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GM CEO Faces Congress

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 April 2014

Did General Motors put profit before safety? New CEO Mary Barra says she is "deeply sorry", adding that the "new GM will do the right thing". The BBC's Michelle Fleury watched proceedings in Washington and brings us the latest. And, as Russia hits Ukraine with a 40% increase in gas prices, we speak to celebrated Ukrainian journalist and author Andrei Kurkov about day-to-day life in a country in crisis.

Beth McLeod reports from Philadelphia on US housing market doldrums. Plus, collars for cows - a British invention making life easier for the world's dairy farmers.

We are joined by regular contributor David Kuo from The Motley Fool, from our Singapore bureau, and in New York, former US Federal Official, Andrew Huszar. Now Senior Fellow at Rutgers Business School, Andrew was once charged with executing the centrepiece of the Fed's bond buying programme known as quantitative easing, or QE.


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