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Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

- Associated Press

Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM’s mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.

On a higher plane: SkyTran is using magnetic levitation technology to build a high-speed mass-transit system. (SkyTran Inc.)

U.S. firm to build Jetsons-like highway in the sky for Israel

- The Washington Times

Cruising to work in a levitating pod 20 feet above city streets might sound like something out of “The Jetsons,” but a California company is building the technology right now in Tel Aviv and thinks it could solve transportation problems in major cities worldwide.

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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.9M cars in U.S. markets

- The Washington Times

Hyundai Motor and its affiliate, Kia Motors, have recalled a combined 1.9 million cars and sport utility vehicles from U.S. markets for a couple of glitches that federal safety officials say could increase the risk for crash.

Volkswagen unveils the new Beetle convertible

Volkswagen's third-generation Beetle, the iconic VW ragtop is much like its predecessors — the type 15 from 1949 and the 2003 New Beetle Convertible — the curvaceous convertible offers the perfect combination of practicality and fun for four.

Cadillac ELR electrifies the luxury market

Cadillac unveiled the 2014 ELR at the North American International Auto Show. The sleek luxury coupe features the first application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand.