1. AUTOMOBILES

    GM Recalls 250,000 SUVs

    Unsold 2007 TrailBlazer sports-utility vehicles sit in a long row at a General Motors dealership in southeast Denver on Sunday, July 29, 2007.  General Motors Corp. earned $891 million in the second quarter, a huge reversal from the $3.4 billion loss it posted in the same period last year and the third straight quarterly profit for the nation's largest automaker. GM said Tuesday, July 31, 2007 the latest results reflected improved sales in growing markets worldwide. Its results surpassed Wall Street expectations, and its shares climbed nearly 5 percent in morning trading. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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    General Motors says a fire hazard has caused the company to recall a quarter million sport utility vehicles. The cars, which include some Chevrolet TrailBlazers and GMC Envoys, have a defect that may cause a short circuit in the driver’s-side door, the car manufacturer said. “A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative,” the recall says. “The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.”

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