Tim Higgins, Jeff Green and Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg, April 2, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra pushed yesterday to separate herself from an old GM that weighed the costs of improved safety, insisting she’s the face of a new GM that puts customers first.

In more than two hours of testimony that was long on apologies and short on detailed answers, Barra assured members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee she’d find out why the automaker took more than a decade to recall 2.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

Davia Temin is quoted regarding Barra’s lack of awareness of the safety issues. […read more]