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My Disappointing Experience With the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Daniel Weisman | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Daniel Weisman

Can you believe this car is a hybrid? I couldn't either when I first caught wind of it. You mean I don't need to be driving some hexagonal shaped...

Woodward Dream Cruise: Happy Days, Unhappy Neighbors

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.26.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Any warm evening, and even some chillier ones, you'll see this parking lot full of cars, few of them customers of Potbelly. Occasionally you'll see a hood popped open, inviting engine-fans and general ooh-ers and ah-ers.

Are Auto Lenders Gouging Minorities?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.19.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Predatory mortgage lenders aren't the only ones under fire for racial targeting -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now probing auto lenders for allegedly discriminating against Blacks and Latinos.

Auto Industry Poised To Boost Hiring

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business

DETROIT -- The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory worker...

Dave Jamieson

The Obama Jobs Goal That's Quickly Imploding | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

On the campaign trail last year, President Barack Obama laid out a specific jobs goal that he said would help rebuild the country's struggling middle ...

GM To Become Less Government-Owned

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

DETROIT — The U.S. government plans to sell another 30 million shares of General Motors stock in a public offering on Thursday as it speeds up e...

Detroit Could Learn A Few Things From Japan

CNN Money | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices

For any automaker selling cars in America, Latinos are the future. They're the fastest growing ethnic group and, already, they buy one of every four c...

Google and Apple Join Ford as Key Influencers in the Auto Industry

Sam Fiorella | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

A lot of focus has been directed towards influence marketing this past year by businesses seeking to sway public conversations and advocacy in their favor. In response, there's a growing list of social influence platforms and strategies professing to hold the key to identifying and measuring social influence.

A Lament for Detroit

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.05.2013 | Detroit
Frank H. Wu

Detroit was made and unmade by the very same forces. The prominence of the automobile encouraged suburban sprawl and discouraged mass transit. Industrialization begat deindustrialization. Cities, like people, are born. They grow up. And they die.

Can Governments Create Industries?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

It is an old debate. Back in the '50s and '60s, from Asia to Latin-America, an idea caught fire among development economists: governments should try to create industries.

Electric Car Residuals Lagging

Tim Healey | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Tim Healey

Electric cars are beginning to trickle into the mainstream, and one factor that potential electric-car buyers will need to think about is residual value (a car's resale value).

The Missing Link in the State of the Union Address

Joan Michelson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

I applaud President Obama's support for women to "live their lives free from discrimination in the workplace..." and for the Equal Pay Act. But we need to go way beyond being "free from discrimination."

Bailed-Out Automaker's Profit Soars

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

DETROIT — In just three years, Chrysler has gone from government ward to rising star. The No. 3 U.S. automaker made $1.7 billion last year than...

Presenting: The Top-Selling Carmaker

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business

* Toyota sells record 9.75 million vehicles group-wide * Sales rebound 23 percent on a year earlier TOKY...

Car That Runs On Air Ready For 2016

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2013 | Green

We breathe it. Why not drive it? Peugeot Citroen this week introduced a car that runs on air. The car manufacturer said the vehicle should be avail...

Was Romney Right About Jeep?

AP | By DAVID RUNK | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler's Jeep brand is in talks to build some of its vehicles in China for that market as the automaker looks to build on growing i...

10 Cars So Hot They're Out Of Stock

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The popularity of cars can be measured by several factors. Among these are total unit sales in a year, market share versus direct ...

Avoid These Common Car Shopping Mistakes

Brian Moody | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Here are five common mistakes shoppers make that you should avoid if you want to get the best deal on your ideal car

Do You Need a Different Mentor?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 02.11.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

A few weeks ago, I sat down to talk with Tracy Mack-Askew, a vehicle line manager and rising star at General Motors. Tracy had some wise words to share about how to find mentors and the mentorship mistake so many women make.

'Everyone Works For The Auto Industry': Michigan Readers On Right-To-Work, Part Two

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, the Michigan Legislature approved a right-to-work bill that critics say could break the back of organized labor in the state. Later that d...

We Have a Right to Fight Back Against Right-to-Work Laws

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it's a statutory initiative, a veto referendum or an outright recall election, we must take action in Michigan and anywhere workers' rights are under threat. There has been far too much sacrifice to secure our ability to collectively bargain and create fairer working conditions for us to give up now.

10 Questions for Women Who Make Cars in Detroit

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

A few weeks ago, I sat down with General Motors' Vehicle Line Manager Tracy Mack-Askew and Aerodynamic Development Lead Engineer Suzy Cody to talk with both women about what it's like to be a woman building cars in Detroit.

Report: Chrysler Adding Over 1,200 Jobs In The Motor City

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Chrysler plans to add up to 1,250 jobs at three Detroit-area factories as it prepares for a rise in pickup sales. The company said Thursda...

Tesla's Business Is Booming

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business

DETROIT -- Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. rose more than 3 percent Monday as the electric vehicle maker said it was now making enough cars to generate po...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #9, Saved the U.S. Auto Industry

Bernard Whitman | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

The big three automakers -- GM, Ford, and Chrysler -- are profitable for the first time in seven years. GM recorded its highest profits ever in 2011, earning $9.19 billion, the most in its 103-year history.