WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pledge to refrain from any new sanctions over the next six months in exchange for concessions on enriching uranium. The disagreement could have broad consequences for the U.S. diplomatic effort to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
General Motors Tuesday named its first-ever female chief executive as the largest US automaker exits the government-bailout era with sales at their best level in six years. GM announced that company veteran Mary Barra would succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive on January 15. Barra, 51, currently works as executive vice president for global product development, purchasing and supply chain. In announcing the news, GM said Barra is "a leader in the company's ongoing turnaround."