GM was helped by strong sales of SUV’s and pickups, which are its most profitable products.
Fouts spoke of a future one billion dollar investment in the city of Warren without naming the corporation.
U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market.
Brooke Melton, 29, died in a 2010 crash near Atlanta when the ignition switch of her Cobalt slipped out of the run position.
Students from Detroit’s Academy of the Americas spent Friday interacting with professionals from AT&T, General Motors and Samsung through AT&T’s HACEMOS National High Technology Day.
The recall affects cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years.
Each eligible death claim is worth at least $1 million.
The new total, which is four more than last week, was posted Monday on an Internet site by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg.
General Motors is recalling more than 81,000 vehicles because of problems that can cause power steering to fail.
General Motors confirmed Thursday that it will put the Chevrolet Bolt electric concept car into production, and the vehicle will be built at the Orion plant in Oakland County.