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I Was There -- Why Romney Is Still Wrong on Michigan's Auto Industry

Rep. Gary Peters | Posted 04.15.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Gary Peters

Today, because of President Obama's commitment to Michigan, Detroit's auto industry is leading America's economic recovery, but this never would have happened if Mitt Romney had his way.

Detroit Is America's Heartbeat

Daniel Cherrin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Detroit
Daniel Cherrin

A lot has been said about Chrysler's Super Bowl ad, featuring Clint Eastwood and Detroit. While the pundits talk about whether or not it was a campaign commercial, let me tell you what Detroiters really think about it.

Toyota Sees Big Profit Boost

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business

TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp reported on Tuesday a forecast-beating 51 percent rise in quarterly operating profit, defying the impact...

Car Prices Expected To Go Up If Economy Improves

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

LAS VEGAS -- Car buyers will likely pay more for new and used cars this year as the economy improves. That's according to the National Automobile Dea...

GM Dealerships Getting Snazzier Showrooms

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 02.05.2012 | Detroit

LAS VEGAS -- General Motors Co. said Saturday that most of its 4,400 U.S. dealers have agreed to upgrade their showrooms over the next four years. Th...

A Tale of Two Romneys

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

My Dickensian title is not about a tale of the three Mitt Romneys of left, right and center who have emerged as pretenders when convenient over the years. Rather, this is a tale of two Romneys named George and Mitt.

Creeps and Weirdos: The Auto Industry Agenda for Keeping You on Four Wheels

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Larry Cohen

The car is still king -- from parking lots to roadways. And car companies intend to keep it that way.

Look at the Facts: Romney's Record on Auto Industry Doesn't Match Rhetoric

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

The president succeeded in keeping plants open and saving jobs; Mitt Romney closed factory after factory and now he wants you to believe that the two are equivalent.

GM Claims Number One Sales Crown -- Again

Steve Parker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Certainly most Americans would not argue that it's a bad thing that GM has regained the sales crown. And certainly the White House, which spent $82 billion on the auto bailout, will find a place to mention GM in most every speech.

Major Automaker Posts Big Profit

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. posted a big profit for the fourth quarter and 2011, but they were largely due to accounting changes. Without those ...

Classic American Automaker Reclaims Industry's Top Spot

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. has retaken the title of world's top-selling automaker, selling just over 9 million cars and trucks across the glob...

House Subcommittee Wants To Hear About Those Volt Fires

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has agreed to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee about battery fires in Chevrolet Volt electric cars. ...

PHOTOS: As The American Auto Industry Went, So Did The Rust Belt

Randy Fox | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

As a Rust Belt photographer, older U.S. autos are part of my steady diet when scouring the land for potential shots, because in this setting they are much more to me than simply a car, they represent the arc of the story of life in the Rust Belt. 2012-01-18-rustbelt300cm011812.jpg

Improved Hiring Forecasts May Not Be All Good News For Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

The hiring outlook seems to be improving, according to some forecasts. What that means for the actual wages has yet to be decided. A number of rep...

Saab Files For Bankruptcy

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business

STOCKHOLM — Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy on Monday, giving up a desperate struggle to stay in business after previous owner General Moto...

Your Ford Stock Will Start Paying For First Time In 5 Years

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will resume paying a dividend in March, more than five years after it halted payments because of finan...

LOOK: Chrysler Unveils New Fiat-Inspired Car

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — The Dodge Dart, a 1960s compact car that gearheads turned into street racers, is making a comeback. Chrysler said Tuesday that it wil...

Why Are Feds Investigating The Chevy Volt?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.26.2011 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating new fires involving the lithium-ion batteries in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt to assess the fire ...

Design Strategy for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Once a year, automotive designers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the L.A. Auto Show. It is not the biggest car show, however it is the perfect place to see the introduction of Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

GOP Candidates Look To Swing Michigan Right, Despite Obama's Auto Rescue | David Kiley | Posted 01.09.2012 | Detroit

By David Kiley, Editor-in-Chief If there is one state in the union President Obama might think is secure for him in next year's election, it would ...

'Buy Here Pay Here' Packages, Sells Subprime Auto Loans To Investors

Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

Auto loan financiers are beginning to adopt a practice from the housing industry that many say played a significant role in the meltdown of the housin...

Betting Against Einstein

Carl Pope | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

America must move into the future. The era of cheap oil, energy dependence, and "what me worry" climate science is over. The United States must join, not just the rest of the world, but the 21st century.

Is Innovation The Key To Long-Term Manufacturing Growth?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

Although manufacturers might be slashing costs left and right amidst a weak recovery, they readily acknowledge that's not much of a long-term solution...

Local Ford Workers Reject New Contract, Strike May Lie Ahead

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Members of the United Auto Workers Union at the Chicago Ford auto plant on Thursday rejected a proposed contract that would add more than 1,100 new jo...

From Detroit, Egypt: Matthew Barney Resurrects an American God

G. Roger Denson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-09-30-Screenshot20110930at2.40.11PM.pngArt has both been proclaimed and accused of many dubious feats in the last century and a half. Now resurrecting the dead counts among them.