Regulation And Safety
| UPDATED: 4/24/17 4:15 pm ET - adds details, stock close

GM bid to block ignition-switch suits rejected by Supreme Court

GM's efforts to block hundreds of lawsuits over its ignition-switch defects broke down when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.

| UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:12 pm ET - adds details
| UPDATED: 4/19/17 5:54 pm ET -- adds details
Honda says U.S. driver seriously injured by Takata inflator rupture

Honda said a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a Takata airbag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas.

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| UPDATED: 4/24/17 4:15 pm ET - adds details, stock close
GM bid to block ignition-switch suits rejected by Supreme Court

GM's efforts to block hundreds of lawsuits over its ignition-switch defects broke down when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.

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Self-driving tech must put safety first

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