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Quick Hits: GM Recalls Cars With Exploding Windows


Brief scrutiny of today's headlines

It's been a rough few weeks for the transportation industry.

Fuel costs are at record highs and the speed at which airlines are going bankrupt is outpaced only by the frequency with which they're canceling flights.

Carmakers aren't immune to the hard luck. General Motors (GM) said today it would recall over 120,000 Pontiac Vibes. Apparently bolts have been coming loose, causing windows to spontaneously shatter. The news comes on the heels of a recall announced yesterday by Toyota Motors (TM) after its Corolla and Matrix models suffered similar problems.

Consumers are running out of options. No planes, no automobiles and as for trains, the California Zephyr's 53-hour trek from Chicago to San Francisco isn't terribly practical for the average business trip. It is, however, reliable. At least for now.

For more on the GM, check out Hoofy & Boo's always astute report.

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