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Documentary challenges rosy view of automaker rescue
And it is not kind to Steve Rattner, the man who led President Barack Obama's auto task force.        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli Porsche
Howes: Detroit’s revival exaggerated, right?
Detroiters dissing their town is a time-honored tradition here that afflicts the city, the suburbs, the diaspora        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company General Motors Detroit City Automotive industry Upper middle class Michigan Denial
Howes: Rumors of Detroit’s revival exaggerated, right?
Detroiters dissing their town is a time-honored tradition here that afflicts the city, the suburbs, the diaspora        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company General Motors Detroit City Automotive industry Upper middle class Michigan Denial
Documentary challenges rosy view of automaker bailout
And it is not kind to Steve Rattner, the man who led President Barack Obama's auto task force.        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli Porsche
More technology startups open Detroit offices
Companies want to capitalize on Detroit’s strengths: its automotive dominance and entrepreneurial resurgence       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Detroit General Motors Ford Field Startup company Tata Motors Renault
Documentary about auto bailout raises big questions
New documentary called 'Live Another Day' raises big questions about the UAW, Fiat's acquisition of Chrysler and more        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat United Auto Workers Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli
Ford to partner with 3 autonomous startups
Two of the three will relocate some operations to Metro Detroit        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Dearborn Michigan Detroit General Motors Automotive industry Henry Ford The Henry Ford Volvo Cars
Ford to partner with three autonomous car startups
Two of the three will relocate some operations to Metro Detroit        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Dearborn Michigan Detroit General Motors Automotive industry Henry Ford The Henry Ford Volvo Cars
Mary Barra named Most Powerful Woman (again)
The General Motors Co. chairman and CEO topped the magazine's list of Most Powerful Women for the second straight year.        
844 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Indra Nooyi Fidelity Investments Management occupations Lockheed Martin Chapter 11 Title 11 United States Code Chief executives Bankruptcy
GM's Mary Barra named Most Powerful Woman (again)
The General Motors Co. chairman and CEO topped the magazine's list of Most Powerful Women for the second straight year.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Indra Nooyi Fidelity Investments Management occupations Lockheed Martin Chapter 11 Title 11 United States Code Chief executives Bankruptcy
GM's Mary Barra named Most Powerful Woman by Fortune (again)
The General Motors Co. chairman and CEO topped the magazine's list of Most Powerful Women for the second straight year.        
844 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Indra Nooyi Fidelity Investments Management occupations Lockheed Martin Chapter 11 Title 11 United States Code Chief executives Bankruptcy
Automakers dialed back discounts in August, annual sales expected to slide
Automakers' decision to scale back U.S. discounts in August is a sign they're willing to maintain some price discipline, even if it raises the odds that industrywide annual sales will fall for the first time in seven years.
3 points by The Denver Post | General Motors Station wagon Automotive industry Ford Motor Company Toyota Chrysler Sport utility vehicle Minivan
GM’s Barra is Fortune's Most Powerful Woman
Mary Barra has been named for the second straight year atop Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women list        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Initial public offering Sheryl Sandberg Stock market Facebook General Motors Indra Nooyi Corporate title Google
United Way replaces torch lighting with dinner
Nonprofit is extinguishing annual lighting ceremony in exchange for a community dinner to start fund-raising drive        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Metro Detroit Oakland County Michigan Sergio Marchionne Fiat Southeast Michigan General Motors Chrysler
GM, Buick to launch plug-ins, electric cars in China
Buick announces it will soon launch the Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China        
-1 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Electric vehicle Chevrolet Volt Hybrid electric vehicle Plug-in hybrid Hybrid vehicle Internal combustion engine Electric car
Parts and accessories boost Ford, FCA, GM revenue
Automakers seek bigger piece of high-margin business        
-1 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry Chrysler Ford Motor Company Vice President of the United States Automobile Pickup truck Customer service
Howes: Behind Blue Oval profits, Ford wrestles future
For all its talk of “smart mobility” and investment in electrification, Ford is a trucks-first company growing more so.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally Automotive industry Detroit Volvo Cars Tata Motors Henry Ford
American Axle, MPG deal likely to close within weeks
Shareholders for the two Detroit-area auto suppliers set to vote on deal next month        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company Chrysler Automotive industry Chief Technology Officer of the United States Four-wheel drive Powertrain Detroit
IndyCar driver tells high school students about racing
Hildebrand, in town as part of a Detroit Grand Prix promotion, has always been intrigued by the science of racing.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Race Indianapolis 500 Champ Car Indy Racing League General Motors Belle Isle Comerica Pontiac Grand Prix
Ford expects a $9B profit in 2017
The company in a regulatory filing with the SEC noted profits will be lower than 2016        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company North America United Auto Workers General Motors Henry Ford U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Dearborn Michigan Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
New Chevy diesel brings global engineering to U.S. buyers
You'll find the engine built in Hungary in the 2017 Chevy Cruze and it gets 52-m.p.g.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Internal combustion engine Chevrolet Automobile Diesel engine Carbon dioxide Diesel fuel Holden
4 dead, 3 injured in Des Plaines crash
Four people were killed and three others were injured in a three-car crash in suburban Des Plaines on Thursday evening, police said. About 8:55 p.m., a Mercedes-Benz was driving at a “high rate of speed” west in the 100 block of East Northwest Highway, according to a statement from Des Plaines...
