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Jul 01, 2015

Fewer U.S. Households Buying New Cars

If the same percentage of Americans bought cars and trucks this year as in 1978, we would see 22 million sales....More
Jun 12, 2015

New GM, Barra Find ‘If It Ain’t Rough, It Ain’t Right'

Barra and her executive team have plenty stacked against them these days, and the next few months will be as pivotal for GM as a winner-take-all NBA....More
Jun 10, 2015

Merger Mania, Marchionne Style1

The real force that will bring everyone to Marchionne’s line of thinking is mobility services....More
Jun 08, 2015

New Biography: Mary Barra Earned Her Way to Top at GM

What makes the CEO’s story all the more compelling is that she grew up in a middle-class GM family and wound up leading the world’s second-largest....More
Jun 02, 2015

Talks No Usual Throwdown for GM Korea, Union in 2015

Employees’ specialized skills make GM Korea’s new-vehicle and engine-development centers valuable assets. Line workers, however, differ mainly from....More
May 28, 2015

Hey Cadillac, I Double-Dog Dare You

Turns out Teddy Roosevelt used the phrase in a 1910 speech: “…who best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who, at worst, if he....More
May 08, 2015

Remembering Automotive Pioneer Denise McCluggage

In a memorable drive along the Le Mans race course that followed the Mediterranean coastline on our way to Nice, Denise filled my head with raucous....More
Apr 29, 2015

Filmmaker on Mission to Find Car Designers From Industry’s Golden Age

Director Robert Edwards already has compiled 35 hours of interviews and now is looking for additional funding to make his planned documentary on the....More
Apr 08, 2015

Volvo’s Decision to Build U.S. Plant a Head-Scratcher1

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company can’t become a true global automaker without an industrial presence in the U.S....More
Apr 01, 2015

Is UAW Willing to Give or Just Take?

Wall Street is reaping most of the riches of America’s resurgence, why not give a little bit of Wall Street to blue collar workers? That’s the....More
Mar 19, 2015

Paying to Fill the Potholes on the Oregon Trail

“The state is worried that with cars getting better and better mileage, it’ll collect less in fuel taxes to take care of the roads and bridges,”....More
Mar 11, 2015

Why Apple Won’t Make iCars7

Yes, Apple will put on a great tease, but it never will result in the manufacture of millions of clever iCars....More
Mar 02, 2015

Harry Wilson’s Money Grab7

Singling out shareholders for a big payday is not being fair or responsible. The “old GM” spent billions buying back shares and kept doing so almost....More
Feb 23, 2015

Ito’s Departure a Long Time Coming

During outgoing Honda President Ito's reign, the automaker made some major missteps, from the underwhelming '12 Civic, to the '10 Insight. He also....More
Feb 23, 2015

Ford's Choice of Lincoln Over JLR Good a Bet as Any7

Some pundits have argued Ford would have been better off keeping Jaguar Land Rover over Lincoln, but in reality both brands still require massive....More
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