for our own graduation!"

GM Fires 15 Workers As CEO Admits 'History Of Failures'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday 15 workers have been fired following an internal inquiry into a long-delayed recall. She said the carma...

GM Probe To Conclude There Was No Coverup

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business

(Adds details of probe, other investigations) June 4 (Reuters) - An internal probe of General Motors Co's delay in recalling cars wit...

GM Fined $35 Million For Delaying Ignition Switch Recall

AP | JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose a...

New Ford CEO Fields Versus General Motors CEO Barra: Operator Versus Bureaucrat

George Bradt | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Ford's new CEO Mark Fields and General Motors' Mary Barra both are corporate insiders who have earned their roles over time. Barra has been a function...

Hey Students, 'Problems Don't Go Away When You Ignore Them'

AP | Posted 07.03.2014 | College

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Work hard, be honest and address problems quickly so they don't grow. That is the message that new General Motors CEO Mary ...

Dem Senator Wants To Hold CEOs Accountable For Fatal Mistake

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - Former General Motors Co chief executives should be called to testify to the U.S. Congress about the company's slo...

Pennywise, Pound Foolish

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

It might be easy just to do the numbers and compare the pennywise decision of a decade ago to the pound-foolish impact today.

GM 'Punishes' Engineers For Alleged Cover-Up

AP | By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 millio...

General Motors: Another Slap on the Wrist for a Crime in the Suites

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We spend many more resources policing and prosecuting crime in the streets than crime in the suites, even though corporate crime is much more costly in terms of death, injury and disease.

The CEO as a Public Official

Terry Newell | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Terry Newell

Barra may be an example of what we will increasingly see -- and expect. In the world of social media, the World Wide Web, and a 24/7 news cycle, private sector leaders can neither isolate their companies nor control the expectations that govern how they need to behave.