9 points by Chicago Tribune | General Motors Chevrolet Chevrolet Impala Chevrolet Caprice Chevrolet Biscayne Formula One Chevrolet Monte Carlo Car manufacturers
Police: 4 dead, 1 critical after Des Plaines car wreck
Four people were killed and a fifth was clinging to life after a three-vehicle crash in northwest suburban Des Plaines on Thursday night, police said.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chevrolet Impala Chevrolet General Motors Chevrolet Caprice Chevrolet Biscayne Hospital Chevrolet Monte Carlo English-language films
Historic Daytona win redefines Cadillac
In winning the elite 24 Hours of Daytona, Cadillac race is transforming itself into a 21st-century performance brand        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Sports car racing 24 Hours of Daytona General Motors Auto racing Cadillac IMSA GT Championship Grand American Road Racing Association Automobile
UAW considering ‘Buy American’ ad campaign
Head of UAW wants to meet with President Donald Trump to share union’s stance on trade        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States General Motors North American Free Trade Agreement International trade President of the United States Donald Trump President United Auto Workers
UAW president wants to meet with Trump
Head of UAW wants to share union’s stance on trade and immigration with the president        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States General Motors International trade North American Free Trade Agreement President of the United States Donald Trump President United Auto Workers
UAW steps up efforts with foreign automakers, Tesla
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
137 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
UAW steps up organizing efforts with automakers
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
PSA Group exploring takeover of GM's European unit Opel
FRANKFURT, Germany — France's PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, says it's exploring a possible takeover of Opel, General Motors' money-losing European business.PSA Group said in a statement Tuesday that it was considering "numerous strategic initiatives" that would expand the existing cooperation, and that a takeover of Opel was one of them. PSA Group and GM are already involved in several joint projects in Europe.GM said "there can be no assurance that an agreement will be reached."
-2 points by Boston Herald | General Motors Opel Vauxhall Motors Automobile Rüsselsheim Adam Opel Citroën Opel Performance Center
Peugeot owner exploring acquisition of GM’s Opel
PSA Group said it is in talks with Opel to expand existing cooperation projects        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry European Union Vauxhall Motors Opel Renault Chief executive officer Citroën
GM weighs sale of money-losing European division to French automaker
General Motors is considering a sale of its perpetually money-losing European division to a French automaker.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Renault General Motors Automotive industry Opel Peugeot Automobile Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay
Peugeot owner said to explore acquisition of GM’s Opel
PSA Group said it was in talks with Opel to expand existing cooperation projects        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry Opel European Union Chief executive officer Renault Volkswagen Group Citroën
In Port Huron, an auto supplier looks to add 155 new jobs
U.S. Farathane in Port Huron expects to add 155 jobs through the summer.        
