Chief executive acknowledged the company fell short in catching faulty ignition switches linked to fatalities.
New report and higher death toll increases pressure on GM, which said it has reports of 12 deaths in 34 crashes.
Men's Wearhouse said it would acquire its rival for about $1.8 billion, ending a five-month saga.
Brand awareness an issue as Gap looks to increase its stake in world's second largest clothing market.
The apparel retailer said the increased pay will benefit about 65,000 store employees.
Latest figures give a boost to P.M. Shinzo Abe, who pledged to end 15 years of falling prices.
Justin King is to leave the supermarket chain in July after 10 years at the head of the company.
Bank said it did not replace cards sooner because it wanted to minimize disruptions during the holidays.
Will make the Japanese company the world's third-largest maker of distilled drinks.
A record amount of online shopping was done in December 2013, says the British Retail Consortium.
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