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General Motors Tuesday named company veteran Mary Barra as its new chief executive, making her the first woman ever to lead a major automaker. With the company just exiting its 2008 government rescue and sales hitting their best levels in six years, Barra was named to succeed Dan Akerson as CEO on January 15. Barra, 51, currently works as executive vice president for global product development, purchasing and supply chain. GM said she had been "a leader in the company's ongoing turnaround."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.