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Why Three Is Such an Important Number in Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Good marketing follows certain universal truths. To succeed in an increasingly skeptical and fragmented marketplace, therefore, it behooves marketers to learn and apply these universal truths to marketing their products. One of the most important "truths" is the "power of three."

The World Will End If Carmelo Signs With the Heat

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

These Carmelo rumors are just that for now. But the arguments against player-driven super teams are exceedingly weak, because they're built not on any concrete, credible concerns about the future of the league. Instead, they derive from a more basic anxiety about the undermining of the social order.

LOOK: Ford Updates Mustang

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 12.05.2013 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — America's first pony car — the Ford Mustang — is celebrating its 50th birthday with a swoon-worthy new design and plans t...

Chrysler Adding 300 New Jobs At Metro Detroit Plant

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Chrysler is investing $52 million at two Michigan plants to build more four-cylinder engines in anticipation of increased demand. The mone...

What The Big Three's Comeback Means For Detroit

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 07.19.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Four years ago, America's Big Three automakers mortgaged all they owned or went into bankruptcy court to keep from going broke. Since then...

Automakers Have An Amazing Month

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.02.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — America is getting back to work, and it needs pickup trucks. Strong truck demand in March drove U.S. auto sales to their highest mont...

Automaker Has High Hopes For 2013

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors' CEO said Wednesday that he expects the company to steal sales from rivals in the U.S. this year as its new cars and trucks ...

The Chevy Sonic's Role In Detroit's Recent Boom

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster:...

Chrysler Reports HUGE Sales Year

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 03.05.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A steadily improving economy and strong December sales lifted the American auto industry to its best performance in five years in 2012...

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...

Why China Isn't Building Cars For America

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | Alisa Priddle | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit

Making cars in China has been used to scare voters and even Chrysler workers in the presidential campaign's waning days, but the reality is Chinese-as...

GM Hiring 2,000: 1,500 Tech Jobs On The Way

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 12.08.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Now hiring in Detroit: Scads of software developers and programmers. General Motors is moving past layoffs and the Motor City's rusty...

Is Ford's Redesigned Fusion A Toyota Camry Killer?

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford hopes the redesigned 2013 Fusion will finally be its Camry killer. The Fusion has become Ford's best-selling car since it wen...

CAW: Prepare For A Strike

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 09.13.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- If Canadian Auto Workers go on strike against Detroit's three automakers next week, the impact will be felt quickly in the U.S. Negotiatio...

Future Fusion: 1,200 New Jobs At Flat Rock Plant

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 09.11.2012 | Detroit

FLAT ROCK, Mich. -- Ford is adding 1,200 workers to a suburban Detroit factory to build the Fusion, a sign of confidence that the revamped sedan will ...

GM Stalled For Ideas As Marketing Chief Fired

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors' ads just aren't getting the job done. Since the company left bankruptcy three years ago, its ads haven't boosted sales muc...

Mitt Romney Ad Tries To Tie Obama To Auto Bailout Job Losses

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

As President Obama headed to Ohio Wednesday, Mitt Romney's campaign released a new ad blaming the president for job losses during the auto bailout of ...

GM Recalls More Than 475,000 Cars Over Engine Fire

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.22.2012 | Money

DETROIT — Engine fires are forcing General Motors to recall the Chevy Cruze, a popular model that has helped GM win back small-car buyers. The ...

Power Steering Investigated

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.22.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power steering can fail on 2011 Ford Explorer SUVs. Fifteen drivers h...

Chrysler 200 Investigated

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.22.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints about engine stalling in some Chrysler 200 midsize sedans. The probe includes ...

GM CEO Dan Akerson Says Political Compromise Key To Stopping Next Recession

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.12.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — General Motors is making progress in restructuring its money-losing European operations and holding constructive talks with German lab...

You Think the Players Are Tired? These NBA Playoffs Are Killing Me

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports
Jerry Lanson

For weeks now, the Celtics have given Bostonians every right to root and dream even as national NBA analysts and hometown sports reporters dissected their aches, their age and their weaknesses.

Old Cars, New Sales: Americans Finally Buying, Chrysler Sales Up 30 Percent

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Easier credit, hot new cars and falling gas prices kept Americans buying vehicles at a strong pace in May despite bad economic news. ...

Volt Plant Will Take A Three-Week Summer Vacation

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. will suspend production of the Chevrolet Volt for an extra week this summer as it tries to control the electric car's in...

WATCH: 'Halftime In America' Is Over In New Chrysler Ads

Posted 03.30.2012 | Detroit

After Chrysler got the buzz it intended from its Clint Eastwood-backed "Halftime in America" Super Bowl ad, the automaker is moving on to the "second ...