155 points by Detroit Free Press | Late-2000s recession Metro Detroit Employment Auburn Hills Michigan Injection molding Michigan Automotive industry General Motors
Detroit police officer shoots, kills suspect after struggle
Suspect drives into pole, flees, shot in struggle behind abandoned house        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Pontiac Grand Prix Constable Pontiac Grand Am General Motors Pontiac Pontiac 6000 Pontiac GTO Police
Ford bets $1 billion on self-driving car start-up
Ford to invest $1 billion over next five years in artificial intelligence start-up Argo AI to develop driverless cars        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry Ford Motor Company Carnegie Mellon University General Motors Renault Volvo Cars Driverless car Artificial intelligence
Ford bets $1B on self-driving car startup
Argo AI is a months-old startup founded by veterans of Google and Uber autonomous car projects.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Driverless car Automobile Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Artificial intelligence General Motors Vehicle Carnegie Mellon University
Ford to make announcement on ‘emerging opportunities’
Dearborn automaker has said it plans in 2017 to invest in electrification, self-driving technology and mobility        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Automobile Automotive industry Renault Volvo Cars Tata Motors General Motors Dearborn Michigan
At Chicago Auto Show, trucks and SUVs hit the gas
Automakers roll out new, bigger and more expensive trucks and SUVs at Chicago Auto Show        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Pickup truck General Motors Truck Automotive industry Automobile Ford Motor Company Station wagon Sport utility vehicle
Three trends kick into gear at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show
It’s go time. The 2017 Chicago Auto Show revs up at Chicago’s McCormick Place February 11 – 20, with more than one million square feet of exhibit space featuring prototypes, hot sellers and interactive displays from today’s leading automakers. It’s the largest version of the show since it debuted in 1901 — and the most progressive. Of […]
37 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Electric vehicle Electric car Renault Battery electric vehicle Vehicle General Motors Chevrolet
GM President: Driverless cars ‘a win in terms of safety’
Officials with automaker also are talking with the Trump administration 'at many levels'
56 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Personal rapid transit Automobile General Motors Driverless car Chevrolet Opel
Chevy to offer Redline special edition
The redline trim includes black wheels with red hash marks, black nameplates outlined in red and blacked-out grilles        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Chevrolet General Motors Automobile A Great Way to Care Automotive industry 2000s automobiles Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Cruze
Howes: Car sales slide colors rosy auto outlook
Credit falling gas prices, dramatically expanded offerings of all sizes in the SUV space and the popularity of leasing        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Renault Chevrolet Tata Motors Pickup truck Automobile
Autoworkers' big checks good news for retailers
GM workers get record $12,000; Ford workers get near-record $9,000; FCA workers boosted to $5,000        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company United Auto Workers Money Profit Chrysler Automotive industry Tax
Big checks for autoworkers good news to retailers
GM workers get record $12,000; Ford workers get near-record $9,000; FCA workers boosted to $5,000        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company United Auto Workers Money Profit Chrysler Automotive industry Tax
GM wants comprehensive tax reform from Trump
GM's CFO said the company is collaborating with the Trump administration on reform.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States North American Free Trade Agreement General Motors Automotive industry United States Mexico Volkswagen Group White House
Toyota, Suzuki to ally as vehicle tech push accelerates
Another area for possible collaboration is information technology as well as supply each other with products        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Toyota Toyota Prius Hybrid electric vehicle Plug-in hybrid Electric vehicle Lexus General Motors Fuel cell
Ford makes the already big Expedition even bigger for 2018
It's all new, aluminum-bodied version of its biggest SUV, both longer and lighter         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Chevrolet Suburban Four-wheel drive General Motors Station wagon Pickup truck SUVs Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet
Land Rovers could need $17K hike to offset border tax
Industry researcher Baum & Associates LLC estimates that most automakers would need to raise vehicle prices by thousands        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Tata Motors General Motors Land Rover Hyundai Motor Company Car manufacturers Nissan Motors
Ford's 2018 Expedition is 1st big SUV overhaul in 15 years
Built in Louisville, the truck promises better fuel economy and new features when it goes on sale this fall.        
341 points by Detroit Free Press | Chevrolet Suburban Four-wheel drive General Motors Station wagon Pickup truck Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet SUVs
First look: 2018 Ford Expedition loses weight, adds tech
Built in Louisville, the truck promises better fuel economy and new features when it goes on sale this fall.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Chevrolet Suburban Four-wheel drive General Motors Station wagon Pickup truck Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet SUVs