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Large SUVs Gaining Global Popularity: Would Falling Gas Prices Make YOU Buy One?

During the economic recession, large SUVs became something on an eyesore to Americans. Their sudden lack of popularity hurt companies like General Motors (GM), and made Americans who drove SUVs feel somewhat like pariahs. But the large SUVs that U.S. citizens have shied away from for so long may be making a comeback. This resurgence in popularity may be due …

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Toyota Recalls 650,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Today, Toyota announced an expansion to a recall which originally occurred in April 2013. The newly expanded recall affects an additional 650,000 vehicles in Japan, bringing the overall total to 2.27 million vehicles over the past year. The recall deals with faulty front passenger airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Japanese-based company which supplies airbags and other safety features to …

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General Motors Being Fined For Unanswered Questions

General Motors is now facing a crisis over its inaction with regards to important safety recalls over the past decade. Last week GM CEO Mary Barra testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee hearing on the company’s ignition switch recall. The recall involves numerous GM models with a defect that could shut the engine off while in operation. At least 13 …

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GM Recalls Affect 3.1 Million Vehicles

On Monday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra released a video message for GM employees announcing the recall of 1.5 million vehicles due to faulty engineering. In her message, Barra stated that “Something went wrong with our process in this instance, and terrible things happened.” Those terrible things include at least 12 deaths and more than 30 injuries of those who …

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2015 Corvette Z06 Set to Debut at Detroit Auto Show, Official Photo Leaked

Chevrolet has given a big Christmas present to all of the 2015 Corvette Z06 enthusiasts. General Motors announced that the Z06 would be making its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. However, that wasn’t the only information that came with the highly anticipated confirmation. A teaser photo of the Z06 was also leaked! …

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2015 Corvette Teased Ahead of Detroit Auto Show

Many folks have been ogling at the reveal of the 2015 Ford Mustang which was released by Ford today. However, there was another large announcement in the auto world yesterday. Not to be outdone by their closest competitor, Chevrolet announced that it will unveil the 2015 Corvette Z06 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month, …

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AP: Monsanto’s Chemicals are Sickening Argentina

A recent AP investigation might change your mind if you think the Haitian farmers acted brashly when they destroyed the seeds Monsanto donated to them as relief from an earthquake. Argentina is, today, the world’s third-largest soy producer, and the thanks in no small part go to American biotechnology firms like Monsanto. But decades of genetically-modified growth accompanied by special …

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Cadillac Escalade Unveiled in NYC

Since the Cadillac Escalade hit the automarket in 1999, it has been the iconic large SUV. The Escalade quickly found a niche in several different communities, mainly of the professional athlete and urban, rap variety. As the market and consumers have changed over the years to value features such as fuel efficiency and affordability, however, the Escalade has lost some …

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2014 Corvette Stingray to Exceed High Expectations

With the release of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, General Motors promises way more than eye-candy with an attractive, exotic body style, and a gleaming set of racing rims. Whether you’re simply admiring it from afar, or watching it zip down a freeway or race track, the automaker promises that the new sports car will “over-deliver.” Widely known as the …

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GM Recalls 200K SUVs Over Fire Concerns

GM this week is recalling 193,652 SUVs over concerns that they could catch fire. Dealers were notified of the recall on Monday, and GM will be mailing letters to vehicle owners on July 24. The vehicles involved include the 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer; 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT; 2006 and 2007 GMC Envoy; 2006 GMC Envoy XL; 2006 and 2007 …

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Facebook & GM Revive Advertising Relationship After Last Year’s Pre-IPO Breakup

After a highly publicized split nearly a year ago, it looks like Facebook and General Motors are getting back together. GM has confirmed to Ad Age that they have decided to once again throw some advertising dollars into Facebook. “Chevrolet is testing a number of mobile-advertising solutions, including Facebook, as part of its ‘Find New Roads’ campaign,” said Chris Perry, …

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Facebook, GM Discussing Paid Ads. Again. Still. Kind of.

The most noted Facebook ads ship jumper from 2012 is possibly considering a change of heart. Facebook and General Motors are still “actively talking” about a return to paid advertising on the site, according to a report from Reuters. Here’s a quote from GM’s interim marketing head Alan Batey: “We’re still actively talking to them and looking at opportunities that …

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