GM names Barra first woman CEO, to replace retiring Akerson

By: Ben Klayman

Article ReprintGeneral Motors Chairman and CEO Akerson speaks during the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston in this file photo

DETROIT- General Motors Co said on Tuesday Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson will step down next month and be replaced by global product development chief Mary Barra, who will become the first woman to lead a global automaker.

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