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  1. How GM redesign of ignition switch became fatal errorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 7 |

    General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.


  2. How GM's ignition switch redesign went wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 7 |

    As the company began developing new small cars in the late 1990s, it listened to customers who complained about "cheap-feeling" switches that required too much effort to turn.


  3. Recalls raise questions about ignition switchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 1 |

    General Motors issued a new round of recalls for faulty ignition switches this week, but the company says the problem is different than the ignition switch defect that sparked recalls in February.


  4. Ex-Circuit City CEO, CarMax co-founder Sharp diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 25 |

    Richard Sharp, longtime CEO of now-defunct electronics retailer Circuit City and co-founder of used-car dealership chain CarMax Inc., has died at 67. According to CarMax and investment firm V-Ten Capital Partners, Sharp died Tuesday night at his home just outside Richmond from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.


  5. Jury verdict gives Facebook victory in patent caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 13 |

    Facebook has successfully defended itself against a lawsuit that claimed the company infringed on patents held by a Dutch programmer who launched a website called "Surfbook" more than a decade ago.


  6. Help! My car's engine cut off: Here's what to doRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2014 |

    The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall.


  7. Baltimore wins US grant to continue water taxiRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 |

    The Charm City Circulator Harbor Connector has been awarded a federal grant to continue operating as an all-electric water taxi service in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.


  8. Credit Suisse pleads guilty in US tax evasion caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2014 |

    The Justice Department said it was the largest penalty imposed in any criminal tax case.


  9. General Motors recalls 2.6 million cars to fix faulty ignition switches.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2014 |

    Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers - or regulators - expect them to.


  10. House approves bill for US women's history museumRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2014 |

    The Republican-controlled House voted 383-33 to create a bipartisan commission to study the feasibility of a museum on or near the National Mall and recommend whether it should be part of the Smithsonian.


  11. GM 1Q profit dragged down by recallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2014 |

    GM had a net profit of $125 million, the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009.


  12. Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2014 |

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and nearly toppled the entire banking system.


  13. MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2014 |

    In a hastily called speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that an unprecedented analysis of satellite signals concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" deep in the Indian Ocean, far from any possible refuge for the 239 souls aboard.


  14. Inventor battling US over patents sought in 1970sRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2014 |

    One by one, Gilbert Hyatt pointed to the adding machine, the first-generation Sony PlayStation console, the television, the handheld video recorder and the telephone switching device arrayed on the conference-room table.


  15. Nationals get 1st real taste of 'Mattitude'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2014 |

    A play was diagrammed during a team meeting, which reminded the center fielder of football more than baseball.


  16. Ethiopian refugee wants UK action over hackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2014 |

    An Ethiopian refugee has urged police to investigate whether he had been hacked by his home government on British soil.


  17. US wins team short dance, Russia takes women'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2014 |

    With her countrymen chanting her first name, Lipnitskaia put on a mature routine that had the fans stomping their feet and showering the ice with flowers and dolls.


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