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Honda Recalls Insane Number Of SUVs

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

March 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd is recalling about 554,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to inspect for faulty wiring in headl...

CEO's Strangely Altruistic Move

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

DETROIT, March 7 (Reuters) - Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of Chrysler Group LLC, declined a salary and bonus for 2011 when the smallest U....

CNBC's Becky Quick Is Quick to Paint Car Salesmen as Sexist and Stupid

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Grant Cardone

Ms. Quick, let's be fair here, the idea that auto dealers, or their salespeople, are stupid and sexist based on your limited experience and perceived reality is not equitable to the entire auto industry.

Ann Romney Fires Back At Bill Clinton

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Ann Romney struck back at former President Bill Clinton's contention that George Romney must be "turning over in his grave" over Mitt Romney's opposit...

Auto Industry Turn-Around Is a Two-Party Success

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

This auto industry recovery is an example of both parties working together to help save a national treasure in our auto industry and preserve jobs in industries that depend on auto manufacturing.

Dave Jamieson

Mitt Romney Defends 2008 Stance To 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking at the Arizona GOP debate less than a week before the Michigan primary, Mitt Romney defended the stance he took in 2008 against...

New Fuel Efficiency Standards on the Way

Mike Quigley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Mike Quigley

Despite the perception of a divided country, it was good to see that auto companies, the federal government, and environmental groups, work together to advance cleaner technologies that will work in everyone's best interest.

Auto Sales Recover Due to Superior Value

Grant Cardone | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Grant Cardone

Do increased sales volumes in 2011 mean that the US economy is recovering or is it indicative of the automobile's value proposition to the consumer?

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...

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.

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...

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

autos.aol.com | 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.

Auto Sales Rose To The Highest Level Since April

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

September U.S. auto sales are seen rising to their highest since April when the earthquake in Japan began to impact inventory and demand, but a weak e...